What does Lucifer mean?

Definitions for Lucifer
ˈlu sə fərlu·cifer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Satan, Old Nick, Devil, Lucifer, Beelzebub, the Tempter, Prince of Darknessnoun

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

  2. morning star, daystar, Phosphorus, Lucifernoun

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

  3. match, lucifer, friction matchnoun

    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"


  1. Lucifernoun

    the Devil.

  2. Lucifernoun

    The planet Venus as the daystar.

  3. lucifernoun

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



    Lucifer is a song by Blue System. It is the first (not counting an "overture") song on their 1991 fifth studio album, Seeds of Heaven, and was released as its lead single. The single debuted at number 91 in Germany for the week of April 15, 1991, re-entered at number 25 two weeks later and stayed there for one more week before dropping to number 26.


  1. lucifer

    Lucifer, a term which often refers to the devil or a fallen angel in religious contexts, originally stems from Latin meaning "light-bringer." In Christian tradition, it is often linked with Satan due to a passage in the Bible (Isaiah 14:12) equating Lucifer with the 'morning star' who was cast down from Heaven for his pride and arrogance. However, it should be noted that in the original Latin text, lucifer was used as a generic term for "morning star" and not necessarily a proper name. Outside of Christianity, Lucifer can also refer to the planet Venus in its capacity as the morning star. In modern usage, Lucifer is mostly used in a cultural or metaphoric context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lucifernoun

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

  2. Lucifernoun

    hence, Satan

  3. Lucifernoun

    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. Lucifernoun

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

  5. Etymology: [L., bringing light, n., the morning star, fr. lux, lucis, light + ferre to bring.]


  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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  1. Lucifer

    (Lu′cifer). The morning star.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lucifer in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lucifer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Lucifer in a Sentence

  1. Proverb:

    A usurer, a miller, a banker, and a publican, are the four evangelists of Lucifer. #Realbandits

  2. Bryan Fuller:

    I see him as Lucifer, a fallen angel, he's magnetic, the character in literature is a meaner human being and capable of great cruelty, but I like how Mads plays him - he has a preternatural quality to him.

  3. Otilea Garcia:

    I hope he burns in Hell, fidel Castro was Lucifer. They say he supported the struggle against Apartheid, but meanwhile inside Cuba he suppressed his own people, of all races. His death is long overdue.

  4. Dag Hammarskjld:

    It was when Lucifer first congratulated himself upon his angelic behavior that he became the tool of evil.

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