An archangel who appears in the Hebrew Scriptures as a protector of the Jews and in the New Testament as a leader of the angels in their war against Satan.
(name, person, proper) A masculine name: dim. Mike, Mickey; equiv. Fr. Michel, It. Michele, Sp. Miguel; fem. Michelle, Michele.
(bible, person, proper) One of the archangels.
Origin of michael
Hebrew mîkā’ēlwho (is) like God?mîwhomy1 in Semitic roots kālike’ēlGodℵl in Semitic roots
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Michael Sentence Examples
The same day King Michael died and Sobieski, determined to secure the throne for himself, hastened to the capital, though Tatar bands were swarming over the frontier and the whole situation was acutely perilous.
An appeal for assn ance, such as was often to be heard again in succeeding centuries, was sent by Michael VII.
Giovanni, dating from 1576, is famous for its rich inlaid marbles, its Brussels tapestries, its roof painted by Matteo Preti (1661-1699), the picture by Michael Angelo da Caravaggio of the beheading of John the Baptist, numerous memorials of the knights and other relics.