What does the word cherub mean?

Usage examples for cherub

  1. A man lived who could measure it from end to end; foretell its term; handle the young cherub as were he a shot owl! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. His long curls were blacker than the raven, and while holding him there in my arms, I could think of nothing but a beautiful cherub with folded wings, astray from heaven. – Stories of Childhood by Various
  3. It can only be regained amid trial, sorrow, suffering, and experience, and, when regained, it is as Lord and Master, not as the innocent cherub. – The-Light-of-Egypt-or-the-science-of-the-soul-and-the-stars-Volume-2 by Burgoyne, Thomas H.