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 ?
According to the account of that officer, the frigate Phoebe, and two sloops of war Cherub and Raccoon, had sailed in convoy of the Isaac Todd from Rio Janeiro.
If the conventional Cherub could ever grow up and be clothed, he might be photographed as a portrait of Wilfer.
His might have been a cherub's mouth, had not the full, sensuous lips a trick, under stress, of drawing firmly across the teeth.
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.
"O Kitty, you are a wonderful creature!" 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.
You are a cargo at sea, and the "cherub that sits up aloft" has Davy Jones's street and number by heart.
When my father returned from Milan, he found playing with me in the hall of our villa a child fairer than pictured cherub --a creature who seemed to shed radiance from her looks and whose form and motions were lighter than the chamois of the hills.
Some are adorned with skull and cross-bones, and this grizzly decoration is frequently coupled with a cherub's head.
I wanted to show them our red plush furniture, and the trumpet-blowing cherubs the German paperhanger had put on our parlour ceiling.
He pointed to the picture of the Madonna, the upper part of which represented the conventional cherubs of Italian Art, celestially provided with sitting accommodation for their chins, on balloons of buff-coloured cloud.
To go over all those fat little legs, pulling on their stockings, to take in her arms and dip those little naked bodies, and to hear their screams of delight and alarm, to see the breathless faces with wide-open, scared, and happy eyes of all her splashing cherubs, was a great pleasure to her.
They were like the cherubs of the anecdote, who had-- morally, at any rate--nothing to whack!