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Meaning of LUCIFER

Pronunciation:  'loosufur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction; "he always carries matches to light his pipe"
  2. [n]  (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell

LUCIFER is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: Beelzebub, Devil, friction match, match, Old Nick, Prince of Darkness, Satan, Shaytan, the Devil, the Tempter
 See Also: book matches, fusee, fuzee, igniter, ignitor, kitchen match, light, lighter, matchstick, safety match, slow match, spiritual being, supernatural being



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lu"ci*fer\, n. [L., bringing light, n., the morning
star, fr. lux, lucis, light + ferre to bring.]
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. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of free-swimming macruran Crustacea,
   having a slender body and long appendages.

Easton Bible Dictionary

brilliant star, a title given to the king of Babylon (Isa. 14:12) to denote his glory.

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