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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.]


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


(ˈmaɪ kəl)

a militant archangel. Dan. 10:13.
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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


[ˈmaɪkl] NMiguel
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Writing to his brother Mihail, Dostoevsky says: "They snapped words over our heads, and they made us put on the white shirts worn by persons condemned to death.
In 1864 he lost his first wife and his brother Mihail.
My colleagues: Philip Ivanitch Nikitin, Mihail Stanislavitch Grinevitch"--and turning to Levin--"a district councilor, a modern district councilman, a gymnast who lifts thirteen stone with one hand, a cattle-breeder and sportsman, and my friend, Konstantin Dmitrievitch Levin, the brother of Sergey Ivonovitch Koznishev.
In a statement, the Department of Defense confirmed 34-year old Sergeant First Class Mihail Golin was killed by enemy small arms fire while on patrol in Nangarhar Province.
Unions want a single collective agreement and flat rate payments however the bank's board has not been particularly constructive in finding a solution, Sek general secretary Elisseos Mihail told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA).
Mihail Vassilev, con su Compania Internacional de Titeres, Teatro Muf, creo con este material un bellisimo montaje cargado de inventiva, sutileza, buen gusto y entranables personajes que seducen a traves de las participaciones (visibles) de cuatro actores-titiriteros talentosamente dotados: Miguel Angel Morales, Blanca Ferreyra, Leobardo Marquez y Guillermina Perez quienes, con admirables temple, tecnica y ritmo, dan vida a diez titeres creados en Bulgaria, retomando a los inmortales personajes protagonicos de Collodi (Gepeto y Pinocho) bajo la optica magica de Tolstoi, que nomina a su personaje como Cario en homenaje, obviamente, a Collodi.
In Macedonia, construction is perhaps the safest in the region, says Professor Mihail Garevski of the Institute for Earthquake Engineering
Nanobiotix, a France-based oncology specialist, has named Dr Mihail Obrocea as the head of US clinical development, it is reported today.
Agriculture Minister Mihail Cvetkov said Tuesday the Government was going to pay wineries subsidies of 3 denars per kg of the Vranec variety of grapes for quantities that are more than 60 but not over 130 percent of the quantities purchased last year.
The tragic accident happened as Mihail Nita was playing upstairs with his older sister, Alexia, at his family home in South Bank.
Mihail Nita, four, had been playing with his older sister when she ran down to say he was stuck.