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Angel vs. Dragon

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Angelnoun

An incorporeal and sometimes divine messenger from a deity, or other divine entity, often depicted in art as a youthful winged figure in flowing robes.

Dragonnoun

A legendary serpentine or reptilian creature.

Angelnoun

(Abrahamic tradition) One of the lowest order of such beings, below virtues.

Dragonnoun

In Western mythology, a gigantic beast, typically reptilian with leathery bat-like wings, lion-like claws, scaly skin and a serpent-like body, often a monster with fiery breath.

Angelnoun

A person having the qualities attributed to angels, such as purity or selflessness.

‘You made me breakfast in bed, you little angel.’;

Dragonnoun

In Eastern mythology, a large, snake-like monster with the eyes of a hare, the horns of a stag and the claws of a tiger, usually beneficent.

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Angelnoun

(obsolete) Attendant spirit; genius; demon.

Dragonnoun

A heraldic representation of such a beast used as a charge or as a supporter; as in the arms of Wales.

Angelnoun

An official (a bishop, or sometimes a minister) who heads a Christian church, especially a Catholic Apostolic church.

Dragonnoun

An animal of various species that resemble a dragon in appearance:

Angelnoun

(historical) An ancient gold coin of England, bearing the figure of the archangel Michael, and varying in value from six shillings and eightpence to ten shillings.

Dragonnoun

(obsolete) A very large snake; a python.

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Angelnoun

An altitude, measured in thousands of feet.

‘Climb to angels sixty. (“ascend to 60,000 feet”)’;

Dragonnoun

Any of various agamid lizards of the genera Draco, Physignathus or Pogona.

Angelnoun

An unidentified flying object detected by air traffic control radar.

Dragonnoun

A Komodo dragon.

Angelnoun

An affluent individual who provides capital for a startup, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity; an angel investor.

Dragonnoun

The constellation Draco.

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Angelnoun

(informal) A person who has Angelman syndrome.

Dragonnoun

(pejorative) A fierce and unpleasant woman; a harridan.

‘She’s a bit of a dragon.’;

Angelverb

To support by donating money.

Dragonnoun

The (historical) Chinese empire or the People's Republic of China.

‘Napoleon already warned of the awakening of the Dragon.’;

Angelnoun

A messenger.

‘The dear good angel of the Spring,The nightingale.’;

Dragonnoun

(figuratively) Something very formidable or dangerous.

Angelnoun

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.’;

Dragonnoun

A type of playing-tile (red dragon, green dragon, white dragon) in the game of mahjong.

Angelnoun

One of a class of "fallen angels;" an evil spirit; as, the devil and his angels.

Dragonnoun

A luminous exhalation from marshy ground, seeming to move through the air like a winged serpent.

Angelnoun

A minister or pastor of a church, as in the Seven Asiatic churches.

‘Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write.’;

Dragonnoun

A short musket hooked to a swivel attached to a soldier's belt; so called from a representation of a dragon's head at the muzzle.

Angelnoun

Attendant spirit; genius; demon.

Dragonnoun

A variety of carrier pigeon.

Angelnoun

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.’;

Dragonnoun

(slang) a transvestite man, or more broadly a male-to-female transgender person

Angelnoun

An ancient gold coin of England, bearing the figure of the archangel Michael. It varied in value from 6s. 8d. to 10s.

Dragonnoun

A fabulous animal, generally represented as a monstrous winged serpent or lizard, with a crested head and enormous claws, and regarded as very powerful and ferocious.

‘The dragons which appear in early paintings and sculptures are invariably representations of a winged crocodile.’; ‘Thou breakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.’; ‘Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.’; ‘He laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years.’;

Angelnoun

spiritual being attendant upon God

Dragonnoun

A fierce, violent person, esp. a woman.

Angelnoun

person of exceptional holiness

Dragonnoun

A constellation of the northern hemisphere figured as a dragon; Draco.

Angelnoun

invests in a theatrical production

Dragonnoun

A luminous exhalation from marshy grounds, seeming to move through the air as a winged serpent.

Angelnoun

the highest waterfall; has more than one leap; flow varies seasonally

Dragonnoun

A short musket hooked to a swivel attached to a soldier's belt; - so called from a representation of a dragon's head at the muzzle.

Angelnoun

a spiritual being believed to act as an attendant, agent, or messenger of God, conventionally represented in human form with wings and a long robe

‘the Angel of Death’; ‘God sent an angel to talk to Gideon’;

Dragonnoun

A small arboreal lizard of the genus Draco, of several species, found in the East Indies and Southern Asia. Five or six of the hind ribs, on each side, are prolonged and covered with weblike skin, forming a sort of wing. These prolongations aid them in making long leaps from tree to tree. Called also flying lizard.

Angelnoun

an attendant spirit, especially a benevolent one

‘there was an angel watching over me’;

Dragonnoun

A variety of carrier pigeon.

Angelnoun

(in traditional Christian angelology) a being of the lowest order of the ninefold celestial hierarchy.

Dragonnoun

A fabulous winged creature, sometimes borne as a charge in a coat of arms.

Angelnoun

short for Hells Angel

Dragonnoun

a creature of Teutonic mythology; usually represented as breathing fire and having a reptilian body and sometimes wings

Angelnoun

a person of exemplary conduct or virtue

‘their parents think they are angels’; ‘I know I'm no angel’;

Dragonnoun

a fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman

Angelnoun

used in similes or comparisons to refer to a person's outstanding beauty, qualities, or abilities

‘you sang like an angel’;

Dragonnoun

a faint constellation twisting around the north celestial pole and lying between Ursa Major and Cepheus

Angelnoun

used in approval to a person who is kind or helpful

‘be an angel and let us come in’;

Dragonnoun

any of several small tropical Asian lizards capable of gliding by spreading winglike membranes on each side of the body

Angelnoun

used as a term of endearment

‘I miss you too, angel’;

Dragon

A dragon is a large, serpentine, legendary creature that appears in the folklore of many cultures worldwide. Beliefs about dragons vary considerably through regions, but dragons in western cultures since the High Middle Ages have often been depicted as winged, horned, four-legged, and capable of breathing fire.

Angelnoun

a person who supports a business financially, typically one who invests private capital in a small or newly established enterprise

‘the longer it takes you to get your product into the marketplace, the longer it will be until the angels get their money back’;

Angelnoun

a financial backer of a theatrical production

‘every year we raise the money for the next season and we are always looking for an angel’;

Angelnoun

a former English coin minted between the reigns of Edward IV and Charles I and bearing the figure of the archangel Michael killing a dragon.

Angelnoun

an aircraft's altitude (often used with a numeral indicating thousands of feet)

‘we rendezvous at angels nine’;

Angelnoun

an unexplained radar echo.

Angel

An angel is a supernatural being in various religions. The theological study of angels is known as angelology.

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