Definitions of Daniel
  1. noun
    an Old Testament book that tells of the apocalyptic visions and the experiences of Daniel in the court of Nebuchadnezzar
    synonyms: Book of Daniel, Book of the Prophet Daniel
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    a major division of a long written composition
  2. noun
    (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)
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    someone who speaks by divine inspiration; someone who is an interpreter of the will of God
  3. noun
    a wise and upright judge
    “"a Daniel come to judgment" -- Shakespeare”
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    judge, jurist, justice
    a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
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