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evangel \e*van"gel\ ([-e]*v[a^]n"j[e^]l), n. [F. ['e]vangile, L. evangelium, Gr. e'yagge`lion good news, glad tidings, gospel, fr. e'ya`ggelos bringing good news; e'y^ well + 'a`ggelein to bear a message. See Eu-, and Angel and cf. Evangely.] Good news; announcement of glad tidings; especially, the gospel, or a gospel.

Her funeral anthem is a glad evangel.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., "the gospel," from Old French evangile, from Church Latin evangelium, from Greek evangelion (see evangelism).


n. 1 The Christian gospel 2 An evangelist


n. four books in the New Testament that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings [syn: Gospel, Gospels]

Usage examples of "evangel".

Little Arcady still hold to account for the infliction of this relentless evangel.

Bret Harte preaching the usual Shavian evangel, has no more relation to Irish life than it has to literature.

Oh, thrice-painted dancer, vaudeville dancer, Sad in your spangles, with soul all astrain, *I* know a dancer, *I* know a dancer, Whose laughter and weeping are spiritual gain, A pure-hearted, high-hearted maiden evangel, With strength the dark cynical earth to disdain.

The consumerist religion whose roots found purchase in the previous century, whose first unwitting prophets are the unheralded shapers of our present, has sounded its evangel and like a great wave has washed over every shore, immersing all but a few unreceptive souls in the dayglo colors and unsubtle music of its innocuous paradise vision.

But in actuality we only emulate the very earliest Christian evangels, who placed their altars where the Romans, Greeks, Saxons, etc.