the Devil

noun

Definition of the Devil

: the most powerful spirit of evil in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam who is often represented as the ruler of hell

Word by Word Definitions

devil play
  1. : the personal supreme spirit of evil often represented in Christian belief as the tempter of humankind, the leader of all apostate angels, and the ruler of hell

  2. : an evil spirit : demon

  3. : an extremely wicked person : fiend

  1. : to season highly

  2. : tease, annoy


the devil

noun

Definition of the devil

informal
1 used to make a statement or question more forceful
  • What the devil are you talking about?
  • Where the devil have you been?
2 : something that is very difficult or that causes a lot of trouble
  • The shoes look great, but they're the devil to walk in.

Word by Word Definitions

devil play
  1. : the personal supreme spirit of evil often represented in Christian belief as the tempter of humankind, the leader of all apostate angels, and the ruler of hell

  2. : an evil spirit : demon

  3. : an extremely wicked person : fiend

  1. : to season highly

  2. : tease, annoy


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