Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun In the Bible, an angel who explained signs from God and announced the conception, birth, and mission of Jesus to Mary. In Islamic tradition, Gabriel is believed to have revealed the Koran to Muhammad.

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  • proper noun A male given name.
  • proper noun An archangel associated, in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, with carrying messages from God.
  • proper noun A patronymic surname.

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  • noun (Bible) the archangel who was the messenger of God

Etymologies

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From Hebrew גבריאל (Gavrie’l, "man of God"), from גֶּבֶר (géver, "man") and אֵל (el, "God").

Examples

  • JACK SMITH, HOPED TO ADOPT GABRIEL: It ` s clear we have no -- we have no idea where Gabriel is.

    CNN Transcript Jan 12, 2010

  • In the meantime, Levine has branched out with a new project under the name Gabriel and the Hounds.

    Alexandra Marvar: Gabriel (and the Hounds) Levine on His New Project, Mortality, and Lana del Rey Versus the 99%

  • When confronted by a reporter with the fact that all his siblings were alive and not one of them answered to the name Gabriel, he expressed his befuddlement.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • When confronted by a reporter with the fact that all his siblings were alive and not one of them answered to the name Gabriel, he expressed his befuddlement.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • When confronted by a reporter with the fact that all his siblings were alive and not one of them answered to the name Gabriel, he expressed his befuddlement.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • When confronted by a reporter with the fact that all his siblings were alive and not one of them answered to the name Gabriel, he expressed his befuddlement.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • When confronted by a reporter with the fact that all his siblings were alive and not one of them answered to the name Gabriel, he expressed his befuddlement.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • When confronted by a reporter with the fact that all his siblings were alive and not one of them answered to the name Gabriel, he expressed his befuddlement.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • He had been given the name Gabriel—the name of a rescuing archangel, by the way—after an unidentified dead relative.

    Shrink Dreams

  • He had been given the name Gabriel—the name of a rescuing archangel, by the way—after an unidentified dead relative.

    Shrink Dreams

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