Definition of evangel in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈvan(d)ʒɛl/
Pronunciation: /ɪˈvan(d)ʒ(ə)l/


1 archaic The Christian gospel.
Example sentences
  • It also follows that Evangelicals believe the gospel - the evangel - the good news of God's mercy for sinners.
1.1Any of the four Gospels.
Example sentences
  • And I have chosen you to preach this evangel, Mr. Beale.
2 North American term for evangelist.
Example sentences
  • Jesus was countercultural in his treatment of women, else he wouldn't have allowed women to be the first evangels of the good news of his resurrection, perhaps the first instance of women preaching in church history.


Middle English (in the sense 'gospel'): from Old French evangile, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek euangelion 'good news', from euangelos 'bringing good news', from eu- 'well' + angelein 'announce'.

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