noun, plural cher·ubs for 3, 4; cher·u·bim [cher-uh-bim, -yoo-bim] /ˈtʃɛr ə bɪm, -yʊ bɪm/ for 1, 2.
Origin of cherub
Related formsche·ru·bic [chuh-roo-bik] /tʃəˈru bɪk/, che·ru·bi·cal, adjectivecher·ub·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for cherubim
This scroll was signed with a stamp of cherubim's wings, not spread, but hanging downwards; and by them a cross.Ideal Commonwealths|Various
We much prefer Dr. Fairbairn's interpretation of the Cherubim to that of our author.
I will entreat the angels, the archangels, the cherubim and the seraphim for you—give me but your full name and address.The Created Legend|Feodor Sologub
And there appeared in the cherubim the form of a man's hand under their wings.The Prophet Ezekiel|Arno C. Gaebelein
First the seraphim, then the cherubim, and afterwards the simple angels.Astronomical Myths|John F. Blake
British Dictionary definitions for cherubim
noun plural cherubs or cherubim (ˈtʃɛrəbɪm, -ʊbɪm)
Derived Formscherubic (tʃəˈruːbɪk) or cherubical, adjectivecherubically, adverb
Word Origin for cherub
Culture definitions for cherubim
One of the groups of the angels.