seraph [-im, -s, -'s] n
L. < Heb.
- Angel; spirit; heavenly being; personage of light; [fig.] dear one who has died; lovely person who has passed away.
- Flying insect; winged creature; [personification] bee; butterfly.
- Holy Ghost; Spirit of God; divine messenger.
- Bird; [fig.] cloud bank; [metaphor] winter month.
- 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).