one of a class of spiritual beings; a celestial attendant of God. In medieval angelology, angels constituted the lowest of the nine celestial orders (seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominations or dominions, virtues, powers, principalities or princedoms, archangels, and angels).
a conventional representation of such a being, in human form, with wings, usually in white robes.
a messenger, especially of God.
a person who performs a mission of God or acts as if sent by God: an angel of mercy.
a person having qualities generally attributed to an angel, as beauty, purity, or kindliness.
a person whose actions and thoughts are consistently virtuous.
an attendant or guardian spirit.
a deceased person whose soul is regarded as having been accepted into heaven.
a person who provides financial backing for some undertaking, as a play, political campaign, or business venture: A group of angels entered the mix, providing George the leverage he needed to take the startup company in a new direction.Angels seek deals that they can exit in less than a decade.
an English gold coin issued from 1470 to 1634, varying in value from 6s. 8d. to 10s. and bearing on its obverse a figure of the archangel Michael killing a dragon.
Slang. an image on a radar screen caused by a low-flying object, as a bird.
Informal. to provide financial backing for: Two wealthy friends angeled the Broadway revival of his show.
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a male or female given name.
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How to use angel in a sentence
The financing journey began for Giles Palmer, with angel funding in 2006.Brandwatch is acquired by Cision for $450M, creating a PR, marketing and social listening giant | Mike Butcher | February 26, 2021 | TechCrunch
Everything was open for me, angel and Faith and everything was just working for us.Angel Reese’s return is big for Maryland women in rout of Purdue | Kareem Copeland | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Her first name was a fitting one for someone who was a steadfast mentor and friend, and an angel to so many.
A university official kept an angel ornament made by a stranger.Some objects will remind us of the pandemic long after it’s over | Theresa Vargas | February 17, 2021 | Washington Post
Balaji Srinivasan, an angel investor and entrepreneur who previously served as the Chief Technology Officer of Coinbase, earlier this month made a case for why India should embrace bitcoin.Jack Dorsey and Jay Z invest 500 BTC to make Bitcoin ‘internet’s currency’ | Manish Singh | February 12, 2021 | TechCrunch
Especially not when the display in question includes an angel falling from the sky in flames, surrounded by Biblical verses.
Lindsay Ellingson, an “angel” for three years, said she had been inspired by Giselle and Heidi Klum.I Got Kicked Out Of The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show | Nico Hines | December 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I laid out there for two and a half hours and my guardian angel showed up—rapper T.I.,” Stapp told MTV News.Creed Singer Scott Stapp’s Fall From Grace: From 40 Million Albums Sold to Living in a Holiday Inn | Marlow Stern | November 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was the voice of an angel, but I wanted the face, the photos, the video of the family.
Part Grim Reaper, part angel, this deathly saint had few followers, and they mostly worshipped in private.America’s Fastest Growing Death Holiday Is From Mexico | Michael Schulson | November 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I reached the spot where she stood, she began to speak, and I took off my hat as if doing reverence to an angel.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
"I do think angel would surely want me to go, if she knew," thought Rosemary.
In two or three minutes Rosemary appeared once more, without her hat and coat, to say that "angel" had not yet come back.
This was a hard nut to crack, if his past were not to be ruthlessly severed from angel's by a word.
There was a scamp of a father who had "not been very kind" to angel, and had been lost, or had thoughtfully lost himself.
British Dictionary definitions for angel
theol one of a class of spiritual beings attendant upon God. In medieval angelology they are divided by rank into nine orders: seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominations (or dominions), virtues, powers, principalities (or princedoms), archangels, and angels
a divine messenger from God
a guardian spirit
a conventional representation of any of these beings, depicted in human form with wings
informal a person, esp a woman, who is kind, pure, or beautiful
informal an investor in a venture, esp a backer of a theatrical production
Also called: angel-noble a former English gold coin with a representation of the archangel Michael on it, first minted in Edward IV's reign
informal an unexplained signal on a radar screen
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