verb (used with object), an·geled, an·gel·ing or, esp. British an·gelled, an·gel·ling.
- angel bed,
- angel cake,
- angel dust,
- angel falls,
- angel food cake
Origin of angel
Examples from the Web for angels
Murders in the City of Angels have fallen by about half in the last 10 years: no small feat for such a big city.
This sultry ballad about break-ups and make-ups in the City of Angels is haunting stuff.The 14 Best Songs of 2014: Bobby Shmurda, Future Islands, Drake, and More|Marlow Stern|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She has 16 total nominations, including one in the TV field for Angels in America.Jennifer Aniston, Oscar Nominee? 5 Takeaways from the 2015 SAG Award Nominations|Kevin Fallon|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There's a being far more curious to the world of ‘Magic: The Gathering’ than dragons, angels, or merfolk: female players.
But there's a being far more curious to the world of Magic: The Gathering than dragons, angels, or merfolk: female players.
Yet angels rejoice with man and with creation redeemed and purified.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Revelation|William Milligan
I thought at first they must be angels, so bright and happy did they seem.The Rocky Island|Samuel Wilberforce
He also practised sculpture and did eight angels in bronze for the Duomo.
As she walked slowly along, she thought to herself, "Elise with the angels!"The Pearl Box|A Pastor
There is joy, so we are told, in the presence of the angels of God—plenty of it, let us hope!The Inner Shrine|Basil King
Word Origin for angel
14c. fusion of Old English engel (with hard -g-) and Old French angele, both from Latin angelus, from Greek angelos "messenger, envoy, one that announces," possibly related to angaros "mounted courier," both from an unknown Oriental word (Watkins compares Sanskrit ajira- "swift;" Klein suggests Semitic sources). Used in Scriptural translations for Hebrew mal'akh (yehowah) "messenger (of Jehovah)," from base l-'-k "to send." An Old English word for it was aerendgast, literally "errand-spirit."
Of persons, "loving; lovely," by 1590s. The medieval gold coin (a new issue of the noble, first struck 1465 by Edward VI) was so called for the image of archangel Michael slaying the dragon, which was stamped on it. It was the coin given to patients who had been "touched" for the King's Evil. Angel food cake is from 1881; angel dust "phencyclidine" is from 1968.
Spirits who live in heaven with God; also the devils of hell, who are angels fallen from goodness. In the Bible (see also Bible), angels are often sent to Earth, sometimes with a human appearance, to bring the messages of God to people, to guide and protect them, or to execute God's punishments. (See Abraham and Isaac, Annunciation, cherubim, Daniel in the lions' den, Gabriel, Jacob's ladder, Lot's wife, Lucifer, Michael, Passover (see also Passover), plagues of Egypt, Satan, and Sodom and Gomorrah.)
see fools rush in where angels fear to tread; on the side of the angels.