Associations to the word «Lucifer»


LUCIFER, proper noun. A figure mentioned in Isaiah 14:12, generally identified with Satan.
LUCIFER, proper noun. The planet Venus as the daystar.
LUCIFER, noun. (British) (archaic) A self-igniting match, ie. one which could be lit by striking on any surface (as opposed to safety matches which only light against the material on the side of the box).
LUCIFER YELLOW, noun. A fluorescent dye used in cell biology.

Dictionary definition

LUCIFER, noun. (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell.
LUCIFER, noun. A planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky.
LUCIFER, noun. Lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction; "he always carries matches to light his pipe"; "as long you've a lucifer to light your fag".

Wise words

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