Gabriel


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Ga·bri·el

 (gā′brē-əl)
n.
In the Bible, an angel who explained signs from God and announced the conception, birth, and mission of Jesus to Mary. In Islamic tradition, Gabriel is believed to have revealed the Koran to Muhammad.

Gabriel

(ˈɡeɪbrɪəl)
n
(Bible) Bible one of the archangels, the messenger of good news (Daniel 8:16–26; Luke 1:11–20, 26–38)

Gabriel

(French ɡabriɛl)
n
(Biography) Jacques-Ange (ʒakɑ̃ʒ). 1698–1782, French architect: designed the Petit Trianon at Versailles

Ga•bri•el

(ˈgeɪ bri əl)

n.
one of the archangels, appearing usu. as a divine messenger. Dan. 8:16, 9:21; Luke 1:19, 26.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gabriel - (Bible) the archangel who was the messenger of GodGabriel - (Bible) the archangel who was the messenger of God
Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Bible, Word of God, Book, Word - the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
archangel - an angel ranked above the highest rank in the celestial hierarchy
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Gabriel

[ˈgeɪbrɪəl] NGabriel
References in classic literature ?
Do you think the archangel Gabriel thinks anything the less of me, because I promptly and respectfully obey that old hunks in that particular instance?
The unflinching earnestness with which he declared these things; --the dark, daring play of his sleepless, excited imagination, and all the preternatural terrors of real delirium, united to invest this Gabriel in the minds of the majority of the ignorant crew, with an atmosphere of sacredness.
There were little wings of haste upon his feet, and he came straight to me, with the air of the Angel Gabriel about to make his divine announcement.
Betwixt these rockie Pillars GABRIEL sat Chief of th' Angelic Guards, awaiting night; About him exercis'd Heroic Games Th' unarmed Youth of Heav'n, but nigh at hand Celestial Armourie, Shields, Helmes, and Speares Hung high with Diamond flaming, and with Gold.
And you know how superstitious Gabriel is," continued Jammes.
The first was a will, drawn in the same eccentric terms as the one which he had returned six months before, to serve as a testament in case of death and as a deed of gift in case of disappearance; but in place of the name of Edward Hyde, the lawyer, with indescribable amazement read the name of Gabriel John Utterson.
And won't it make Gabriel keckle when Geordie comes pantin' ut the grees with the tompstean balanced on his hump, and asks to be took as evidence
People do not go out from it by the door, but by the window; one doesn't descend here by the marble steps of a peristyle, but by the branches of a lime-tree; and the angel with a flaming sword who guards this elysium seems to have changed his celestial name of Gabriel into that of the more terrestrial one of the Prince de Marsillac.
From this lofty eminence, a vast and magnificent prospect unfolds itself; the great Gulf of California, with the dark blue sea beyond, studded with islands; and in another direction, the immense lava plain of San Gabriel.
A faint type of both characters may be found in the Surinam Yarico of Captain John Gabriel Stedman, whose 'Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition' appeared in 1796.
The stone tried to follow him, and if the angel Gabriel had not happened by the merest good luck to be there to seize it, it would have done it.
I think if we should be rapt away into all that we dream of heaven, and should converse with Gabriel and Uriel, the upper sky would be all that would remain of our furniture.