• WordNet 3.6
    • adj angelic marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint "angelic beneficence","a beatific smile","a saintly concern for his fellow men","my sainted mother"
    • adj angelic having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub "an angelic smile","a cherubic face","looking so seraphic when he slept","a sweet disposition"
    • adj angelic of or relating to angels "angelic messenger"
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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
  • Interesting fact: Fortune cookies were invented in 1916 by George Jung, a Los Angeles noodle maker.
    • Angelic Belonging to, or proceeding from, angels; resembling, characteristic of, or partaking of the nature of, an angel; heavenly; divine. "Angelic harps.""Angelical actions.""The union of womanly tenderness and angelic patience."
    • Angelic having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; as, an angelic smile.
    • Angelic marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint; as, angelic benificence.
    • a Angelic (Chem) Of or derived from angelica; as, angelic acid; angelic ether.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer are the only angels named in the Bible.
    • angelic Of, belonging to, or like an angel; suitable to the nature or office of an angel.
    • angelic Of, pertaining to, or derived from the plant angelica.
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  • Jewish Proverb
    Jewish Proverb
    “Make sure to send a lazy man the angel of death.”
  • Albert Schweitzer
    “A man does not have to be an angel in order to be a saint.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “In Heaven an angel is nobody in particular.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “We are each of us angels with only one wing, to fly we need only embrace each other.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Its easy to be an angel when you are in heaven.”
  • Raymond Chandler
    “He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.”


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.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. angelicus, Gr. : cf. F. angélique,


In literature:

The vision of angels at Mons is no new thing.
"War and the Weird" by Forbes Phillips
She was teasing Angel to sing.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
He saw a ladder reaching from earth to heaven, and a vision of angels who were going up and down upon it.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
An angel (in the centre) is scaring away a horned demon from the soul borne up by the angel.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.]" by H. J. L. J. Massé
Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 1, March, 1898" by Various
She was always asking him to be an angel, and look after somebody.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
There behold, what even the pencil of the angel Gabriel cannot fully portray.
"Thoughts on Missions" by Sheldon Dibble
That they may catch the feet of the angels.
"The Unicorn from the Stars and Other Plays" by William B. Yeats
The harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels.
"The New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." by Various
Among the refugees who found themselves stranded were John Singleton, a Los Angeles millionaire, his wife and her sister.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum

In poetry:

Frowning on the infant,
Shadowing childhood's joy
Guardian-angel knows not
That melancholy boy.
"The Two Children Pt 1" by Emily Jane Bronte
Hark to what the angels say!
Watch and pray
While you may,
Work alway,
Time is flying fast away!
"Go Ahead!" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Lift us up above the sea,
O angels! O angels!
Drown the enemy under the sea,
O demons! O demons!
"A Song" by Daniil Ivanovich Kharms
Not of the Angel song;
Peace unto men of Goodwill;
Only my brother Bill
Dead, and he done no ill!
"Trench Thoughts: Christmas 1916" by Joseph Johnston Lee
Take me by the hand;
it's so easy for you, Angel,
for you are the road
even while being immobile.
"Music" by Rainer Maria Rilke
O fallen angel,
the companion within me,
whisper something holy
before you pinch me
into the grave.
"The Fallen Angels" by Anne Sexton

In news:

If it's a late-season game against the Los Angeles Angels with something on the line, count on catcher Mike Napoli to have a big impact.
LOS ANGELES – FEBRUARY 27: Actors John Travolta and Robert Hegyes pose at the afterparty for the premiere of Touchstone Picture's "Wild Hogs" at the Annex on February 27, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
Orioles designated hitter Chris Davis was a late scratch from the starting lineup for Thursday's series opener against the Los Angeles Angels.
When the season began, if you tried to guess which Los Angeles Angels hitter would be all the talk as the Texas Rangers prepared for a July showdown series, you would have assumed it would be Albert Pujols.
Angels' Trumbo ready to go deep in the derby trumbo , derby, run, home, don, field, game, anderson, angels, think.
ANAHEIM – When Mark Trumbo saw the newest novelty item being sold in the Angels' team store appear in the dugout before the Angels played the Dodgers on Friday night, he laughed.
After walking two Yankees and hitting another to bring the tying run to plate with two outs in the ninth, Ernest Frieri struck out Robinson Cano to seal the Angels 5-1 win as Los Angeles has taken the first games of the three game series.
There are two questions regarding the Los Angeles Angels' experiment of moving first baseman Mark Trumbo to third base.
The Los Angeles Angels needed a strong outing by their starter after a disastrous series that wrapped up a disappointing homestand.
PORT ANGELES — Clallam County and the state Department of Transportation have agreed to add a pedestrian underpass to the bidding documents for the US Highway 101 widening project between Port Angeles and Sequim.
Jim Rogash/Getty Images Manny Ramirez of the Boston Red Sox prepares to take batting practice before Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Fenway Park.
LOS ANGELES – The National Alliance of African American Athletes (The Alliance) recently hosted its 21st Annual Franklin D Watkins Memorial Award at a Black Tie Gala at the prestigious Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
Photos courtesy of Sky Angel Master control room at Sky Angel monitors all of the channels broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jamal Crawford led a fourth-quarter rally by the reserves with 16 points and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated Toronto 102-83 on Sunday to win their sixth in a row while handing the Raptors their 10th consecutive road loss.
A 12-0 mauling of the Los Angeles Angels before a crowd of 15,614 at Safeco Field.

In science:

Research supported in part by AMS-Simons travel grant. †Department of Mathematics, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095.
Discrepancy of random graphs and hypergraphs
The authors wish to thank Rob Coalson, Juan de Pablo, Ron Elber, Angel Garcia, and Robert Swendsen for very useful conversations.
A Second Look at Canonical Sampling of Biomolecules using Replica Exchange Simulation
These optics have been developed extensively by the University of Leicester and ESA’s ESTEC center, for use in the LOBSTER all sky monitor program (Fraser, G. & Bannister, N., 2002), based on an original concept by Roger Angel (1979).
The Extreme Physics Explorer
You yank his tail in New York and he meows in Los Angeles.
Radiowave Neutrino Detection
The mixing angels in the π+ and π− channels can be defined in a similar way.
Meson Mixing in Pion Superfluid