Pronunciation: (cher'ub), [key]
—pl. cher•ubs for 3, 4; cher•u•bimPronunciation: (cher'u-bim, -yoo-bim) [key] for 1, 2.
1. a celestial being. Gen. 3:24; Ezek. 1, 10.
2. Theol.a member of the second order of angels, often represented as a beautiful rosy-cheeked child with wings.
3. a beautiful or innocent person, esp. a child.
4. a person, esp. a child, with a sweet, chubby, innocent face.
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