archangel

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noun arch·an·gel \ˈärk-ˌān-jəl\

Definition of archangel

  1. 1 :  a chief angel

  2. 2 plural :  an order of angels — see celestial hierarchy

archangelic

play \ˌärk-(ˌ)an-ˈje-lik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of archangel

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


ARCHANGEL Defined for English Language Learners

archangel

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noun arch·an·gel \ˈärk-ˌān-jəl\

Definition of archangel for English Language Learners

  • : an angel of the highest rank


ARCHANGEL Defined for Kids

archangel

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noun arch·an·gel \ˈärk-ˌān-jəl\

Definition of archangel for Students

  1. :  a chief angel


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