a celestial being. Genesis 3:24; Ezekiel 1, 10.
Theology. a member of the second order of angels, often represented as a beautiful rosy-cheeked child with wings.
a beautiful or innocent person, especially a child.
a person, especially a child, with a sweet, chubby, innocent face.
- che·ru·bic [chuh-roo-bik], /tʃəˈru bɪk/, che·ru·bi·cal, adjective
- cher·ub·like, adjective
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How to use cherub in a sentence
Adriana Bottino-Poage is 6 years old, with cherub cheeks and curls that bounce when she laughs.Today’s kids will live through three times as many climate disasters as their grandparents, study says | Sarah Kaplan | September 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Nearby, plump kidneys churn out requests for water and salt—twin cherubs of the torso.
The haul came from 10 pieces that mostly feature winged cherubs called “war nymphs,” some of which sold thousands of copies.
Miley Cyrus morphed from cherub-faced Disney tween into raunchy twerker.La Roux Discusses New Album ‘Trouble in Paradise,’ the 5-Year Gap, and Embracing Her Androgyny | Marlow Stern | July 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The little 17-year-old Russian cherub lutzed and salchowed like she was born for that expressed purpose.Sotnikova Beat Kim Yu-Na? Figure Skating Is Probably Corrupt (But We Knew That) | Kevin Fallon | February 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With fair skin boosting the expressiveness of her big blue eyes, Kazan resembles a slightly more cherub-faced Jennifer Connelly.Zoe Kazan Talks About Starring in ‘Ruby Sparks,’ Grandfather Elia Kazan, & More | Marlow Stern | July 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The film opened with two African cherub babies playing in the dirt.
The child actress, now 15, has gone from a dimpled cherub to an undead evildoer in New Moon.
Therefore God alone is responsible for the acts the man performs in obedience to the cherub's orders.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
So I want you to fit up this roof of the kitchen exactly in the way you arranged the garden on the roof at cherub Court.The Garret and the Garden | R.M. Ballantyne
A decided case of 'up aloft': he looks quite the cherub, does he not?Frank Fairlegh | Frank E. Smedley
But from the limit whence the cherub continueth not the imp began.The Varmint | Owen Johnson
And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house.The Prophet Ezekiel | Arno C. Gaebelein
British Dictionary definitions for cherub
theol a member of the second order of angels, whose distinctive gift is knowledge, often represented as a winged child or winged head of a child
an innocent or sweet child
- cherubic (tʃəˈruːbɪk) or cherubical, adjective
- cherubically, adverb
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