A principal angel. He was sent to the prophet Daniel to explain his vision; also to Zacharias, to announce to him the future birth of John the Baptist, Daniel 8:16 9:21 Luke 1:11,19. Six months afterwards, he was sent to Nazareth, to the Virgin Mary, Luke 1:26-38.
These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.
Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'GABRIEL'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".