Definition of Daniel in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈdanjəl/
1A Hebrew prophet (6th century bc), who spent his life as a captive at the court of Babylon. In the Bible he interpreted the dreams of Nebuchadnezzar and was delivered by God from the lions' den into which he had been thrown as the result of a trick; in the apocryphal Book of Susanna he is portrayed as a wise judge (Sus. 45-64).
1.1A book of the Bible containing Daniel’s prophecies. It was probably written at the outbreak of persecution of the Jews under Seleucid rule circa 167 bc.

Words that rhyme with Daniel


For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Dan¦iel

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.