- 1a spirit who is believed to be a servant of God, and is sent by God to deliver a message or perform a task. Angels are often shown dressed in white, with wings. see also guardian angel
- 2a person who is very good and kind; a child who behaves well John is no angel, believe me (= he does not behave well). Mary's children are little angels.
- 3(informal) used when you are talking to someone and you are grateful to them Thanks Dad,you're an angel. Be an angel and make me a cup of coffee.