Cherub Definition

chĕrəb
cherubim, cherubs
noun
A winged celestial being.
American Heritage
One of the winged heavenly beings that support the throne of God or act as guardian spirits: Ezek. 10
Webster's New World
Any of the second order of angels, usually ranked just below the seraphim.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World
A putto.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Cherub

Noun

Singular:
cherub
Plural:
cherubim, cherubs

Origin of Cherub

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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