angel

Definitions

  • A PALM-GIRT AVENUE, LOS ANGELES
    A PALM-GIRT AVENUE, LOS ANGELES
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Angel the highest waterfall; has more than one leap; flow varies seasonally
    • n angel spiritual being attendant upon God
    • n angel invests in a theatrical production
    • n angel person of exceptional holiness
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Additional illustrations & photos:

MAIN STREET, LOS ANGELES MAIN STREET, LOS ANGELES
PALATIAL RESIDENCES IN LOS ANGELES PALATIAL RESIDENCES IN LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES
PLAZA AND ADOBE CHURCH, LOS ANGELES PLAZA AND ADOBE CHURCH, LOS ANGELES
BROADWAY, LOS ANGELES BROADWAY, LOS ANGELES
MIDWINTER AT LOS ANGELES MIDWINTER AT LOS ANGELES
Study for 'Elijah and the Angel Study for 'Elijah and the Angel
The peris, who resemble angels, appear in a blaze of light The peris, who resemble angels, appear in a blaze of light

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • Angel A messenger. "The dear good angel of the Spring,
      The nightingale."
    • Angel A minister or pastor of a church, as in the Seven Asiatic churches. "Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write."
    • Angel A spiritual, celestial being, superior to man in power and intelligence. In the Scriptures the angels appear as God's messengers. "O, welcome, pure-eyed Faith, white-handed Hope,
      Thou hovering angel , girt with golden wings."
    • Angel (Numis) An ancient gold coin of England, bearing the figure of the archangel Michael. It varied in value from 6s. 8d. to 10s.
    • Angel An appellation given to a person supposed to be of angelic goodness or loveliness; a darling. "When pain and anguish wring the brow,
      A ministering angel thou."
    • Angel Attendant spirit; genius; demon.
    • Angel One of a class of “fallen angels;” an evil spirit; as, the devil and his angels .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • n angel In theology, one of an order of spiritual beings, attendants and messengers of God, usually spoken of as employed by him in ordering the affairs of the universe, and particularly of mankind. They are commonly regarded as bodiless intelligences, but in the Bible are frequently represented as appearing to sight in human form, and speaking and acting as men.
    • n angel Hence — In a sense restricted by the context, one of the fallen or rebellious spirits, the devil or one of his attendants, said to have been originally among the angels of God.
    • n angel An attendant or guardian spirit; a genius.
    • n angel A person, especially a woman, having qualities such as are ascribed to angels, as beauty, brightness, innocence, and unusual graciousness of manner or kindliness of heart.
    • n angel A human being regarded as a messenger of God; one having a divine commission; hence, in the early Christian church, the pastor or bishop of the church in a particular city; among the Irvingites, a bishop.
    • n angel A messenger.
    • n angel A conventional figure accepted as a representation of the spiritual beings called angels, having a human form endowed with the highest attributes of beauty, clothed in long flowing robes, and furnished with wings attached behind the shoulders.
    • n angel An English gold coin, originally of the value of 6s. 8d. sterling, afterward of 8s. and 10s., first struck by Edward IV. in 1465, last by Charles I. in 1634.
    • n angel In modern theat. slang, one who advances money to put a new play on the boards: a financial backer.
    • n angel Same as angelfish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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    • n Angel ān′jel a divine messenger: a ministering spirit: an attendant or guardian spirit: a person possessing the qualities attributed to such—gentleness, purity, &c.: one supposed to have a special commission, as the head of the Church in Rev. ii. and iii., or the angel of the Catholic and Apostolic Church, who corresponds in a limited sense to the bishop of other Christian denominations:
    • n Angel ān′jel (poet.) a messenger generally: in art, the conventional figure attributed to the angel—a figure of great beauty, youthful, clothed in flowing garments, with wings: an old Eng. coin = 10s., bearing the figure of an angel
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Quotations

  • The Talmud
    The Talmud
    “Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, grow, grow.”
  • Alexander Pope
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    “Men would be angels, angels would be gods.”
  • William Blake
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    “It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God only.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    “Angels fly because they take themselves lightly.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
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    “Were we as eloquent as angels we still would please people much more by listening rather than talking.”
  • Sir John Denham
    Sir John Denham
    “We are never like angels till our passion dies.”

Idioms

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread - This idiom is used where people who are inexperienced or lack knowledge do something that more informed people would avoid.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. ængel, engel, influenced by OF. angele, angle, F. ange,. Both the AS. and the OF. words are from L. angelus, Gr. 'a`ggelos messenger, a messenger of God, an angel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. angelos, a messenger.

Usage

In literature:

His face, when speaking, at times looked angelic.
"A California Girl" by Edward Eldridge
At the sides, at the far sides, at either end, were two Angels covering their faces with their wings.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
The apparitions of good angels and of guardian angels are frequently mentioned in the Old as in the New Testament.
"The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet
She saw only his deplorable physical condition, and his perfect angel-face.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
I sometimes think the angels themselves left her on the river bank.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
If an ordinary angel were here to be understood, we must likewise believe that an angel is spoken of in Gen. xxxv.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
Angel, Angel, can't you explain?
"Two Maiden Aunts" by Mary H. Debenham
Nicholas and Joseph, and a child angel with a violin on the plinth, signed and dated 1537, but restored.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
But Lucy could neither weep nor think of the angels.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
The angels in heaven, with your guardian angel at their head, are shouting, 'Hallelujah'.
"Absolution" by Clara Viebig
He had forgotten that Angel was Angel!
"Rosemary in Search of a Father" by C. N. Williamson
An' she looks at the Angel in me colleen's arms an' the Angel looks at her; an', whisht!
"A Sunny Little Lass" by Evelyn Raymond
In short, though Harry had never read a novel in his life, she was a little angel, even if she had no wings.
"Try Again" by Oliver Optic
There, such as were not as spotless as an angel might have the dispositions of a fiend.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
In the gloomy hour of midnight came the destroying angel, sent by the Lady Bela.
"Tales from the German" by Various
His name is Angel Manotok, and you can trust him with no hesitation.
"The Golden Skull" by John Blaine
Maurice alleged in excuse that when he dressed his naked angel in a suicide's slops, he was irritated with that angel's infidelity.
"The Revolt of the Angels" by Anatole France
How is the picture on page 404 like the Adoration of the Angels on page 426?
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
These emanations are the angels, the only possible mediators between God and men.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews" by Thomas Charles Edwards
It might have been an angel's whisper, or the kiss of an insect.
"The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 2" by Robert H. Newell
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In poetry:

Call, holy soul, O call
The hosts angelical,
And say, -
"See, far away
"To The Dead Cardinal Of Westminster" by Francis Thompson
The carpet was let down
(With golden mouldings strown)
For you
Of the angels' blue.
"To The Dead Cardinal Of Westminster" by Francis Thompson
Wonder in happy eyes
Fades, fades away:
And the angel-coloured skies
Whisper farewell.
"The Symphony" by Alfred Noyes
Joyfully, joyfully
Angels are receiving
My babe--by the empty cot
I must sit grieving.
"Gone" by Nora Pembroke
Hide me from the pity
Of the Angels' Band,
Who ever sing Thy praises,
And before Thee stand.
"Homo Factus Est" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
Bird, I'm a small thing--
My angel descries;
With winging and singing
That who could surmise?
"A Question" by Francis Thompson

In news:

Twenty Robe Show ColorSpot 1200 ATs were used by lighting designer Charley Guest for KIIS-FM's Wango Tango Music Festival at the Los Angeles Angels Baseball stadium, Anaheim, CA.
0 I n June of 2001, the city of Los Angeles and the US Department of Justice entered into a consent decree aimed at reforming the Los Angeles Police Department.
The Angels' Dan Haren pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a spring training baseball game on Monday in Anaheim.
Science writer Jeff Wheelwright contributes articles, mainly on genetics, to the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times Magazine and Discover.
A fan holds up a sign for Phil Jackson during the second half of the Los Angeles Lakers' NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Friday, Nov 9, 2012, in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Letters containing a suspicious white powder were sent Thursday to Mormon temples in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City that were the sites of protests against the church's support of California's gay marriage ban.
THE news that former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan has dropped his bid to place a pension-reform measure on the ballot is bad news for Los Angeles.
The news that former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan has dropped his bid to place a pension-reform measure on the ballot is bad news for Los Angeles.
Angel is on trial for shooting and killing Reverend Kim, a man Angel claims is a cult leader.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Thousands of people without medical insurance lined up outside Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena today to obtain admission wristbands for a four-day free health clinic scheduled at the venue later this week.
If you took part in the Salvation Army's Angel Tree this year, they are urging you to please return your adopted Angel's gifts by Wednesday, December 12th .
This flavorful angel cake is rolled, filled and garnished with so many wonderful Hawaiian flavors, it's easy to see how it got it's name AND how it won the 2009 competition for Virginia's Best Angel Food Cake Dessert.
ANGELS is a captivating one-hour documentary that explores the historical and modern-day role of angels in our society.
Utah Jazz guard Mo Williams, right, shoots over Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec 9, 2012, in Los Angeles.
Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward, middle, drives to the basket between Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard, left, and Jordan Hill during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec 9, 2012, in Los Angeles.
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In science:

Fegan (University of California, Los Angeles, now at: Institut National de la Physique Nucleaire), J.
Section on Extragalactic Science Topics of the White Paper on the Status and Future of Ground-Based TeV Gamma-Ray Astronomy
Ong (University of California, Los Angeles), E.
Section on Extragalactic Science Topics of the White Paper on the Status and Future of Ground-Based TeV Gamma-Ray Astronomy
Vassiliev (University of California, Los Angeles), M.
Section on Extragalactic Science Topics of the White Paper on the Status and Future of Ground-Based TeV Gamma-Ray Astronomy
Fegan (University of California, Los Angeles), F.
Section on Prospects for Dark Matter Detection of the White Paper on the Status and Future of Ground-Based TeV Gamma-Ray Astronomy
Vassiliev (University of California, Los Angeles) R.
Section on Prospects for Dark Matter Detection of the White Paper on the Status and Future of Ground-Based TeV Gamma-Ray Astronomy
Wood (University of California, Los Angeles), and G.
Section on Prospects for Dark Matter Detection of the White Paper on the Status and Future of Ground-Based TeV Gamma-Ray Astronomy
While an ELT scale telescope at Dome C, as proposed by Angel et al. (2004), would be exceptionally powerful for a wide range of science, it is not likely to be built within the next 20 years.
The Science Case for PILOT I: Summary and Overview
Angell, M. and Kassirer, J.P. (1991), “The Ingelfinger Rule revisited” New England Journal of Medicine Vol. 325 No. 19, pp. 1371-1373.
On the prevalence and scientific impact of duplicate publications in different scientific fields (1980-2007)
We thank Andrei Ipatov, Valerio Olevano, Giovanni Onida, Lucia Reining, Pina Romaniello, Angel Rubio, Davide Sangalli, Jochen Schirmer, and Eric Shirley for useful discussions. M. H. R. would like to acknowledge an Al location de Recherche from the French Ministry of Education.
Formal Foundations of Dressed Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory for Many-Electron Excitations
Meta-physical speculation is untestable ideas about unknowable entities outside the observed world, like the number of angels on a pinhead. In contrast, the vir tual reality conjecture is a hypothesis about this world, albeit that meta-physics (outside the world) causes physics (the world). 2) Can't be proved.
The emergence of the physical world from information processing
Electrical Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Designing Incentive Schemes Based on Intervention: The Case of Imperfect Monitoring
R. S. Symons, Scaling laws and power limits for klystrons, Proc. IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 1986, pp. 156–158.
RF power generation
E. W. McCune, A UHF-TV klystron using multistage depressed collector technology, Proc. IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 1986, pp. 160–163.
RF power generation
Thesis (Ph.D.)–University of California, Los Angeles.
Descriptive inner model theory
The third law is an independent statement, which acts as a “guardian angel” for the second law.
Teaching the third law of thermodynamics
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