Gabriel

Gabriel

[gey-bree-uhl]
noun
1.
one of the archangels, appearing usually as a divine messenger. Dan. 8:16, 9:21; Luke 1:19, 26.
2.
Islam. the angel of revelation and the intermediary between God and Muhammad.
3.
a male given name.
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Gabriel1 (ˈɡeɪbrɪəl)
 
n
Bible one of the archangels, the messenger of good news (Daniel 8:16--26; Luke 1:11--20, 26--38)

Gabriel2 (French ɡabriɛl)
 
n
Jacques-Ange (ʒakɑ̃ʒ). 1698--1782, French architect: designed the Petit Trianon at Versailles

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Gabriel
name of an archangel in O.T., from Heb. Gabhri el, lit. "man of God," from gebher "man" + El "God." First element is from base of verb gabhar "was strong" (cf. Arabic jabr "strong, young man;" jabbar "tyrant").
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Gabriel definition


An angel in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim systems of belief. He is usually represented in the Bible as a messenger from God, bearing God's word to the Israelites and appearing to Mary, the mother of Jesus, at the Annunciation. Gabriel also revealed the sacred laws of the Koran to Muhammad.

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Gabriel definition

language
A graphical DSP language for simulation and real systems.
["A Design Tool for Hardware and Software for Multiprocessor DSP Systems," E.A. Lee, E. Goei, J. Bier & S. Bhattacharya, DSP Systems, Proc ISCAS-89, 1989].
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gabriel definition


/gay'bree-*l/ (After Richard Gabriel) An unnecessary (in the opinion of the opponent) stalling tactic, e.g. tying one's shoelaces or combing one's hair repeatedly, asking the time, etc. Also used to refer to the perpetrator of such tactics. Also, "pulling a Gabriel", "Gabriel mode".
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Gabriel definition


champion of God, used as a proper name to designate the angel who was sent to Daniel (8:16) to explain the vision of the ram and the he-goat, and to communicate the prediction of the seventy weeks (Dan. 9:21-27). He announced also the birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:11), and of the Messiah (26). He describes himself in the words, "I am Gabriel, who stand in the presence of God" (1:19).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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