Definition of “angel” - English Dictionary

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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)