Definition of ariel in English:

ariel

noun

  • A gazelle found in the Middle East and North Africa.

    • ‘We halted at Soojalup for the night: here for the first time I saw the beautiful antelope known by the Arabs as the Ariel (Gazelle Dama).’
    • ‘Within the desert reside the light-brown, familiar gazelle known as the Dorcas, or Ariel Gazelle.’
    • ‘The dorcas or ariel gazelle is less than 60 centimetres tall.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Arabic ῾ aryal.

Pronunciation:

ariel

/ˈerēəl/

Definition of Ariel in English:

Ariel

proper noun

  • 1Astronomy
    A satellite of Uranus discovered in 1851, the twelfth closest to the planet and the fourth largest, with a diameter of 721 miles (1,160 km)

  • 2A series of six American and British satellites devoted to studies of the ionosphere and X-ray astronomy (1962–79)

Origin

Named after a fairy or spirit in Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Pronunciation:

Ariel

/ˈerēəl/