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Definition of angel noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 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
  2. 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. 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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: angel