Faust


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Faust

 (foust) also Faus·tus (fou′stəs, fô′-)
n.
A magician and alchemist in German legend who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for power and knowledge.

[German, after Johann Faust (1480?-1540?), German magician and alchemist.]

Faust′i·an (fou′stē-ən) adj.

Faust

(faʊst) or

Faustus

n
(European Myth & Legend) German legend a magician and alchemist who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power

Faust

(faʊst)

also Faus•tus

(ˈfaʊ stəs, ˈfɔ-)

n.
a magician in medieval German legend who sold his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power.
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Noun1.Faust - an alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledgeFaust - an alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledge
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Faust

[faʊst] NFausto
References in classic literature ?
Her soul cried out in the words of Faust, "Stay, thou art fair
one day came a Faust into our garden,--a good Faust, with no friend Mephistopheles,--and took Margaret from me.
Those who heard her say that her voice, in these passages, was seraphic; but this was nothing to the superhuman notes that she gave forth in the prison scene and the final trio in FAUST, which she sang in the place of La Carlotta, who was ill.
And others came forward with claims so vague and elusive that Bell would scarcely have been more surprised if the heirs of Goethe had demanded a share of the telephone royalties on the ground that Faust had spoken of "making a bridge through the moving air.
I felt extremely embarrassed all at once, but became positively annoyed when I saw our Prax enter the cafe in a sort of mediaeval costume very much like what Faust wears in the third act.
On a January evening of the early seventies, Christine Nilsson was singing in Faust at the Academy of Music in New York.
Amid so many marvellous engravings, there is one etching in particular, which is supposed to represent Doctor Faust, and which it is impossible to contemplate without being dazzled.
He made out a list of books which Philip was to read till he was ready for the final achievement of Faust, and meanwhile, ingeniously enough, started him on a German translation of one of the plays by Shakespeare which Philip had studied at school.
And we sang the soldiers' chorus out of FAUST, and got home in time for supper, after all.
In those days when I tried to kindle my heart at the cold altar of Goethe, I did read a great deal of his prose and somewhat of his poetry, but it was to be ten years yet before I should go faithfully through with his Faust and come to know its power.
Faust 'wanted to know'--and got into bad company, as the necessary result.
This year I have been three times--to FAUST, TOSCA, and--" Was it "Tannhouser" or "Tannhoyser"?