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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.]
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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
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Mi•chael

(ˈmaɪ kəl)

n.
a militant archangel. Dan. 10:13.
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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
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Translations
Michal
MichaelMikael
MikaelMikko
מיכאל
Mihovil
Mihály
マイケル
Mikael
Michał
Mihai
Michal
MihaMihael
MihajloМихајло
Mikael
Mikail

Michael

[ˈmaɪkl] NMiguel
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References in classic literature ?
In fact, an hour earlier, as the Makambo's anchor was heaving out and while Captain Kellar was descending the port gangplank, Michael was coming on board through a starboard port-hole.
Somebody had to pay for the six quarts, which, multiplied by thirty, amounted to a tidy sum in the course of the month; and, since that man was Dag Daughtry, he found it necessary to pass Michael inboard on the Makambo through a starboard port-hole.
Facing the little knot of officers was the entire motley crew of the Fuwalda, and at their head stood Black Michael.
But then the first mate lunged forward upon his face, and at a cry of command from Black Michael the mutineers charged the remaining four.
But Black Michael was even quicker, so that the fellow went down with a bullet in his back before he had taken a half dozen steps.
So it was that Jerry came to hear his old-time name on the lips of Villa and Harley, and saw once again his full-brother Michael.
"Say nothing," Harley muttered to Villa, as they made out, peering over the bow of the shore-coming whaleboat, the rough coat, red- wheaten in colour, of Michael. "We won't know anything about anything, and we won't even let on we're watching what they do."
Darling, but he was totting up winter great-coats for John and Michael, with a wet towel around his head to keep his brain clear, and it seemed a shame to trouble him; besides, she knew exactly what he would say: "It all comes of having a dog for a nurse."
It had begun so uneventfully, so precisely like a hundred other evenings, with Nana putting on the water for Michael's bath and carrying him to it on her back.
Then John was born, with the extra pomp that he conceived due to the birth of a male, and Michael came from his bath to ask to be born also, but John said brutally that they did not want any more.