What does lucifer mean?

lucifer meaning in General Dictionary

a planet (usually Venus) seen before sunrise in the east sky

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  • (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief nature of bad and adversary of Jesus; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
  • lighter comprising a thin little bit of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible substance; ignites with rubbing
  • The planet Venus, whenever showing up once the early morning celebrity; -- applied in Isaiah by a metaphor to a king of Babylon.
  • thus, Satan.
  • A match manufactured from a sliver of wood tipped with a combustible compound, and ignited by friction; -- called in addition lucifer match, and locofoco. See Locofoco.
  • A genus of free-swimming macruran Crustacea, having a slim human body and lengthy appendages.

lucifer meaning in Names Dictionary

Bringing light.
Name Origin: Biblical
Name Gender: Male


lucifer meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English Lucifer "Satan," in addition "morning celebrity," from Latin Lucifer "morning star," virtually "light-bringing," from lux (genitive lucis) "light" (see light (letter.)) + ferre "carry" (identify infer). Opinion it was the proper title of Satan began along with its use in Bible to convert Greek Phosphoros, which translates Hebrew Helel ben Shahar in Isaiah xiv:12 -- "exactly how art thou dropped from paradise, O Lucifer, child of early morning!" [KJV] Because of the reference to a fall from Heaven, the verse was interpreted by Christians as a reference to Satan, although it is literally a reference to the King of Babylon (see Isaiah xiv:4). Lucifer match "friction fit" is from 1831. Adjectival types feature Luciferian, Luciferine, Luciferous. There was clearly a noted Bishop Lucifer of Cagliari in Sardinia in 4th century, regarded in your area as a saint.


lucifer meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The planet Venus, whenever showing up because the early morning star; -- used in Isaiah by a metaphor to a king of Babylon.

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  • (n.) Hence, Satan.
  • (n.) A genus of free-swimming macruran Crustacea, having a slender human anatomy and long appendages.

Sentence Examples with the word lucifer

It has important textile, malt and sugar industries, distilling, brewing and milling, manufactures of agricultural implements and lucifer matches.

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