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angel

noun [C] uk   /ˈeɪn.dʒəl/ us  
B1 a spiritual being in some religions who is believed to be a messenger of God, usually represented as having a human form with wings: According to the Bible, an angel told Mary that she would have God's son, Jesus.Angels someone who is very good, helpful, or kind: Be an angel and help me with this.People having good qualities [as form of address] used when speaking to someone you like very much and know very well: What's the matter, angel? Come along, my angels, time for bed.Affectionate terms of address
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