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Meaning of ariel

ar•i•el

Pronunciation: (âr'ē-ul), [key]
— n.
  1. a mountain gazelle of Arabia, Gazella gazella arabica: almost extinct.

Ar•i•el

Pronunciation: (âr'ē-ul), [key]
— n.
  1. (in Shakespeare's Tempest) a spirit of the air who is required to use his magic to help Prospero.
  2. one of the moons of the planet Uranus.
  3. one of a series of British satellites that studied the ionosphere, cosmic rays, and x-rays.
  4. a female given name.
  5. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.