Definition of Lucifer

1. Noun. (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell.

2. Noun. A planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky.
Exact synonyms: Daystar, Morning Star, Phosphorus
Generic synonyms: Major Planet, Planet

3. Noun. Lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction. "As long you've a lucifer to light your fag"
Exact synonyms: Friction Match, Match
Specialized synonyms: Fusee, Fuzee, Kitchen Match, Book Matches, Safety Match, Slow Match
Generic synonyms: Igniter, Ignitor, Light, Lighter
Terms within: Matchstick

Definition of Lucifer

1. n. The planet Venus, when appearing as the morning star; -- applied in Isaiah by a metaphor to a king of Babylon.

Definition of Lucifer

1. Proper noun. the Devil. ¹

2. Proper noun. The planet Venus as the daystar. ¹

3. Noun. (British) (archaic) A self-igniting match, ie. one which could be lit by striking on any surface (as opposed to safety matches which only light against the material on the side of the box). ¹

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Definition of Lucifer

1. a friction match [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lucifer

1. 1. The planet Venus, when appearing as the morning star; applied in Isaiah by a metaphor to a king of Babylon. "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning ! how art thou cut down to the ground which didst weaken the nations !" (Is. Xiv. 12) "Tertullian and Gregory the Great understood this passage of Isaiah in reference to the fall of Satan; in consequence of which the name Lucifer has since been applied to, Satan." (Kitto) 2. Hence, Satan. "How wretched Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favors! . . . When he falls, he falls like Lucifer, Never to hope again." (Shak) 3. A match made of a sliver of wood tipped with a combustible substance, and ignited by friction; called also lucifer match, and locofoco. See Locofoco. 4. A genus of free-swimming macruran Crustacea, having a slender body and long appendages. Origin: L, bringing light, the morning star, fr. Lux, lucis, light + ferre to bring. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lucifer

lucid dream
lucid dreaming
lucid dreams
lucid interval
luciferyl adenylate

Literary usage of Lucifer

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1. The Vision of William Concerning Piers Plowman: Together with Vita de Dowel by William Langland, Walter William Skeat (1884)
"Headline ; for SATAN read Lucifer. In the lust sidenote, read Lucifer says. P. 389. ... In the first sidenote, read Thou, Lucifer, didst win, &c. P. 393. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In Christian tradition this meaning of Lucifer has prevailed ; the Fathers maintain that •Lucifer isnot the proper name of the devil, but denotes only the ..."

3. The Mercersburg Review by Alumni Association, Pa.) Marshall College (Mercersburg (1851)
"Festus and Lucifer again meet " anywhere." The youth is mortified and moody, ... It is a ride around the world, which Lucifer and Festus take upon the twin ..."

4. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1863)
"Lucifer once made I know that Milton undertakes to prove, (But probabilities a ... But sacred chronicle has nothing said Of Lucifer behaving in this way. ..."

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