cherub


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cher·ub

 (chĕr′əb)
n.
1. pl. cher·u·bim (chĕr′ə-bĭm′, -yə-bĭm′)
a. A winged celestial being.
b. cherubim Christianity The second of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology.
2. pl. cher·ubs
a. A putto.
b. A person, especially a child, with an innocent or chubby face.

[Middle English, from Late Latin, from Hebrew kərûb; see krb in Semitic roots.]

che·ru′bic (chə-ro͞o′bĭk) adj.
che·ru′bi·cal·ly adv.

cherub

(ˈtʃɛrəb)
n, pl cherubs or cherubim (ˈtʃɛrəbɪm; -ʊbɪm)
1. (Theology) theol a member of the second order of angels, whose distinctive gift is knowledge, often represented as a winged child or winged head of a child
2. an innocent or sweet child
[Old English, from Hebrew kěrūbh]
cherubic, cheˈrubical adj
cheˈrubically adv

cher•ub

(ˈtʃɛr əb)

n., pl. cher•ubs for 4; cher•u•bim (ˈtʃɛr ə bɪm, -yʊ bɪm) for 1, 2.
1. a celestial being. Gen. 3:24; Ezek. 1, 10.
2. a member of the second order of angels, often represented as a winged child.
3. a person, esp. a child, with a sweet, chubby face.
[before 900; Old English c(h)erubin, cerubim (all singular) < Latin cherūbim < Greek < Hebrew kərūbhīm (pl.)]
che•ru•bic (tʃəˈru bɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cherub - a sweet innocent babycherub - a sweet innocent baby    
babe, baby, infant - a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk; "the baby began to cry again"; "she held the baby in her arms"; "it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different"
2.cherub - an angel of the second order whose gift is knowledge; usually portrayed as a winged child
angel - spiritual being attendant upon God
Translations
ملاك مَلاك ذو أجْنِحَه
andělíčekcherubín
englebarnkerub
kisangyal
kerúb
cherubinascherubino
ķerubs
cherubín
kerub
kanatlı çocuk yüzlü melek

cherub

[ˈtʃerəb] N (cherubs (pl))
1.querubín m, angelito m
2. (Rel) (cherubim (pl)) [ˈtʃerəbɪm]querubín m

cherub

[ˈtʃɛrəb] n (= angel) → chérubin m

cherub

n
pl <-im> (Eccl) → Cherub m
pl <-s> (Art) → Putte f, → Putto m (form); (= baby)Engelchen nt

cherub

[ˈtʃɛrəb] n
a. (cherubs (pl)) (child) → angioletto
b. (cherubim (pl)) [ˈtʃɛrəbɪm] (Rel) → cherubino

cherub

(ˈtʃerəb) noun
an angel with wings and the plump face and body of a child.
cheˈrubic (-ˈruː-) adjective
References in classic literature ?
Go, pick up my things, like a cherub, as you are," said Jo, dropping down under a maple tree, which was carpeting the bank with crimson leaves.
I dare say it's only right; I would lend them the cherub occasionally, and you might let them have Mr.
Underneath this, in one corner, was a picture of a husband and wife in loving embrace; in the opposite corner was a cradle, with fluffy curtains drawn over it, and a smiling cherub hovering upon silver-colored wings.
Dame Archer brought the cherub down to master, in the house, and his face just began to light up, when the old croaker steps forward, and says he - "Earnshaw, it's a blessing your wife has been spared to leave you this son.
I should be sorry to believe it, too, but how do you know; maybe ten years, eight years ago that very woman with the salt fish came here fresh as a cherub, innocent, pure, knowing no evil, blushing at every word.
There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To look out for the life of poor Jack.
From Commodore Porter he received the alarming intelligence that the British frigate Phoebe, with a store-ship mounted with battering pieces, calculated to attack forts, had arrived at Rio Janeiro, where she had been joined by the sloops of war Cherub and Raccoon, and that they had all sailed in company on the 6th of July for the Pacific, bound, as it was supposed, to Columbia River.
But on the pillars Seraph eyes have seen The dimness of this world : that greyish green That Nature loves the best for Beauty's grave Lurk'd in each cornice, round each architrave - And every sculptur'd cherub thereabout That from his marble dwelling peeréd out Seem'd earthly in the shadow of his niche - Achaian statues in a world so rich ?
Nothing else would satisfy this self-opinionated cherub.
She pinched Celia's chin, being in the mood now to think her very winning and lovely--fit hereafter to be an eternal cherub, and if it were not doctrinally wrong to say so, hardly more in need of salvation than a squirrel.
Meanwhile, Dorothy had dressed herself in a pretty gown of soft grey embroidered with silver, and put a blue-and-gold suit of satin upon little Button-Bright, who looked as sweet as a cherub in it.
and Fan gave the cherub a shake, which produced an explanation.