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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • In the Bible, a Hebrew prophet of the sixth century B.C.
  • n. See Table at Bible.

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  • proper n. The book in the Old Testament of the Bible.
  • proper n. The prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.
  • proper n. A male given name in regular use since the Middle Ages and recently quite popular.
  • proper n. A female given name.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname.
  • proper n. A location in the state of Wyoming in the United States (Zip Code: 83115). (From the U.S. Census Bureau 1990)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Hebrew prophet distinguished for sagacity and ripeness of judgment in youth; hence, a sagacious and upright judge.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an Old Testament book that tells of the apocalyptic visions and the experiences of Daniel in the court of Nebuchadnezzar
  • n. a wise and upright judge
  • n. (Old Testament) a youth who was taken into the court of Nebuchadnezzar and given divine protection when thrown into a den of lions (6th century BC)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Hebrew Dānī'ēl, Dānīyēl, God is my judge : dān, judge; see dyn in Semitic roots + , my + 'ēl, God; see אl in Semitic roots.
After Daniel1.

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From Ancient Greek Δανιήλ (Dānīēl), from Hebrew דניּאל (daniyél, "God is my judge"). Name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel. [Oxford Names Companion, The]

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