What does fiend mean?

Definitions for fiend

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word fiend.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. monster, fiend, devil, demon, ogrenoun

    a cruel wicked and inhuman person

  2. devil, fiend, demon, daemon, daimonnoun

    an evil supernatural being

  3. fanatic, fiendnoun

    a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause)

    "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject"--Winston Churchill


  1. fiendnoun

    A demon

  2. fiendnoun

    A very evil person

  3. fiendnoun

    An addict

    a jazz fiend

  4. Etymology: From feend, from feond. Cognate with Old Norse fjándi (Danish fjende, Swedish fiende), German Feind, Gothic 03460339033E0330033D03330343, all of them meaning foe. The Old Norse and Gothic terms are present participles of the corresponding verbs fjá/fijan, to hate. Akin to Sanskrit पियति.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fiendnoun

    Etymology: fiend, fiond, Saxon, a foe.

    Tom is followed by the foul fiend. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.

    What now, had I a body again, I could,
    Coming from hell; what fiends would wish should be,
    And Hannibal could not have wish’d to see. Ben Jonson, Cat.

    The hell-hounds, as ungorg’d with flesh and blood,
    Pursue their prey, and seek their wonted food;
    The fiend remounts his courser. John Dryden, Theo. and Hon.

    O woman! woman! when to ill thy mind
    Is bent, all hell contains no fouler fiend. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.


  1. Fiend

    Fiend is a song by Coal Chamber, from their third album, Dark Days. It is one of the band's most well known songs and is thought to be about how the band and the nu metal genre were getting heavily criticized at the time.


  1. fiend

    A fiend is generally defined as an evil spirit or a demon. The term can also be used to describe a wicked or cruel person. Additionally, it can represent a person who is obsessed or excessively fond of something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fiendnoun

    an implacable or malicious foe; one who is diabolically wicked or cruel; an infernal being; -- applied specifically to the devil or a demon

  2. Etymology: [OE. fend, find, fiend, feond, fiend, foe, AS. fend; akin to OS. fond, D. vijand enemy, OHG. fant, G. feind, Icel. fjnd, Sw. & Dan. fiende, Goth. fijands; orig. p. pr. of a verb meaning to hate, AS. fen, fegan, OHG. fn, Goth. fijan, Skr. py to scorn; prob. akin to E. feud a quarrel. 81. Cf. Foe, Friend.]


  1. Fiend

    Richard "Ricky" Jones, better known by his stage names Fiend or International Jones is an American rapper and producer best known for his time spent with Master P's No Limit Records. Fiend was also briefly a member of DMX's label Ruff Ryders Entertainment, and is currently signed to Jet Life Recordings under Warner Bros.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fiend

    fēnd, n. the devil: one actuated by the most intense wickedness or hate.—adj. Fiend′ish, like a fiend; malicious.—n. Fiend′ishness.—adj. Fiend′like, like a fiend: fiendish. [A.S. feónd, pr.p. of feón, to hate; Ger. feind, Dut. vijand.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. fiendverb

    To be hostile to.

  2. fiendverb

    To need something badly, most often drugs. But you can also be a fiend for a dope beat. I get a craving like I fiend for nicotine -- Eric B. and Rakim (Microphone Fiend)

  3. fiendverb


  4. fiendnoun

    Someone who fiends. Says the boy to the fiend: 'What do you mean?' -- Muggs featuring Wyclef Jean (John 3:16)

Editors Contribution

  1. fiend

    Fiend (noun) a person that has evil plans.

    Fiend is a demon that can cause disaster or calamity.

    Submitted by pinkss5 on October 21, 2015  

  2. Fiend

    Satan; the devil.

    Those children are little fiends.

    Submitted by JP03 on December 28, 2014  

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  1. fiend

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

Anagrams for fiend »

  1. finde

  2. fined

  3. indef

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fiend in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fiend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of fiend in a Sentence

  1. Colley Cibber:

    We shall find no fiend in hell can match the fury of a disappointed woman,scorned, slighted, dismissed without a parting pang.

  2. John Milton:

    So spake the fiend, and with necessity, The tyrant’s plea, excused his devilish deeds.

  3. Nadine Gehrmann:

    As a fellow coffee fiend, I know the struggle of bad hotel coffee all too well, my top tip is to get yourself a portable coffee maker and to prioritize easy cleaning because nobody wants to deal with dirty equipment on the go.

  4. Though Hill:

    I’m a sweet tooth fiend so I had sugar-free cool whip with orange flavoring in it instead of cake, i watched what I ate a lot.

  5. Robertson Davies:

    To be a book-collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser.

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