noun (plural cherubim)
- From top to bottom, the celestial hierarchy includes seraphim, cherubim, thrones; dominions, virtues, powers; principalities, archangels, and angels.
- So with all the angels and saints, with the cherubim and seraphim, let's all bow down in worship before the Lamb of God, who has ransomed us from death and brought us into his eternal kingdom!
- Third, Satan was the anointed cherub.
- The existence of the tiles depicting the cherubim is fully explained.
- The chubby cherub can put in a good word with God.
- She smiled, and looked very much like a pink-haired version of the cherubs in Michelangelo's ceiling in the Sistine Chapel.
- He was a proper cherub with beautiful blond hair and blue eyes.
- Fleshy babies and fresh-cheeked cherubs vie for attention.
- For just two minutes now, she'd held the tiny cherubs in her arms.
Old English cherubin, ultimately (via Latin and Greek) from Hebrew kĕrūḇ, plural kĕrūḇīm. A rabbinic folk etymology, which explains the Hebrew singular form as representing Aramaic kĕ-raḇyā 'like a child', led to the representation of the cherub as a child.