arch·​an·​gel ˈärk-ˌān-jəl How to pronounce archangel (audio)
: a chief angel
archangels plural : an order of angels see celestial hierarchy
archangelic adjective

Examples of archangel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whether Knowles-Carter will address country music's racialized past or shed light on its inherent lies is unknown, but like archangel Gabriel who blew the horn to bring forth Judgment Day. TIME, 14 Feb. 2024 This involves the return of archangel Gabriel (Jon Hamm), who, after having disappeared last season following Aziraphale and Crowley's success in thwarting Armageddon, emerges with his memory wiped. Jessica Wang,, 22 June 2023 One is a sumptuously colored tapestry-weave wall hanging, probably from sixth-century Egypt, with an image of a stolid Virgin and Child flanked by archangels with TikTok haircuts. Holland Cotter, New York Times, 16 Nov. 2023 Celebrate the fall equinox: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 Three Spirals Studio offers a 15-minute massage, a Tarot card reading or a spiritual reading from archangels or ascended masters. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 17 Sep. 2023 While Crowley is leery as to why the archangel has come to the bookshop, Aziraphale is keen to solve the mystery behind Gabriel’s condition. Josie Howell |, al, 27 July 2023 Now, Michael Sheen and David Tennant return as Aziraphale and demon Crowley, respectively, as the two help a lost archangel in this Prime Video series. James Grebey, Vulture, 28 July 2023 However, hiding the archangel from both Heaven and Hell quickly disrupts their lives in unforeseen ways. Josie Howell |, al, 27 July 2023 Reprising their roles are Doon Mackichan as archangel Michael and Gloria Obianyo as archangel Uriel. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 7 June 2023

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Word History


Middle English, from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French archangle, from Late Latin archangelus, from Greek archangelos, from archi- + angelos angel

First Known Use

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of archangel was in the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Archangel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


arch·​an·​gel ˈärk-ˌān-jəl How to pronounce archangel (audio)
: an angel of high rank
archangelic adjective

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