- an angel believed to protect a particular person, as from danger or error.
- a person who looks after or is concerned with the welfare of another.
Origin of guardian angel
First recorded in 1625–35
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Examples from the Web for guardian angel
And so each one has his devil to exorcise and his guardian-angel to watch over him.A Novelist on Novels
W. L. George
You have called me, too, your guardian-angel; Oh suffer me to call you mine!The Wanderer (Volume 4 of 5)
It would seem as if some guardian-angel shielded them from desecration.Gifts of Genius
She is more than my daughter; she is the guardian-angel of the house.The Two Destinies
They have been kept entirely at a distance since you became my guardian-angel!Jude the Obscure