(transitive, slang) To support by donating money.
1.one of a class of spiritual beings; a celestial attendant of God. In medieval angelology, angels constituted the lowest of the nine celestial orders (seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominations or dominions, virtues, powers, principalities or princedoms, archangels, and angels).
2.a conventional representation of such a being, in human form, with wings, usually in white robes.
3.a messenger, especially of God.
4.a person who performs a mission of God or acts as if sent by God, an angel of mercy.
5.a person having qualities generally attributed to an angel, as beauty, purity, or kindliness.
6.a person whose actions and thoughts are consistently virtuous.
7.an attendant or guardian spirit.
8.a deceased person whose soul is regarded as having been accepted into heaven.
9.a person who provides financial backing for some undertaking, as a play, political campaign, or business venture, A group of angels entered the mix, providing George the leverage he needed to take the startup company in a new direction. Angels seek deals that they can exit in less than a decade.
10.an English gold coin issued from 1470 to 1634, varying in value from 6s. 8d. to 10s. and bearing on its obverse a figure of the archangel Michael killing a dragon. 1
1.Slang. an image on a radar screen caused by a low-flying object, as a bird.
2.Informal. to provide financial backing for, Two wealthy friends angeled the Broadway revival of his show.
1.a male or female given name.
1. (theol) one of a class of spiritual beings attendant upon God. In medieval angelology they are divided by rank into nine orders, seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominations (or dominions), virtues, powers, principalities (or princedoms), archangels, and angels
2. a divine messenger from God
3. a guardian spirit
4. a conventional representation of any of these beings, depicted in human form with wings
5. (informal) a person, esp a woman, who is kind, pure, or beautiful
6. (informal) an investor in a venture, esp a backer of a theatrical production
7. Also called angel-noble. a former English gold coin with a representation of the archangel Michael on it, first minted in Edward IV's reign
8. (informal) an unexplained signal on a radar screen Word OriginOld English, from Late Latin angelus, from Greek angelos messengerCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
14c. fusion of Old English engel (with hard -g-) and Old French angele, both from Latin angelus, from Greek angelos "messenger, envoy, one that announces," possibly related to angaros "mounted courier," both from an unknown Oriental word (Watkins compares Sanskrit ajira- "swift;" Klein suggests Semitic sources). Used in Scriptural translations for Hebrew mal'akh (yehowah) "messenger (of Jehovah)," from base l-'-k "to send." An Old English word for it was aerendgast, literally "errand-spirit."Of persons, "loving; lovely," by 1590s. The medieval gold coin (a new issue of the noble, first struck 1465 by Edward VI) was so called for the image of archangel Michael slaying the dragon, which was stamped on it. It was the coin given to patients who had been "touched" for the King's Evil. Angel food cake is from 1881; angel dust "phencyclidine" is from 196
Something about him made her feel comfortable, or she wouldn't be sitting alone with a man dressed like the angel of death on the beach after dark, revealing secrets she didn't tell her boyfriend of two years.
"What is this angel stuff?" she demanded.
Toby, what do the angel memories say about it?
He didn't look like a four-hundred-thousand-year-old angel trapped in a five-year-old's body.
Do you ever bother to see if the moms want to have a baby angel in their lives?
He's not exactly a pure angel, Katie.
He rose and crossed to Toby, looping his arm around the baby angel and resting him on his hip.
Rhyn.s mind went to Toby, the baby angel he.d amused by shredding pillows.
Ully watched with alarm as the healer unwrapped the angel.s bandage.
At times my heart soars like an angel at the gates of paradise at the mere thought that a part of him is now a part of me.
He wondered often about Angel, the woman with the soft-spoken voice and peculiar perspective of the world.
Brady smiled, amused that Angel remembered his affinity for chocolate.
Angel fiddled with her mini-computer as she walked.
But the angel of forgetfulness has gathered up and carried away much of the misery and all the bitterness of those sad days.
I also recited "Laus Deo," and as I spoke the concluding verses, he placed in my hands a statue of a slave from whose crouching figure the fetters were falling, even as they fell from Peter's limbs when the angel led him forth out of prison.
Helen was petted and caressed enough to spoil an angel; but I do not think it is possible to spoil her, she is too unconscious of herself, and too loving.
My mother, my angel, my adored angel mother, and Dolokhov pressed Rostov's hand and burst into tears.
Just as you ask destiny why your splendid brother had to die, so I asked why that angel Lise, who not only never wronged anyone, but in whose soul there were never any unkind thoughts, had to die.
A real angel! he said to himself.
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