Daniel

noun
Dan·​iel | \ ˈdan-yəl How to pronounce Daniel (audio) also ˈda-nᵊl \

Definition of Daniel

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the Jewish hero of the Book of Daniel who as an exile in Babylon interprets dreams, gives accounts of apocalyptic visions, and is divinely delivered from a den of lions
2 : a book of narratives, visions, and prophecies in canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table

Daniel

biographical name
Dan·​iel | \ ˈdan-yəl How to pronounce Daniel (audio) \

Definition of Daniel (Entry 2 of 2)

Samuel 1562?–1619 English poet

First Known Use of Daniel

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Daniel

Noun

Hebrew Dānī'ēl

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“Daniel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Daniel. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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