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Arch·an·gel

 (ärk′ān′jəl)

arch·an·gel

 (ärk′ān′jəl)
n.
1. A high-ranking angel.
2. archangels The eighth of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology.

[Middle English, from Old French archangele, from Late Latin archangelus, from Late Greek arkhangelos : Greek arkh-, archi- + Greek angelos, angel.]

arch′an·gel′ic (-ăn-jĕl′ĭk) adj.

archangel

(ˈɑːkˌeɪndʒəl)
n
1. (Theology) a principal angel, a member of the order ranking immediately above the angels in medieval angelology
2. (Plants) another name for angelica1
3. (Plants) yellow archangel a Eurasian herbaceous plant (Lamiastrum luteum) that has yellow helmet-shaped flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
4. (Breeds) a bronze-coloured breed of domestic pigeon with black markings
archangelic adj

Archangel

(ˈɑːkˌeɪndʒəl)
n
(Placename) a port in NW Russia, on the Dvina River: major centre for the timber trade and White Sea fisheries. Pop: 345 000 (2005 est). Russian name: Arkhangelsk

arch•an•gel

(ˈɑrkˌeɪn dʒəl)

n.
a chief or principal angel; one of the nine orders of celestial attendants on God. Compare angel (def. 1).
[before 1000; early Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Late Latin < Greek archángelos; see ARCH-1, angel]
arch`an•gel′ic (-ænˈdʒɛl ɪk) arch`an•gel′i•cal, adj.

Arch•an•gel

(ˈɑrkˌeɪn dʒəl)

n.
1. Russian, Arkhangelsk. a seaport in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, on Dvina Bay. 416,000.
2. Gulf of, former name of Dvina Bay.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.archangel - an angel ranked above the highest rank in the celestial hierarchyarchangel - an angel ranked above the highest rank in the celestial hierarchy
angel - spiritual being attendant upon God
Gabriel - (Bible) the archangel who was the messenger of God
Michael - (Old Testament) the guardian archangel of the Jews
Raphael - an archangel of the Hebrew tradition
2.archangel - a biennial cultivated herbarchangel - a biennial cultivated herb; its stems are candied and eaten and its roots are used medicinally
angelica, angelique - any of various tall and stout herbs of the genus Angelica having pinnately compound leaves and small white or greenish flowers in compound umbels
Translations
رَئيس مَلائِكَه
archanděl
ærke-engel
arkkienkeliylienkeli
רב־מלאך
arkangyal
erkiengill
archangelas
erceņģelis
archanjel
arhanđelarhanđeoарханђеларханђео
baş melek

archangel

[ˈɑːkˌeɪndʒəl] Narcángel m

archangel

[ˈɑːrkeɪndʒəl] narchange m

archangel

[ˈɑːkˌeɪndʒl] narcangelo

archangel

(aːkeindʒel) noun
a chief angel.
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?
He announced himself as the archangel Gabriel, and commanded the captain to jump overboard.
There you have a dim and mighty archangel fitly set before you
So spake th' Archangel MICHAEL, then paus'd, As at the Worlds great period; and our Sire Replete with joy and wonder thus repli'd.
That terrible avenger, a perfect archangel of hatred, was still looking.
But those two men were hundred-armed giants, the swords flew about in their hands like the burning glaive of the archangel.
In that case, he was to land such part of his cargo as was intended for the establishment, and to proceed to New Archangel with the supplies intended for the Russian post at that place, where he could receive peltries in payment.
A good soul, Jane," said he; "though she made an idiotic marriage, and leads a life which might spoil the temper of an archangel.
Of Saint Michel the archangel, as the Pater Noster saith.
A large stone presented by the archangel Gabriel to the
As he timed it with his watch, Bassett likened it to the trump of an archangel.
It was early pointed out that in spite of himself Milton has in some sense made Satan the hero of the poem--a reader can scarcely fail to sympathize with the fallen archangel in his unconquerable Puritan-like resistance to the arbitrary decrees of Milton's despotic Deity.