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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.


 cherubs collectively or plural, 1613.
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But far within And in thir own dimensions like themselves The great Seraphic Lords and Cherubim In close recess and secret conclave sat A thousand Demy-Gods on golden seat's, Frequent and full.
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Make one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; make the cherubim of one piece with the cover, at the two ends.
18 You shall make two cherubim of gold, make them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat.
Two citizens injured by terrorists' shell on the Cherubim Monastery in Damascus Countryside Two citizens were injured by terrorists' mortar shell that was launched on the Cherubim Monastery in Saidnaya are in Damascus Countryside on Friday.
If American nurses are our "Angels of Mercy"--and they are, believe me; especially military nurses--then our candy-striped teenage hospital volunteers must be the cherubim, God bless 'em.
Enough for him, whom Cherubim Worship night and day, A breastful of milk, And a mangerful of hay; Enough for him, whom Angels Fall down before, The ox and ass and camel Which adore.
MISS MONICA, who finished third in the 10furlong maiden behind Cherubim at Brighton yesterday, clearly hated the fast ground.
CHERUBIM was a welcome winner for trainer David Loder and also enabled jockey Tom Queally to ride out his claim when winning the fillies' maiden.
Cherubim has been knocking on the door in her four runs and can finally open her account at Brighton today.
CHERUBIM has been knocking on the door in her four runs and she can finally open her account when she turns out at Brighton today.