American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The Christian gospel.
- n. An evangelist.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The gospel, or one of the Gospels.
- n. Good tidings.
- n. A messenger or bearer of good tidings; an evangelist.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Good news; announcement of glad tidings; especially, the gospel, or a gospel.
- n. the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
- From Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin evangelium, from Ancient Greek εὐαγγέλιον (euangelion, "good news"), from εὐάγγελος (euangelos, "bringing good news"), from εὖ (eu, "well") + ἀγγέλλειν (angelein, "to announce"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English evaungel, from Late Latin ēvangelium, from Greek euangelion, good news, from euangelos, bringing good news : eu-, eu- + angelos, messenger. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It seems to me that certain evangel-nazi leaders want to spread their version of ‘christianity’ by controlling government executive functions, legislative actions and judicial interpretations.”
“This closely corresponds to the Christian term, which, as derived from the Greek, reads "evangel" and in its Saxon equivalent "gospel" or "good tidings.”
“We need to be evangelicals in the sense of making the "evangel" the centre and boundary of our theology.”
“In biblical times the word root "evangel" meant announcing a change of regime.”
“He was an evangel for photography, insisting that it be recognized as an art, and so he crowed that "The Metropolitan Museum has opened its sacred halls to Photography" when the museum accepted his gift of 22 photographs in 1928.”
“And I have chosen you, Mr. Beale, to preach this evangel.”
“Because I am an evangelical Christian and the root of the word "evangelical" is found in the opening statement of Jesus in Luke 4, where Christ says he has come to bring "good news the 'evangel' to the poor.”
“They see him "an evangel of nonsense ... an agent of Moscow.”
“They see him "an evangel of nonsense...an agent of Moscow.”
“Had Huckabee not been there to take the evangel/social conservative vote, Mitt would have probably won Florida.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘evangel’.
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Looking for tweets for evangel.