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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. He was in terrible poverty, yet he took upon himself the payment of his brother's debts.
"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."
The Personal Representative`s field assistants Ognjen Jovic, Mihail Olaru and Martin Schuster will carry out the monitoring from the other side of the border.
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The Personal Representative's field assistants Mihail Olaru and Simon Tiller will carry out the monitoring exercise from the territory of Azerbaijan.
Dinamo Bucharest loanee Mihail Popescu has been a standout for the Buddies since arriving last month.
Three brothers from Limassol, aged 28, 19 and 16, who were arrested on Wednesday evening in connection with the murder of Christos Mihail on Monday are expected to appear in court on Thursday morning.
The Security and Counter-Intelligence Administration (UBK) was directly involved in the organization of the violent attack on the Macedonian Parliament on 27 April 2017, said brothers Stefan and Mihail Mladenovski in their testimony Monday.
Also present were H E Ahmed bin Salim Ba'omar, Ambassador of Oman to Italy and H E Mihail Coman, Romania's Ambassador to Oman.
The president's father, Georgi Radev, was not penalised after interference of the local leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, Mihail Liskov.Another four colleagues of the dismissed policeman were also sanctioned.
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.