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faʊst; ˈfaʊ stəs, ˈfɔ-faust

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Faust, Faustusnoun

    an alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledge


  1. Faustnoun

    a magician and alchemist of German lore who sold his soul to the Devil for knowledge

  2. Etymology: After w:Johann Faust, German magician and alchemist


  1. Faust

    FAUST (Functional AUdio STream) is a domain-specific purely functional programming language for implementing signal processing algorithms in the form of libraries, audio plug-ins, or standalone applications. A FAUST program denotes a signal processor: a mathematical function that is applied to some input signal and then fed out.


  1. faust

    Faust is a character from German folklore who is famously known as the protagonist in the classic German story "Faust" written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. He is depicted as a highly accomplished yet dissatisfied scholar who makes a pact with the devil, trading his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. The term "Faust" or "Faustian" is often used to describe someone who is willing to sacrifice their values and morality for their personal gain or ambitions.


  1. Faust

    Faust are a German krautrock band. Formed in 1971 in Wümme, the group was originally composed of Werner "Zappi" Diermaier, Hans Joachim Irmler, Arnulf Meifert, Jean-Hervé Péron, Rudolf Sosna and Gunther Wüsthoff, working with record producer Uwe Nettelbeck and engineer Kurt Graupner.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Faust

    or Doctor Faustus, a reputed professor of the black art, a native of Germany, who flourished in the end of the 15th century and the beginning of the 16th century, and who is alleged to have made a compact with the devil to give up to him body and soul in the end, provided he endowed him for a term of years with power to miraculously fulfil all his wishes. Under this compact the devil provided him with a familiar spirit, called Mephistopheles, attended by whom he traversed the world, enjoying life and working wonders, till the term of the compact having expired, the devil appeared and carried him off amid display of horrors to the abode of penal fire. This myth, which has been subjected to manifold literary treatment, has received its most significant rendering at the hands of Goethe, such as to supersede and eclipse every other attempt to unfold its meaning. It is presented by him in the form of a drama, in two parts of five acts each, of which the first, published in 1790, represents "the conflicting union of the higher nature of the soul with the lower elements of human life; of Faust, the son of Light and Free-Will, with the influences of Doubt, Denial, and Obstruction, or Mephistopheles (q. v.), who is the symbol and spokesman of these; and the second, published in 1832, represents Faust as now elevated, by the discipline he has had, above the hampered sphere of the first, and conducted into higher regions under worthier circumstances."

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    Song lyrics by faust -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by faust on the Lyrics.com website.

Who Was Who?

  1. Faust

    Chemist traveler. A gay old man who fell in love during his second young manhood, traveled in a warm country, and sang his way to fame.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FAUST

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Faust is ranked #2263 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Faust surname appeared 16,066 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Faust.

    84.6% or 13,598 total occurrences were White.
    10.7% or 1,725 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 365 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 231 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 101 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.2% or 45 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Faust in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Faust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Faust in a Sentence

  1. Alan Garber:

    As President Faust has indicated to members of the Harvard community who have made inquiries, she and I both learned of this issue from today’s Crimson, she has asked staff to get to the bottom of how these conversations started, and to learn more about where matters currently stand.

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