Michael


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Mi·chael

 (mī′kəl)
n.
An archangel who appears in the Hebrew Scriptures as a protector of the Jews and in the New Testament as a leader of the angels in their war against Satan.

[Hebrew mîkā'ēl, who (is) like God? : , who; see my in Semitic roots + , like + 'ēl, God; see ʔl in Semitic roots.]

Michael

(ˈmaɪkəl)
n
1. (Biography) 1596–1645, tsar of Russia (1613–45); founder of the Romanov dynasty
2. (Biography) born 1921, king of Romania (1927–30, as part of a three-part regency; 1940–47), who relinquished the throne (1930–40) in favour of his father, Carol II. He led the coup d'état that overthrew (1944) Antonescu but was forced to abdicate (1947) by the Communists
3. (Biography) Saint Michael Bible one of the archangels. Feast day: Sept 29 or Nov 8

Mi•chael

(ˈmaɪ kəl)

n.
a militant archangel. Dan. 10:13.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Michael - (Old Testament) the guardian archangel of the JewsMichael - (Old Testament) the guardian archangel of the Jews
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
archangel - an angel ranked above the highest rank in the celestial hierarchy
Translations
Michal
MichaelMikael
MikaelMikko
מיכאל
Mihovil
Mihály
マイケル
Mikael
Michał
Mihai
Michal
MihaMihael
MihajloМихајло
Mikael
Mikail

Michael

[ˈmaɪkl] NMiguel
References in classic literature ?
I remained with my family on Clench until the sixth of June,1774, when I and one Michael Stoner were solicited by Governor Dunmore, of Virginia, to go to the Falls of the Ohio, to conduct into the settlement a number of surveyors that had been sent thither by him some months before; this country having about this time drawn the attention of many adventurers.
I will go over to Michael Cross, and engage him to come behind on his swift nag, and keep a bright lookout on the road, and warn us if any company of men come on.
I gave Michael books and pictures to prepare Minny every evening, and to put her back in the stable: you mustn't scold him either, mind.
First, Michael, the eldest son, still living, and now an old man turned seventy.
He scarce had finisht, when such murmur filld Th' Assembly, as when hollow Rocks retain The sound of blustring winds, which all night long Had rous'd the Sea, now with hoarse cadence lull Sea-faring men orewatcht, whose Bark by chance Or Pinnace anchors in a craggy Bay After the Tempest: Such applause was heard As MAMMON ended, and his Sentence pleas'd, Advising peace: for such another Field They dreaded worse then Hell: so much the fear Of Thunder and the Sword of MICHAEL Wrought still within them; and no less desire To found this nether Empire, which might rise By pollicy, and long process of time, In emulation opposite to Heav'n.
He saluted Rowena by doffing his velvet bonnet, garnished with a golden broach, representing St Michael trampling down the Prince of Evil.
Michael, which the Aethiopians celebrate the 16th of June.
All worthy Sancho's observations," said the duchess, "are Catonian sentences, or at any rate out of the very heart of Michael Verino himself, who florentibus occidit annis.
The name is that of Michael O'Neill, popularly called Prince Michael, partly because he claimed descent from ancient Fenian princes, and partly because he was credited with a plan to make himself prince president of Ireland, as the last Napoleon did of France.
In this connection I wish to say one word about Michael Angelo Buonarotti.
Facing the little knot of officers was the entire motley crew of the Fuwalda, and at their head stood Black Michael.
The prince, who generally kept very strictly to social distinctions and rarely admitted even important government officials to his table, had unexpectedly selected Michael Ivanovich (who always went into a corner to blow his nose on his checked handkerchief) to illustrate the theory that all men are equals, and had more than once impressed on his daughter that Michael Ivanovich was "not a whit worse than you or I.