- one of the archangels, appearing usually as a divine messenger. Dan. 8:16, 9:21; Luke 1:19, 26.
- Islam. the angel of revelation and the intermediary between God and Muhammad.
- a male given name.
Examples from the Web for gabriel
Gabriel is having a very difficult time completely reconciling his faith with his own behavior and the state of the world.‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner Scott Gimple Teases ‘Darker, Weirder’ Times Ahead
December 2, 2014
I really turned on in particular to James Joyce, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Günter Grass.James Patterson Goes Full ‘Fahrenheit 451’ With Burning Book Video
November 25, 2014
Gabriel Pedreira, a spokesman for United Against a Nuclear Iran, opposed any legislation to transfer federal land to Rio Tinto.McCain Helps a Business Partner of Iran
November 13, 2014
Gabriel Weston is an ear, nose and throat surgical specialist.Doctors Can Write More Than Prescriptions: The Best Books by Doctors
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Gabriel has also warned that a practicing Muslim “cannot be a loyal citizen to the United States of America.”The Heritage Hate Panel Features Two Leading Islamophobes
June 17, 2014
According to her, it asked no odds from the wild huntsman, or the Gabriel hounds.Meadow Grass
They were first published with the Maxims in an edition by Gabriel Brotier.Reflections
Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
Gabriel said no more, but gave the knight a parting look, and left him.
Gabriel folded his arms, which were now at liberty, and eyed his old 'prentice in silence.
Gabriel lifted Toby to his mouth, and took a hearty draught.
- Bible one of the archangels, the messenger of good news (Daniel 8:16–26; Luke 1:11–20, 26–38)
- Jacques-Ange (ʒakɑ̃ʒ). 1698–1782, French architect: designed the Petit Trianon at Versailles
Word Origin and History for gabriel
masc. proper name, also name of an Old Testament angel, from Hebrew Gabhri el, literally "man of God," from gebher "man" + El "God." First element is from base of verb gabhar "was strong" (cf. Arabic jabr "strong, young man;" jabbar "tyrant").
An angel in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim systems of belief. He is usually represented in the Bible (see also Bible) as a messenger from God, bearing God's word to the Israelites and appearing to Mary, the mother of Jesus, at the Annunciation. Gabriel also revealed the sacred laws of the Koran to Muhammad.