Definitions for luciferˈlu sə fər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Lu•ci•ferˈlu sə fər(n.)
a proud rebellious archangel, identified with Satan, who fell from heaven.
the planet Venus when appearing as the morning star.
Ref: match1 (def. 1). 1 1
Origin of Lucifer:
bef. 1000; ME, OE < L: morning star, lit., light-bringing =lūci-, comb. form of lūx light +-fer -fer
Satan, Old Nick, Devil, Lucifer, Beelzebub, the Tempter, Prince of Darkness(noun)
(Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
morning star, daystar, Phosphorus, Lucifer(noun)
a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky
match, lucifer, friction match(noun)
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"; "as long you've a lucifer to light your fag"
The planet Venus as the daystar.
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).
1915: While you've a lucifer to light your fag,Smile, boys, that's the style. uE000170317uE001 George Asaf, song Pack up your Troubles
Origin: Originally a brand name for matches made by Samuel Jones from 1830, soon used generically for self-igniting matches of any brand.
the planet Venus, when appearing as the morning star; -- applied in Isaiah by a metaphor to a king of Babylon
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
a genus of free-swimming macruran Crustacea, having a slender body and long appendages
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
name given to Venus as the morning star, and by the Church Fathers to Satan in interpretation of Isaiah xiv. 12.
Translations for lucifer
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a short piece of wood or other material tipped with a substance that catches fire when rubbed against a rough or specially-prepared surface
He struck a match.
- عود ثَقابArabic
- fósforoPortuguese (BR)
- das StreichholzGerman
- cerilla, fósforoSpanish
- چوب کبریتFarsi
- सुमेल तख्ताHindi
- korek apiIndonesian
- گوگرد چوبPersian
- 火柴Chinese (Trad.)
- دیا سلائیUrdu
- 火柴Chinese (Simp.)
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