A depiction of the Archangel Gabriel.
Gabriel definition by Webster's New World
- a masculine name; dim. Gabe; fem. Gabriella, Gabrielle
- Bible one of the archangels, the herald of good news: Dan. 8:16; Luke 1:26
Origin: Classical Hebrew (language) gavriel, literally uncertain or unknown; perhaps man of God ; from gever, man plush el, God
Gabriel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Gabriel - Cultural Definition
An angel in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim systems of belief. He is usually represented in the Bible (see also Bible) as a messenger from God, bearing God's word to the Israelites and appearing to Mary, the mother of Jesus, at the Annunciation. Gabriel also revealed the sacred laws of the Koran to Muhammad.