anĀ·gel [eyn-juhl] noun

1. One of a class of spiritual beings; a celestial attendant of God. In medieval angelology, angels constituted the lowest of the nine celestial orders (seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominations or dominions, virtues, powers, principalities or princedoms, archangels, and angels).
2. A conventional representation of such a being, in human form, with wings, usually in white robes.
3. A messenger, especially of God.
4. A person who performs a mission of God or acts as if sent by God: anangel of mercy.
5. A person having qualities generally attributed to an angel, as beauty, purity, or kindliness.