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Daniel

[ dan-yuhl ]
/ ˈdæn yəl /
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Definition of Daniel

noun
Bible.
  1. a prophet living in Babylon during the Captivity.
  2. the book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Dan.
Samuel, 1562–1619, English poet and historian: poet laureate 1599–1619.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “the Lord is my judge.”
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British Dictionary definitions for Daniel (1 of 2)

Daniel1
/ (ˈdænjəl) /

noun
Old Testament
  1. a youth who was taken into the household of Nebuchadnezzar, received guidance and apocalyptic visions from God, and was given divine protection when thrown into the lions' den
  2. the book that recounts these experiences and visions (in full The Book of the Prophet Daniel)
(often preceded by a) a wise upright person

Word Origin for Daniel

sense 2: referring to Daniel in the Apocryphal Book of Susanna

British Dictionary definitions for Daniel (2 of 2)

Daniel2
/ (ˈdænjəl) /

noun
Paul (Wilson). born 1958, English conductor; musical director of the English National Opera (1997–2005)
Samuel. ?1562–1619, English poet and writer: author of the sonnet sequence Delia (1592)
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