A statue of the Archanagel Gabriel.
archangel definition by Webster's New World
- a chief angel; angel of high rank
- an angelica plant (Angelica archangelica)
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French archangel or Ecclesiastical Late Latin archangelus ; from Ecclesiastical Late Greek archangelos ; from Classical Greek archos (see arch-) plush angelos, angel
archangel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A high-ranking angel.
- archangels The eighth of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French archangele, from Late Latin archangelus, from Late Greek arkhangelos : Greek arkh-, archi- + Greek angelos, angel.
- archˌan·gelˈic adjective