Cherub meaning

chĕrəb
Any of the second order of angels, usually ranked just below the seraphim.
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A representation of one of the cherubim as, in early art, a winged angel clothed in red or, later, a chubby, rosy-faced child with wings.
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A winged creature represented over 90 times in the Bible as attending on God, later seen as the second highest order of angels, ranked above thrones and below seraphim. First mention is in Genesis 3:24
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The definition of a cherub is a sweet looking innocent baby, or is a winged angelic figure.

Cupid is an example of a cherub.

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One of the winged heavenly beings that support the throne of God or act as guardian spirits: Ezek. 10
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A statue or other depiction of such a being, typically in the form of a winged child.
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A person, esp. a child, with a sweet, innocent face.
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(figuratively) A person, especially a child, seen as being particularly innocent or angelic.
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Origin of cherub

  • Middle English from Late Latin from Hebrew kərûb krb in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English cerubin, from Late Latin cherub, from Ancient Greek χερούβ (kheroub), ultimately from Hebrew כְּרוּב (kerúv)

    From Wiktionary