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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 ​humanform 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 ​richperson who invests in a new ​company: Wealthy ​individualinvestors, ​known as angels, ​differ from ​lenders in that they ​want a ​stake in ​yourbusiness.

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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 ​religioustraditions, a being in ​heaven who ​servesGod, 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   us   /ˈeɪndʒəl/ UK
FINANCE →  angel investor
(Definition of angel from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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