Definition of angel
2 : an attendant spirit or guardian guardian angels who watch over us
3 : a usually white-robed winged figure of human form in fine art
5 : a person who is like an angel (as in looks or behavior) Your son is such an angel. She's no angel. Be an angel and get me a cup of tea, would you?
6 Christian Science : inspiration from God
7 : one (such as a backer of a theatrical venture) who aids or supports with money or influence Angels funded the start-up company.
8 : angelfish
angelicallyplay \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Origin and Etymology 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
ANGEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of angel for English Language Learners
: 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.
ANGEL Defined for Kids
Definition of angel for Students
1 : a spiritual being serving God especially as a messenger
2 : a person who is very good, kind, or beautiful
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