Definitions

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

  • noun An archangel who appears in the Hebrew Scriptures as a protector of the Jews and in the New Testament as a leader of the angels in their war against Satan.

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  • proper noun A male given name.
  • proper noun Judaism, Christianity An archangel associated with defending Israel in the tribulation.

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  • noun (Old Testament) the guardian archangel of the Jews

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hebrew mîkā’ēl, who (is) like God? : , who; see my in Semitic roots + , like + ’ēl, God; see ℵl in Semitic roots.]

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From Vulgate Latin Michael, Michahel, from Hebrew מיכאל (mikhael, "who is like God?").

Examples

  • Michael Leggett: Yesterday was Beautiful, while Saturday caused me ... kranepool: @michael brummer - Michael, I will definitely ... michael brummer: Enjoy reading your blog, a few points about the P ...

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  • URI GELLER, FRIEND OF MICHAEL JACKSON: I screamed at him, and I used the words, "Michael, if you continue this, you will die."

    CNN Transcript Jan 1, 2010

  • JOE JACKSON, MICHAEL JACKSON'S FATHER: Michael probably had been dead a long time before they started taking him to the hospital.

    CNN Transcript Jul 13, 2009

  • JACKSON FAMILY FRIEND, CO-AUTHOR OF "MICHAEL JACKSON, THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK" (via phone): Nancy, you know, as well as I know and Brian Oxman knows that Michael would be mortified to think that Joe Jackson would have any type of custody or anything to do with them, Joe raising those kids.

    CNN Transcript Jun 29, 2009

  • JERMAINE JACKSON, MICHAEL JACKSON'S BROTHER: Michael, why did you go?

    CNN Transcript Jul 3, 2009

  • MARLON JACKSON, MICHAEL JACKSON'S BROTHER: Michael wore the same shoes wherever we went.

    CNN Transcript Jul 7, 2009

  • JERMAINE JACKSON, MICHAEL JACKSON'S BROTHER: The message that Michael had will live on forever -- start with love and let's love each other.

    CNN Transcript Nov 23, 2009

  • JOE JACKSON, MICHAEL JACKSON'S FATHER: Michael probably had been dead a long time before they started taking him to the hospital.

    CNN Transcript Jul 13, 2009

  • MICHAEL MCCUE - Michael had used his energy and passion to trounce his opponents in a few of the earlier forums, but tonight he seemed very average.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • JERMAINE JACKSON, MICHAEL JACKSON'S BROTHER: Michael was unique from day one because his whole thing was just wanting to absorb one's mind and to sort of learn, he studies a lot.

    CNN Transcript Jun 27, 2009

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