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Definition of angel
1a spiritual being believed to act as an attendant, agent, or messenger of God, conventionally represented in human form with wings and a long robe:God sent an angel to talk to Gideon the Angel of Death figurativeElla, ever the angel of mercy, organized the girls into baking cookies an attendant spirit, especially a benevolent one:there was an angel watching over meSee also guardian angel. informal a financial backer of an enterprise, typically in the theater. in traditional Christian angelology, a being of the lowest order of the celestial hierarchy. 2a person of exemplary conduct or virtue:women were then seen as angels or whores I know I’m no angel used in similes or comparisons to refer to a person’s outstanding beauty, qualities, or abilities:you sang like an angel used in approval when a person has been or is expected to be kind or willing to oblige:be an angel and let us come in used as a term of endearment:I miss you too, angel 3 historical an English coin minted between 1470 and 1634 and bearing the figure of the archangel Michael killing a dragon. 4
, informal an aircraft’s altitude (often used with a numeral indicating thousands of feet):we rendezvous at angels nine
, informal an unexplained radar echo.