Definition of archangel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɑːkeɪndʒl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrkeɪndʒl//
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an angel of the highest rank the Archangel Gabriel Word Origin Middle English, from Anglo-Norman French archangele, via ecclesiastical Latin from ecclesiastical Greek arkhangelos, from arkhi- ‘chief’ + angelos ‘messenger, angel’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: archangel