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1. In some religions, a divine being who acts as a messenger of God.

An angel is defined as a heavenly messenger who either delivers a message to humans, carries out God's will, praises God, or guards God's throne.

The term angel is derived from the Greek word angelos which means "messenger". Angelos and the Hebrew equivalent, malak, "messenger", are the two most common terms used to describe this class of being in the Bible.

In general, in texts of the Bible where an angel appears, his task is to convey the message of God or to do the will of God.

2. A spirit that protects and offers guidance.
3. A secular meaning is someone who is kind or beautiful.
4. In informal secular applications, it is someone who provides financial support for an enterprise; for example, an "angel" is someone who provides money for a theatrical venture.
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angel (AYN juhl)
1. A celestial or heavenly being (soft g); a heavenly spirit, a celestial being: "The angel Gabriel is mentioned in the Bible."
2. A financial backer for a play; a patron, a sponsor: "He is an angel of the new play on Broadway."
angel, angle, angle
angel (AYN juhl; soft g) (noun)
1. A celestial or heavenly being; a heavenly spirit: The angel Gabriel is mentioned in the Bible.
2. A financial backer for a play; a patron, a sponsor: Gilbert is an angel of the new play on Broadway.

"An angel is a person who puts up money for theatrical plays when it's a case of dough or die."

—Evan Esar
angle (ANG guhl; hard g) (noun)
1. A geometric figure, as of a triangle: A vertical line will meet a horizontal line at an angle of 90 degrees.
2. A bend, a corner, or an edge: The road makes a sharp angle just over that hill.
3. Point of view or a viewpoint; a perspective: Brian, try to look at the situation from my angle.

The view of the valley is beautiful from this angle.

angle (ANG guhl; hard g) (noun)
1. To fish with a hook and line: Keith wanted to angle for trout today.
2. Trying to get something in a clever or indirect way: Glenda will angle for a promotion when she tells her boss about her new selling technique.

Our uncle or Family Angel is an avid fisherman and enjoys angle fishing.

This seems to require following the old country road with all the twists and angles in it to get to the stream.

Although Kevin prefers to fish by himself, John will often angle his way into going with him. Kevin usually set his rod at a sharp angle and then he would lie back and relax in the sun.

(Greek: messenger, divine messenger)