Definition of Cherub

1. Noun. A sweet innocent baby.

Generic synonyms: Babe, Baby, Infant



2. Noun. An angel of the second order whose gift is knowledge; usually portrayed as a winged child.
Generic synonyms: Angel

Definition of Cherub

1. n. A mysterious composite being, the winged footstool and chariot of the Almighty, described in Ezekiel i. and x.

Definition of Cherub

1. Noun. A winged creature represented over 90 times in the Bible as attending on God, later seen as the second highest order of angels, ranked above thrones and below seraphim. First mention is in [ Genesis 3:24] ¹

2. Noun. A statue or other depiction of such a being, typically in the form of a winged child. ¹

3. Noun. (figuratively) A person, especially a child, seen as being particularly innocent or angelic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cherub

1. an angel [n -UBS or -UBIM or -UBIMS] : CHERUBIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cherub

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Literary usage of Cherub

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1. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"the wing of the other cherub. 12. (one) wing of the other cherub 13. ... And (one) cherub stretched forth his band 8. there appeared in the ..."

2. The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments (1903)
"24 And five cubits fas the one ving of the cherub, and five cubits lie other wing of the cherub: from lie uttermost part of the one wing into the uttermost ..."

3. Sea Power in Its Relations to the War of 1812 by Alfred Thayer Mahan (1905)
"He would accept no provocation to fight apart from the "cherub." Forced to accept this condition, Porter now turned his attention to escape. ..."

4. The English Illustrated Magazine (1901)
".Afore than one of us made secret overtures to "The cherub" in the hope of taking the ... The eventful Monday came and went, but "The cherub" did not avail ..."

5. Abraham Coles: Biographical Sketch, Memorial Tributes, Selections from His by Abraham Coles, Ezra Mundy Hunt (1892)
"cherub VOICES SAY. Eternal thanks we owe; Our lips shall ne'er be dumb; ... cherub voices say, ¬ęS3 " Lift up your heads, ye gates ! lift up, ..."

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