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Meaning of ARIEL

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \A"ri*el\, n., or Ariel gazelle \A"ri*el ga*zelle"\ [Ar.
    aryil, ayyil, stag.] (Zo["o]l.)
    (a) A variety of the gazelle ({Antilope, or Gazella,
        dorcas}), found in Arabia and adjacent countries.
    (b) A squirrel-like Australian marsupial, a species of
    (c) A beautiful Brazilian toucan {Ramphastos ariel}).
  2. \A"ri*el\, n. [Heb. ari["e]l, perh. confused with E.
    In the Cabala, a water spirit; in later folklore, a light and
    graceful spirit of the air.
    Note: In zo["o]logy, ariel is used adjectively of certain
          birds noted for their graceful flight; as, the ariel
          toucan; the ariel petrel.
Computing Dictionary

An array-oriented language for the cdc 6400.

["Ariel Reference Manual", P. Devel, TR 22, CC UC Berkeley, Apr 1968].

["A New Survey of the Ariel Programming Language", P. Deuel, TR 4, Ariel Consortium, UC Berkeley, June 1972].

Easton Bible Dictionary

the lion of God. (1.) One of the chief men sent by Ezra to procure Levites for the sanctuary (Ezra 8:16).

(2.) A symbolic name for Jerusalem (Isa. 29:1, 2, 7) as "victorious under God," and in Ezek. 43:15, 16, for the altar (marg., Heb. 'ariel) of burnt offerings, the secret of Israel's lion-like strength.

 Definition:  altar; light or lion of God
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