Definitions for luciferˈlu sə fər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Lu•ci•ferˈlu sə fər(n.)

  1. a proud rebellious archangel, identified with Satan, who fell from heaven.

    Category: Religion

  2. the planet Venus when appearing as the morning star.

    Category: Astronomy

  3. (l.c.)

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. morning star, daystar, Phosphorus, Lucifer(noun)

    a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky

  3. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. Lucifer(ProperNoun)

    the Devil.

  2. Lucifer(ProperNoun)

    The planet Venus as the daystar.

  3. lucifer(Noun)

    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

  4. Origin: Originally a brand name for matches made by Samuel Jones from 1830, soon used generically for self-igniting matches of any brand.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lucifer(noun)

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

  2. Lucifer(noun)

    hence, Satan

  3. Lucifer(noun)

    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. Lucifer(noun)

    a genus of free-swimming macruran Crustacea, having a slender body and long appendages

Freebase

  1. Lucifer

    Lucifer is the King James Version rendering of the Hebrew word הֵילֵל in Isaiah 14:12. This word, transliterated hêlēl or heylel, occurs only once in the Hebrew Bible and according to the KJV-influenced Strong's Concordance means "shining one, morning star, Lucifer". The word Lucifer is taken from the Latin Vulgate, which translates הֵילֵל as lucifer, meaning "the morning star, the planet Venus". The Septuagint renders הֵילֵל in Greek as ἑωσφόρος, a name, literally "bringer of dawn", for the morning star. Before the rise of Christianity, the pseudepigrapha of Enochic Judaism, the form of Judaism witnessed to in 1 Enoch and 2 Enoch, which enjoyed much popularity during the Second Temple period, gave Satan an expanded role, interpreting Isaiah 14:12-15, with its reference to the morning star, as applicable to him, and presenting him as a fallen angel cast out of heaven. Christian tradition, influenced by this presentation, came to use the Latin word for "morning star", lucifer, as a proper name for Satan as Satan was before his fall. As a result, "Lucifer has become a by-word for Satan in the Church and in popular literature", as in Dante Alighieri's Inferno and John Milton's Paradise Lost.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Lucifer

    name given to Venus as the morning star, and by the Church Fathers to Satan in interpretation of Isaiah xiv. 12.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

match(noun)

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.

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