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1. The Devil; Satan.
2. One of the fallen angels in Milton's Paradise Lost. Beelzebub was next to Satan in power.
3. An evil spirit; a demon.

[Middle English, from Old English Belzebub, from Late Latin Beelzebūb, from Late Greek Beelzeboub, from Hebrew ba'al zəbûb, lord (of the) fly, alteration of ba'al zəbûl, lord prince; see bʕl in Semitic roots.]


1. (Bible) Old Testament a god of the Philistines (2 Kings 1:2)
2. Satan or any devil or demon
[Old English Belzebub, ultimately from Hebrew bá`al zebūb, literally: lord of flies]


(biˈɛl zəˌbʌb, ˈbil zə-)

1. Satan.
2. a devil.
3. (in Milton's Paradise Lost) one of the fallen angels, second only to Satan.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Beelzebub - (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of GodBeelzebub - (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"


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