or ar·iel gazelle
- a mountain gazelle of Arabia, Gazella gazella arabica: almost extinct.
Origin of ariel
- (in Shakespeare's Tempest) a spirit of the air who is required to use his magic to help Prospero.
- Astronomy. one of the moons of the planet Uranus.
- Aerospace. one of a series of British satellites that studied the ionosphere, cosmic rays, and x-rays.
- Also Ar·i·elle [ar-ee-el, air-] /ˌær iˈɛl, ˌɛər-/. a female given name.
- a male given name.
Examples from the Web for ariel
Contemporary Examples of ariel
Say, perhaps, Eric from The Little Mermaid, looking for your Ariel.Viral Video of the Day: Real Life ‘Kiss the Girl’
The Daily Beast Video
April 18, 2014
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
This week, a memoir of liberation, a biography of Ariel Sharon, and a comprehensive compendium from a master poet.This Week’s Hot Reads: January 19th, 2014
January 22, 2014
PHOTOS: The Life of Ariel Sharon Sharon almost made it a strategy in life to avoid the trap of consistency.
One of my favorite glimpses of Ariel Sharon occurred one day some years ago at a breakfast at his farm in the Negev.
Historical Examples of ariel
Let her go as Ariel, all gauze, flesh-tints, and natural curves.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
The same day that the Julia entered, the Ariel left the river.The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido
Is Ariel ever visible to any of the characters besides Prospero?Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8
Charles H. Sylvester
Soon after the Lily left Jamaica she fell in with the Ariel.
A rocket let off the moment they were in was the signal to the Ariel to cease firing.
- an Arabian gazelle, Gazella arabica (or dama)
Word Origin for ariel
- the smallest of the four large satellites of Uranus
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."