angel noun

1 heavenly being

ADJ. guardian | avenging He liked to think of himself as an avenging angel fighting for justice. | fallen a book about anti-heroes and fallen angels

QUANT. choir, host a whole host of angels

2 good/kind person

ADJ. absolute, little Deborah's children are little angels. | ministering I could hardly see Lisa in the role of ministering angel.

PHRASES be an angel Be an angel and make the tea, will you? | be no angel I'm no angel, but I wouldn't dream of doing a thing like that.