Gabriel [-s] proper n
Heb. 'valiant man of God'.
- Angel; archangel; divine messenger; holy personage; spiritual being who announced the mission of John the Baptist to Zacharias and the birth of Jesus Christ to Mary; (see Daniel 8 & 9; Luke 1; ED's letters).
- Gabriel Lajuenesse; Evangeline's betrothed; male protagonist who dies in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's narrative poem Evangeline.
- Songbird; [fig.] oracle; prophet; bearer of glad tidings.