AN'GEL, n. Usually pronounced angel, but most anomalously. L. angelus; Gr. a messenger, to tell or announce.
1. Literally, a messenger; one employed to communicate news or information from one person to another at a distance. But appropriately,
2. A spirit, or a spiritual intelligent being employed by God to communicate his will to man. Hence angels are ministers of God, and ministring spirits. Heb. 1.
3. In a bad sense, an evil spirit; as, the angel of the bottomless pit. Math. 25. 1Cor 6. Rev. 9.
4. Christ, the mediator and head of the church. Rev. 10.
5. A minister of the gospel, who is an embassador of God. Rev. 2 and 3.
6. Any being whom God employs to execute his judgments. Rev. 16.
7. In the style of love, a very beautiful person.
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