Simple Definition of angel
: a spiritual being that serves especially as a messenger from God or as a guardian of human beings
: a person (such as a child) who is very good, kind, beautiful, etc.
Full Definition of angel
2 : an attendant spirit or guardian
3 : a usually white-robed winged figure of human form in fine art
5 : a person like an angel (as in looks or behavior)
6 Christian Science : inspiration from God
7 : one (as a backer of a theatrical venture) who aids or supports with money or influence
8 : angelfish
Examples of angel
Your son is such an angel!
He's not a bad kid, but he's no angel.
Be an angel and get me a cup of tea, would you?
Origin of angel
Middle English, from Old English engel & Anglo-French angele; both from Late Latin angelus, from Greek angelos, literally, messenger
First Known Use: before 12th century
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