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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary
one of the principal angels of heaven. He was sent to the Prophet Daniel, to explain to him the visions of the ram and goat, and the mystery of the seventy weeks, which had been revealed to him, Daniel 8:15; Daniel 9:21; Daniel 11:1 , &c. The same angel was sent to Zechariah, to declare to him the future birth of John the Baptist, Luke 1:11 , &c. Six months after this he appeared to a virgin, whose name was Mary, of the city of Nazareth, as related Luke 1:26 , &c.
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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Gabriel'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wtd/g/gabriel.html. 1831-2.