or ar·iel gazelle
Origin of ariel
Definition for ariel (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for ariel
Say, perhaps, Eric from The Little Mermaid, looking for your Ariel.
The “babes in bikinis” include Chrissy Teigen, Hannah Davis, Ariel Meredith, Jessica Gomes, and Christie Brinkley.Michelle Obama Wore Carolina Herrera to State Dinner; 'Sports Illustrated' Models Make Flight Safety Sexy|The Fashion Beast Team|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This week, a memoir of liberation, a biography of Ariel Sharon, and a comprehensive compendium from a master poet.
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One of my favorite glimpses of Ariel Sharon occurred one day some years ago at a breakfast at his farm in the Negev.
The Ariel, read Harriet, at which Peggy opened her eyes wide.Peggy Owen at Yorktown|Lucy Foster Madison
The young Narragansett's muscles were like steel bands now, and not a member of the Ariel's crew could throw him.The Story of John Paul Jones|Chelsea Curtis Fraser
When he had made an end of his story he charmed her into sleep, for Ariel was at hand, and he had work for him to do.Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare|E. Nesbit
I wondered a while, losing myself, as if in wanderings like Ariel's, between the clouds.Memoirs of a Midget|Walter de la Mare
Of inhabitants there were absolutely no traces to be seen, from the direction in which the Ariel was approaching.The Angel of the Revolution|George Griffith
British Dictionary definitions for ariel (1 of 2)
Word Origin for ariel
British Dictionary definitions for ariel (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for ariel
1382, in the Wyclif Bible, a word taken untranslated from the Vulgate, from Greek ariel (Sept.), from Hebrew ariel; in later Bibles, translated as "altar."
(Gesenius would here translate "fire-hearth of God," after Arab. arr; elsewhere in O.T. the same word occurs as a man's name, and appellation of Jerusalem, where it is taken as = "lion of God.") Ariel in T. Heywood and Milton is the name of an angel, in Shakespeare of "an Ayrie spirit"; in Astron. of one of the satellites of Uranus. [OED]
As the name of a species of gazelle found in the Middle East, 1832, from Arabic aryil, variant of ayyil "stag."