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cherub Explained

cherub at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['tʃerəb]

cherub at English irregular forms Of Explained:

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cherub at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1367, as an order of angels, from L.L. cherub, from Gk. cheroub, from Heb. kerubh (pl. kerubhim), perhaps related to Akkadian karubu "gracious, one who blesses," an epithet of the bull-colossus. ///

cherub at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 800-900; Language: Latin; Origin: Greek cheroub, from Hebrew kerubh]//
1 an angel shown in works of art as a fat pretty child with small wings:
2 informal a young pretty child who behaves very well:
3 : plural cherubim /t[hA35D]er[hA353]b[hA366]m/one of the angels who guard the seat where God sits// -- cherubic/t[hA35D][hA353]ru[hA359]b[hA366]k/ adj // --a smile of cherubic innocence//

cherub at German => English Of Explained:

cherub

cherub at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In Jewish, Christian, and Islamic literature, a celestial winged being with human, animal, or birdlike characteristics. They are included among the angels, and in the Old Testament they are described as the throne-bearers of God. In Christianity and Islam, they are celestial attendants of God and praise him continually. Known as karubiyun in Islam, they repeat "Glory to Allah" ceaselessly, and they dwell in a section of heaven inaccessible to attacks by the devil. In art they are often depicted as winged infants. See also seraph.

cherub at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

71 Moby Thesaurus words for "cherub":
angel, angel of light, angel of love, archangel, babe, baby,
baby-doll, bairn, beatified soul, buttercup, canonized mortal,
celestial, cherubim, chick, chickabiddy, child, chit, darling,
dear, deary, doll, duck, duckling, heavenly being, hon, honey,
honey bunch, honey child, innocent, kid, kitten, lamb, lambkin,
little bugger, little fellow, little guy, little innocent,
little one, little tad, little tot, love, lover, martyr,
messenger of God, mite, nipper, offspring, patron saint, peewee,
pet, petkins, precious, precious heart, principality,
recording angel, saint, saved soul, seraph, seraphim, shaver,
snookums, soul in glory, sugar, sweet, sweetheart, sweetie,
sweetkins, sweets, tad, tot, wee tot

Cherub at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

] (The Present): at this time, at this moment, at the present time, now, at present, today, nowadays, already, even now.[ADJ] (Disagreement): {Quarrelsome}: disagreeing, discordant, at variance, at war, hostile, antagonistic, repugnant, incompatible, irreconcilable, inconsistent with, exceptional, intrusive, incongruous, disproportionate, inharmonious, inconsonant, divergent, repugnant to.

[ADJ] (Disagreement): {At variance}: inapt, inappropriate, improper, unsuited, unsuitable, inapplicable, not to the point, unfitting, unbefitting, unbecoming, ill-timed, mal a propos, inadmissible, irrelevant, uncongenial, ill-assorted, mismatched, misplaced, misclassified, unaccommodating, irreducible, proportion, out of joint, out of tune, out of place, out of season, out of its element, at odds with, at variance with.

[ADJ] (Opposition): opposing, oppositional, contestatory, adverse, antagonistic, contrary, at variance, unfavorable, unfriendly, hostile, inimical, cross, unpropitious, resistant, competitive.

[ADJ] (Hostility): inimical, unfriendly, hostile, bitter, at variance, on bad terms, estranged, alienated, disaffected, irreconcilable.[ADJ] (Disagreement): {At variance}: inapt, inappropriate, improper, unsuited, unsuitable, inapplicable, not to the point, unfitting, unbefitting, unbecoming, ill-timed, mal a propos, inadmissible, irrelevant, uncongenial, ill-assorted, mismatched, misplaced, misclassified, unaccommodating, irreducible, incommensurable, unsympathetic, out of character, out of keeping, out of proportion, out of joint, out of tune, out of place, out of season, out of its element, at odds with, at variance with.[ADJ] (Disagreement): {Quarrelsome}: disagreeing, discordant, at variance, at war, hostile, antagonistic, repugnant, incompatible, irreconcilable, inconsistent with, exceptional, intrusive, incongruous, disproportionate, inharmonious, inconsonant, divergent, repugnant to.[ADV] (Discount): at a discount, below par, at wholesale.[ADV] (Will): voluntarily, at will, at pleasure, by choice, purposefully, intentionally, deliberately.[ADJ] (Agency): operative, efficient, efficacious, practical, effectual, at work, acting, doing, in operation, in force, in action, in play.[N] (Irreligion): , godlessness, disbelief, incredulity, atheism, agnosticism, materialism, positivism, nihilism, infidelity.[N] (Irreligion): {person who is not religious}: atheist, skeptic, unbeliever, deist, infidel.

[ADJ] (Irreligion): irr

cherub at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
1 (in art) a type of ANGEL, shown as a small fat, usually male, child with wings:
carvings of Madonnas and cherubs
compare SERAPH
2 (informal) a pretty child; a child who behaves well:
I was quite a good student - no cherub, but no devil either.
cherubic adjective (formal):
a cherubic face (= plump, and with the innocence of a small child)

Cherub at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Cherub \Cher"ub\, n.; pl. {Cherubs}; but the Hebrew plural
{Cherubim}is also used. [Heb. ker[=u]b.]
1. A mysterious composite being, the winged footstool and
chariot of the Almighty, described in --Ezekiel i. and x.

I knew that they were the cherubim. --Ezek. x. 20.

He rode upon a cherub and did fly. --Ps. xviii.
10.

2. A symbolical winged figure of unknown form used in
connection with the mercy seat of the Jewish Ark and
Temple. --Ez. xxv. 18.

3. One of a order of angels, variously represented in art. In
European painting the cherubim have been shown as blue, to
denote knowledge, as distinguished from the seraphim (see
{Seraph}), and in later art the children's heads with
wings are generally called cherubs.

4. A beautiful child; -- so called because artists have
represented cherubs as beautiful children.

cherub at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

cherub
n 1: a sweet innocent baby
2: an angel of the second order whose gift is knowledge;
usually portrayed as a winged child
[also: {cherubim} (pl)]

cherub at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Cherub

English

Category: File - :Tetramorph meteora.jpg|thumb|A cherub, as described by Ezekiel.

Etymology

Ultimately from Inter: etyl » he Inter: term » כרוב| כְּרוּב|tr= kerúv|lang=he|sc=Hebr

Pronunciation

* Inter: enPR » chĕrʹəb, Inter: IPA » /ˈtʃɛrəb/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"tSEr@b/

Noun

Inter: en-noun » pl2=cherubim
  • 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. A statue or other depiction of such a being, typically in the form of a winged child.
    2. Inter: figurativel » y A person, especially a child, seen as being particularly innocent or angelic.

      Derived terms

      * cherubic

      Synonyms

      * Inter: sense » winged child putto

  • Inter: sense » innocent or angelic person angel, innocent

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » winged creature represented in the Bible as attending on God
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|քերովբե|tr=kʿerovbe|sc=Armn
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|херувим|m|tr=heruvím
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|智天使|tr=zhìtiānshǐ|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|基路伯|tr=jīlùbó|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|cherubín|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|kerub|c
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|kerúbur|m
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|chérubin|m
  • Galician: Inter: t- » gl|querubín|m
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ქერუბინი|tr=kerubini|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Cherub|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|כרוב|m|tr=kerúv|alt=כְּרוּב|sc=Hebr
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|kerub
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|kerúb|m (kerúbím)
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|智天使|tr=ちてんし, chitenshi|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|ケルブ|tr=kerubu|sc=Jpan
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|херувим|m|tr=héruvim
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|cherubin|m, Inter: t+ » pl|cherub|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|querubim
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|херувим|m|tr=xeruvím
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|cherubín|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|querubín|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|kerub|c


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » statue or other depiction of such a being
    • Galician: Inter: t- » gl|querubín|m
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|kerub
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|херувим|m|tr=héruvim


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|querubim|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|херувим|m|tr=xeruvím

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » person seen as being particularly innocent or angelic
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|ангелче|n|tr=ángelče


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ангелок|m|tr=angelók|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|ангелочек|m|tr=angelóček|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kerubi
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|chérubin|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Cherub|m
    • Hebrew: כרוּב (keruv) {{m}}
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|cherubino|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|智天使|tr=ちてんし, chitenshi
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|cherub|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|querubín|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
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    Latin

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: a » Ecclesiastical Inter: IPA » /ˈkeː.rub/|lang=la

    Noun

    Inter: head » la|noun|g=m
  • cherub
    1. Inter: RQ:Vulgate » Exodus|25|19
    2. : cherub unus sit in latere uno et alter in altero
    3. :: place one cherub on one side, and the other cherub on the other side

      Inflection

      Nominative plural Inter: term » cherubin|lang=la


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    Translation: de » cherub
    Translation: et » cherub
    Translation: el » cherub
    Translation: eo » cherub
    Translation: fa » cherub
    Translation: fr » cherub
    Translation: ko » cherub
    Translation: io » cherub
    Translation: id » cherub
    Translation: it » cherub
    Translation: hu » cherub
    Translation: my » cherub
    Translation: ja » cherub
    Translation: pl » cherub
    Translation: ru » cherub
    Translation: fi » cherub
    Translation: sv » cherub
    Translation: ta » cherub
    Translation: te » cherub
    Translation: vi » cherub
    Translation: zh » cherub
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