- A messenger. - A spiritual, celestial being, superior to man in power and
intelligence. In the Scriptures the angels appear as God's messengers. - One of a class of "fallen angels;" an evil spirit; as, the
devil and his angels. - A minister or pastor of a church, as in the Seven Asiatic
churches. - Attendant spirit; genius; demon. - An appellation given to a person supposed to be of angelic
goodness or loveliness; a darling. - An ancient gold coin of England, bearing the figure of the
archangel Michael. It varied in value from 6s. 8d. to 10s.
Angel investors Angel investors are the wealthy individuals who invest directly in a new venture in exchange for an equity stake.
Business angels Business angels are individuals who invest their personal capital directly in start-ups. The term angel was first used in connection with finance to describe wealthy New Yorkers who invested in Broadway plays.