archangel

[ ahrk-eyn-juh l ]
/ ˈɑrkˌeɪn dʒəl /

noun

Theology. a chief or principal angel; in medieval angelology one of the nine orders of celestial attendants on God.Compare angel(def 1).

Origin of archangel

before 1000; early Middle English arc(h)angel < Anglo-French, Old French arc(h)ang(e)le < Late Latin archangelus < Greek archángelos; replacing Old English hēahengel; see high, arch-1, angel

Related forms

arch·an·gel·ic [ahrk-an-jel-ik] /ˌɑrk ænˈdʒɛl ɪk/, arch·an·gel·i·cal, adjective

Definition for archangel (2 of 2)

Archangel

[ ahrk-eyn-juh l ]
/ ˈɑrkˌeɪn dʒəl /

noun

Russian Arkhangelsk. a seaport in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, on Dvina Bay.
Gulf of, former name of Dvina Bay.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for archangel (1 of 2)

archangel

/ (ˈɑːkˌeɪndʒəl) /

noun

a principal angel, a member of the order ranking immediately above the angels in medieval angelology
another name for angelica (def. 1)
yellow archangel a Eurasian herbaceous plant (Lamiastrum luteum) that has yellow helmet-shaped flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
a bronze-coloured breed of domestic pigeon with black markings

Derived Forms

archangelic (ˌɑːkænˈdʒɛlɪk), adjective

British Dictionary definitions for archangel (2 of 2)

Archangel

/ (ˈɑːkˌeɪndʒəl) /

noun

a port in NW Russia, on the Dvina River: major centre for the timber trade and White Sea fisheries. Pop: 345 000 (2005 est)Russian name: Arkhangelsk
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012