Michael

Michael

[mahy-kuhl]
noun
1.
a militant archangel. Dan. 10:13.
2.
Also called Michael I. born 1921, king of Romania 1927–30, 1940–47 (son of Carol II).
3.
(italics) a narrative poem (1800) by Wordsworth.
4.
a male given name.
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Michael (ˈmaɪkəl)
 
n
1.  1596--1645, tsar of Russia (1613--45); founder of the Romanov dynasty
2.  born 1921, king of Romania (1927--30, as part of a three-part regency; 1940--47), who relinquished the throne (1930--40) in favour of his father, Carol II. He led the coup d'état that overthrew (1944) Antonescu but was forced to abdicate (1947) by the Communists
3.  Bible Saint Michael one of the archangels. Feast day: Sept 29 or Nov 8

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Michael
masc. proper name, name of an archangel, from L.L., from Gk. Mikhael, from Heb. Mikha-el, lit. "Who is like God?"
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Michael definition


One of the most important angels, who was the guardian angel of the Jews and the leader of the celestial armies in the Book of Revelation.

Note: Michael is often depicted with scales for weighing the souls of the dead on Judgment Day.
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Michael definition


who is like God? (1.) The title given to one of the chief angels (Dan. 10:13, 21; 12:1). He had special charge of Israel as a nation. He disputed with Satan (Jude 1:9) about the body of Moses. He is also represented as warning against "that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world" (Rev. 12:7-9). (2.) The father of Sethur, the spy selected to represent Asher (Num. 13:13). (3.) 1 Chr. 7:3, a chief of the tribe of Issachar. (4.) 1 Chr. 8:16, a Benjamite. (5.) A chief Gadite in Bashan (1 Chr. 5:13). (6.) A Manassite, "a captain of thousands" who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chr. 12:20). (7.) A Gershonite Levite (1 Chr. 6:40). (8.) The father of Omri (1 Chr. 27:18). (9.) One of the sons of king Jehoshaphat (2 Chr. 21:2, 4). He was murdered by his brother Jehoram.

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