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Cherub vs. Angel

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Cherubnoun

(biblical) A winged creature attending on God, described by Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite (short=yes) as the second highest order of angels, ranked above thrones and below seraphim; similar to a lamassu in the pre-exilic texts of the Hebrew Bible, more humanoid in later texts.

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.

Cherubnoun

An artistic depiction of such a being, typically in the form of a winged child or a child's head with wings but no body.

Angelnoun

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

Cherubnoun

(figuratively) A person, especially a child, seen as being particularly angelic or innocent.

Angelnoun

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

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

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Cherubnoun

A mysterious composite being, the winged footstool and chariot of the Almighty, described in Ezekiel i. and x.

‘I knew that they were the cherubim.’; ‘He rode upon a cherub and did fly.’;

Angelnoun

(obsolete) Attendant spirit; genius; demon.

Cherubnoun

A symbolical winged figure of unknown form used in connection with the mercy seat of the Jewish Ark and Temple.

Angelnoun

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

Cherubnoun

One of a order of angels, variously represented in art. In European painting the cherubim have been shown as blue, to denote knowledge, as distinguished from the seraphim (see Seraph), and in later art the children's heads with wings are generally called cherubs.

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.

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Cherubnoun

A beautiful child; - so called because artists have represented cherubs as beautiful children.

Angelnoun

An altitude, measured in thousands of feet.

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

Cherubnoun

a sweet innocent baby

Angelnoun

An unidentified flying object detected by air traffic control radar.

Cherubnoun

an angel of the second order whose gift is knowledge; usually portrayed as a winged child

Angelnoun

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

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Cherub

A cherub (; plural cherubim; Hebrew: כְּרוּב‎ kərūv, pl. כְּרוּבִים kərūvîm, krūvîm, likely borrowed from a derived form of Akkadian: 𒅗𒊒𒁍 karābu such as 𒅗𒊑𒁍 kāribu , a name for the lamassu) is one of the unearthly beings who directly attend to God, according to Abrahamic religions.

‘to bless’; ‘one who blesses’;

Angelnoun

(informal) A person who has Angelman syndrome.

Angelverb

To support by donating money.

Angelnoun

A messenger.

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

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.’;

Angelnoun

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

Angelnoun

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

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

Angelnoun

Attendant spirit; genius; demon.

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.’;

Angelnoun

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

Angelnoun

spiritual being attendant upon God

Angelnoun

person of exceptional holiness

Angelnoun

invests in a theatrical production

Angelnoun

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

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’;

Angelnoun

an attendant spirit, especially a benevolent one

‘there was an angel watching over me’;

Angelnoun

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

Angelnoun

short for Hells Angel

Angelnoun

a person of exemplary conduct or virtue

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

Angelnoun

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

‘you sang like an angel’;

Angelnoun

used in approval to a person who is kind or helpful

‘be an angel and let us come in’;

Angelnoun

used as a term of endearment

‘I miss you too, angel’;

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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