Lucifer

Definition of Lucifer

Lu´ci`fer
n.1.
1.The planet Venus, when appearing as the morning star; - applied in Isaiah by a metaphor to a king of Babylon.
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground which didst weaken the nations!
- Is. xiv. 12.
Tertullian and Gregory the Great understood this passage of Isaiah in reference to the fall of Satan; in consequence of which the name Lucifer has since been applied to Satan.
- Kitto.
2.Hence, Satan.
How wretched
Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favors! . . .
When he falls, he falls like Lucifer,
Never to hope again.
- Shak.
3.A match{1} made of a sliver of wood tipped with a combustible substance, and ignited by friction; - called also lucifer match, and locofoco, now most commonly referred to as a friction match. See Locofoco.
4.(Zool.) A genus of free-swimming macruran Crustacea, having a slender body and long appendages.

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Aldebaran, Apollyon, Beelzebub, Canicula, Dog Star, Hesper, Hesperus, His Satanic Majesty, North Star, Old Nick, Old Scratch, Phosphor, Phosphorus, Polaris, Satan, Satanas, Sirius, Venus, Vesper, celestial body, comet, daystar, devil, diablo, evening star, fiend, fixed stars, heavenly body, living sapphires, lodestar, morning star, orb, polar star, polestar, serpent, sphere, starry host, stars, the Adversary, the Arch-fiend, the Common Enemy, the Demon, the Devil, the Devil Incarnate, the Evil One, the Evil Spirit, the Fiend, the Foul Fiend, the Old Enemy, the Old Serpent, the Tempter, the Wicked One, the archenemy, the serpent
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