seraph [-im, -s, -'s] n

L. < Heb.

  1. Angel; spirit; heavenly being; personage of light; [fig.] dear one who has died; lovely person who has passed away.
  2. Flying insect; winged creature; [personification] bee; butterfly.
  3. Holy Ghost; Spirit of God; divine messenger.
  4. Bird; [fig.] cloud bank; [metaphor] winter month.
  5. Member of the highest order of angels; one of the celestial beings hovering above God's throne in Isaiah's vision (see Isaiah 6:2,6).