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"angel" in British English

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angelnoun [C]

uk   /ˈeɪn.dʒəl/ us   /ˈeɪn.dʒəl/
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.
someone who is very good, helpful, or kind: Be an angel and help me with this.
[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.
also angel investor a rich person who invests in a new company: Wealthy individual investors, known as angels, differ from lenders in that they want a stake in your business.

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(Definition of angel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"angel" in American English

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angelnoun [C]

us   /ˈeɪn·dʒəl/
in some religious traditions, a being in heaven who serves God, often represented in art as a human with wings
An angel is also someone who is very good or kind: You’re an angel to bring me this coffee.
(Definition of angel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"angel" in Business English

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angelnoun [C]

uk   /ˈeɪndʒəl/ us   UK
FINANCE →  angel investor
(Definition of angel from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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