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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
angel (noun)
1.
a) a spiritual being superior to humans in power and intelligence , especially one in the lowest rank in the celestial hierarchy
b) an order of - angels see celestial hierarchy
2.
an attendant spirit or guardian
3.
a usually white-robed winged figure of human form in fine art
4.
- messenger harbinger angel of death
5.
a person like an angel (as in looks or behavior)
6.
Christian Science inspiration from God
7.
one (as a backer of a theatrical venture) who aids or supports with money or influence
8.
- angelfish
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
angel (noun)
1.
an innocent or gentle person
SYNONIMS:
angel, dove, innocent, sheep
RELATED WORDS:
babe, colt, cub, fledgling, greenhorn, ingenue ( ingénue), naïf ( naif), newbie, tenderfoot, virgin; cherub, saint; mollycoddle, sissy, softy ( softie), weakling, wimp; dupe, pigeon, sap, sucker
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bully, roughneck, rowdy, tough; beast, boor, cad, churl, clown, creep, cretin, cur, heel, jerk, joker, louse, lout, slob; shark, skunk, snake, stinker; devil, knave, miscreant, no-good, rapscallion, rascal, reprobate, rogue, scalawag ( scallywag), scamp, scoundrel, varlet, villain
wolf
angel (noun)
2.
one that announces or indicates the later arrival of another
SYNONIMS:
angel, foregoer, harbinger, herald, outrider, precursor
RELATED WORDS:
foreboder, foreshadower, foretaste, forewarning; advertiser, announcer, blazoner, crier, proclaimer; courier, messenger, runner; augury, auspice, boding, foreboding, foreshadowing, omen, portent, prefiguring, presage; mark, sign, symptom; bellwether
angel (noun)
3.
one that helps another with gifts or money
SYNONIMS:
angel, donator, donor, fairy godmother, Maecenas, patron, sugar daddy
RELATED WORDS:
benefactress, patroness; almoner, almsgiver, philanthropist; altruist, bestower, contributor, giver; helper, subscriber, supporter; guardian angel, protector, savior ( saviour)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
beneficiary, donee, giftee, recipient
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