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ariel


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ariel  \A"ri*el\,  n.  [Heb.  ari["e]l,  perh.  confused  with  E. 
  a["e]rial.] 
  In  the  Cabala,  a  water  spirit;  in  later  folklore,  a  light  and 
  graceful  spirit  of  the  air. 
 
  Note:  In  zo["o]logy,  ariel  is  used  adjectively  of  certain 
  birds  noted  for  their  graceful  flight;  as  the  ariel 
  toucan;  the  ariel  petrel. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ariel  \A"ri*el\,  n.,  or  Ariel  gazelle  \A"ri*el  ga*zelle"\  [Ar. 
  aryil  ayyil  stag.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  variety  of  the  gazelle  ({Antilope,  or  Gazella, 
  dorcas}),  found  in  Arabia  and  adjacent  countries. 
  b  A  squirrel-like  Australian  marsupial,  a  species  of 
  {Petaurus}. 
  c  A  beautiful  Brazilian  toucan  {Ramphastos  ariel}). 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Ariel,  WA 
  Zip  code(s):  98603 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Ariel 
 
    An  {array}-oriented  language  for  the  {CDC  6400}. 
 
  ["Ariel  Reference  Manual",  P.  Devel,  TR  22,  CC  UC  Berkeley, 
  Apr  1968]. 
 
  ["A  New  Survey  of  the  Ariel  Programming  Language",  P.  Deuel, 
  TR  4,  Ariel  Consortium,  UC  Berkeley,  June  1972]. 
 
  [Deuel  or  Devel?] 
 
  (1995-12-29) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ariel 
  the  lion  of  God.  (1.)  One  of  the  chief  men  sent  by  Ezra  to 
  procure  Levites  for  the  sanctuary  (Ezra  8:16). 
 
  (2.)  A  symbolic  name  for  Jerusalem  (Isa.  29:1,  2,  7)  as 
  "victorious  under  God,"  and  in  Ezek.  43:15,  16,  for  the  altar 
  (marg.,  Heb.  'ariel)  of  burnt  offerings,  the  secret  of  Israel's 
  lion-like  strength. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Ariel,  altar;  light  or  lion  of  God