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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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"A few years back, we didn't really see social media presence for politicians similar to what we're seeing today," said Roula Mikhael, executive director at the Maharat Foundation, a media watchdog NGO.
From Monot Street in Achrafieh, to Hamra's revival, to Gemmayze, to Mar Mikhael, to Badaro and this year to Dbayeh and Broummana, it seems that every few years a new area gets its turn in the sun.
NNA - Finance Minister, Ali Hasan Khalil, on Monday met in Moscow, amid the conclusion of his participation in Saint Petersburg Forum, the representative of Russian President in MENA region, Mikhael Bogdanov, and discussed with him the importance of the role played by Russia in solving the presidential election issue in Lebanon and in protecting local stability and facing terrorism.
Since Friday, thousands have been protesting in the Upper Egyptian governorate against the appointment of governor Emad Shehata Mikhael, with some objecting to his career as a policeman and others objecting to him being Christian.
Hughes then saw a header tipped over by Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz.
Mixing art and architecture, the show's 30 untitled pieces attempt to visualize the changes he's witnessed in the capital, especially on his home street in Mar Mikhael, since moving to Beirut in 2008.
Summary: In just a few years, the area of Mar Mikhael has gone from being a small industrial neighborhood to Beirut's nightlife destination par excellence.
NNA - Information Minister, Ramzi Jreij, called for augmenting efforts to elect a president for the country so that state institutions "would be regulated amidst the laws and Constitution and necessary reforms would find impression on ground at all levels." Jreij's stance came Wednesday in the context of a book signature event "Open Heart" for head of the National News Agency's bureau in Sidney, Sayed Mikhael, in BIEL in Beirut.
Thousands have been protesting since Friday in the Upper Egyptian governorate against the appointment of new governor Emad Shehata Mikhael, with some objecting to his career as a policeman and others objecting to him being Christian.
Aldershot had keeper Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz to thank for preventing Grimsby taking the lead as he denied Peter North.
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