Daniel

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noun Dan·iel \ˈdan-yəl also ˈda-nəl\

Definition of Daniel

  1. 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. 2 :  a book of narratives, visions, and prophecies in canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see bible table

Origin and Etymology of daniel

Hebrew Dānī'ēl


First Known Use: before 12th century


Daniel

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biographical name Dan·iel \ˈdan-yəl\

Definition of Daniel

  1. Samuel 1562?–1619 Eng. poet


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