Lucifer

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noun Lu·ci·fer \ˈlü-sə-fər\

Definition of Lucifer

  1. 1 —used as a name of the devil

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

  3. 3 not capitalized :  a friction match having as active substances antimony sulfide and potassium chlorate

Luciferian

play \ˌlü-sə-ˈfir-ē-ən\ adjective

Examples of lucifer in a sentence

  1. <Lucifer is depicted as a powerful but proud angel who leads a revolt against heaven.>

Origin and Etymology of lucifer

Middle English, the morning star, a fallen rebel archangel, the Devil, from Old English, from Latin, the morning star, from lucifer light-bearing, from luc-, lux light + -fer -ferous — more at light


First Known Use: before 12th century


LUCIFER Defined for English Language Learners

Lucifer

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noun Lu·ci·fer \ˈlü-sə-fər\

Definition of Lucifer for English Language Learners

  • —used as a name of the Devil


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