Lucifer

noun
Lu·ci·fer | \ ˈlü-sə-fər \

Definition of Lucifer 

1 used as a name of the devil

2 : the planet Venus when appearing as the morning star

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

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Luciferian \ˌlü-sə-ˈfir-ē-ən \ adjective

Examples of Lucifer in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of Lucifer

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of Lucifer was before the 12th century

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Lucifer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Lucifer

—used as a name of the Devil

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