The definition of an angel is a spiritual being, particularly one that is a messenger of God.(noun)
Gabriel, Raphael and Michael are each an example of an angel.
See angel in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME aungel < OFr angele or OE engel, or directly < LL(Ec) angelus (> OFr & OE forms) < Gr(Ec) angelos, messenger < ?
See angel in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English engel
Origin: or Old French angele
Origin: , both from Late Latin angelus
Origin: , from Late Greek angelos
Origin: , from Greek, messenger.
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