1. Proper noun.  (given name, male) used since 16th century, from (etyl, la) Angelus or an anglicized spelling of Ángel.
  2. Proper noun.  (surname, from Middle English) originating as a nickname or, rarely, as a patronymic.
  3. Proper noun.  (given name, female) of modern usage from the English noun angel.
  4. Proper noun.  (baseball) A player on the team the "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim".
  5. Noun.  A divine and supernatural messenger from a deity, or other divine entity.
  6. Noun.  (context, biblical tradition) In Christian angelology, the lowest order of angels, below virtues.
  7. Noun.  A selfless person.
  8. Noun.  (context, military slang) An altitude, measured in thousands of feet.
  9. Noun.  An affluent individual who provides capital for a startup, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity.
  10. Verb.  (transitive, slang) To support by donating money.

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