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Meaning of GABRIEL

Pronunciation:  `gâvree'el

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (Bible) the archangel who was the messenger of God

GABRIEL is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 See Also: archangel



Computing Dictionary
  1. 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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  2. /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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Easton Bible Dictionary

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).