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de·mon

 (dē′mən)
n.
1. An evil supernatural being; a devil.
2. A persistently tormenting person, force, or passion: the demon of drug addiction.
3. One who is extremely zealous, skillful, or diligent: worked away like a demon; a real demon at math.
4. Variant of daimon.

[Middle English, from Late Latin daemōn, from Latin, spirit, from Greek daimōn, divine power; see dā- in Indo-European roots.]

de·mon′ic (-mŏn′ĭk) adj.
de·mon′i·cal·ly adv.

demon

(ˈdiːmən)
n
1. an evil spirit or devil
2. a person, habit, obsession, etc, thought of as evil, cruel, or persistently tormenting
3. Also called: daemon or daimon an attendant or ministering spirit; genius: the demon of inspiration.
4.
a. a person who is extremely skilful in, energetic at, or devoted to a given activity, esp a sport: a demon at cycling.
b. (as modifier): a demon cyclist.
5. a variant spelling of daemon1
6. informal archaic Austral and NZ a detective or policeman
7. (Computer Science) computing a part of a computer program, such as a help facility, that can run in the background behind the current task or application, and which will only begin to work when certain conditions are met or when it is specifically invoked
[C15: from Latin daemōn evil spirit, spirit, from Greek daimōn spirit, deity, fate; see daemon]

de•mon

(ˈdi mən)

n.
1. an evil spirit; fiend.
2. an evil passion or influence.
3. a wicked or cruel person.
4. one with great energy: a demon for work.
5. daimon.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin daemonium < Greek daimónion, thing of divine nature (in Jewish and Christian writers, evil spirit) derivative of daímōn; (definition 6) < Latin < Greek; see daimon]

demon-

demon

An evil spirit that may take many different forms. In Western tradition they are sometimes referred to as infernal spirits and have been said to exist in hundreds of thousands. In other traditions they are thought to exist in billions.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demon - an evil supernatural beingdemon - an evil supernatural being    
evil spirit - a spirit tending to cause harm
incubus - a male demon believed to lie on sleeping persons and to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women
succuba, succubus - a female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men
dibbuk, dybbuk - (Jewish folklore) a demon that enters the body of a living person and controls that body's behavior
2.demon - a cruel wicked and inhuman persondemon - a cruel wicked and inhuman person  
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
demoniac - someone who acts as if possessed by a demon
3.demon - someone extremely diligent or skillful; "he worked like a demon to finish the job on time"; "she's a demon at math"
doer, actor, worker - a person who acts and gets things done; "he's a principal actor in this affair"; "when you want something done get a doer"; "he's a miracle worker"

demon

noun
1. evil spirit, devil, fiend, goblin, ghoul, malignant spirit a woman possessed by evil demons
2. wizard, master, ace (informal), addict, fanatic, fiend He is a demon for discipline.
3. monster, beast, villain, rogue, barbarian, brute, ogre He was a dictator and a demon.
Related words
fear demonophobia
Translations
شَيْطان، عِفْريت، جِن
демон
démon
dæmon
demono
démon
djöfull, púki, illur andi
daemon
demonas
dēmonsļaunais garsnelabais
demondrac
démon
demondjävul
демон
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demon

[ˈdiːmən]
A. Ndemonio m
he's a demon for workes una fiera para el trabajo
B. ADJ
1. the demon drinkel demonio de la bebida
2. he's a demon squash-playeres un as del squash, jugando al squash es fabuloso

demon

[ˈdiːmən]
n
(RELIGION)démon m
(fig)démon m
modif
a demon squash player → un crack en squash
a demon driver → un fou du volant

demon

n (= evil spirit)Dämon m; (fig: = person) → Dämon(in) m(f); (inf: = child) → Teufel m; to work like a demonwie besessen arbeiten; he’s a demon playerer ist ein teuflisch guter Spieler (inf); the Demon DrinkKönig Alkohol m

demon

[ˈdiːmən]
1. n (also) (fig) → demonio
he's a demon for work (fam) → è uno stacanovista
2. adj a demon squash playerun mago dello squash
a demon driver → un asso del volante

demon

(ˈdiːmən) noun
an evil spirit; a devil. demons from Hell.
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Alexander von Humboldt war dennoch ein Vorkampfer der Humanitat, grimmiger Feind der Reaktion, ein aufrechter Demokrat und ein bedeutender Pionier des Fortschrittes.
die Mandioka und turkisch Korn (das isr Mais) hatten" (72) "diese haben zu essen Mandiok, Mais, Mandi, Padades, Mandiok-Poropi und andere Wurzel" (78) Mandi "diese hatten turkisch Korn und Mandioka, und auch andere Wurzeln, ais Mandi, feind den Haselnussel gleich" (72) "Die haben ais turkisch Korn, Mandiok, Mandi" (76) "diese haben zu essen Mandiok, Mais, Mandi, .
8) "Im Kreis des praktisch Erreichbaren ist das Bessere der Feind des Guten; das Bessere hintanzusetzen ist unbedingt unrichtig, das Bestmogliche <zu> wahlen, ist unbedingt gefordert als das einzige und darum absolut Richtige" (Ibid.
Or consider a line quoted by Sollors in German out of Schmitt's Ex Captivitate Salus: "Der Feind ist unsere eigene Frage als Gestalt" (350n.
A second one is by Georg von Frundsberg, the victor of the 1513 battle of Creazzo who coined the phrase "Viel Feind, viel Ehr" which means: "many foes, much honour".
42) Jorg Baberowski, Der Feind ist uberall: Stalinismus im Kaukasus (Munich: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2003), 163-83; Holquist, Making War, Forging Revolution, 166-205; Novikova, Provintsial 'naia "kontrrevoliutsiia, "253-62.
SONG VII: "UNSER FEIND IST, GROSSER GOTT" Unser Feind ist, grosser Gott, wie der Brite so der Schott.
Gwraig garedig y diweddar William, mam arbennig a hynod o feind i Fon, Gary a Kevin, mam yng nghyfraith i Michael, Yvonne a Kathleen, nain gariadus a falch i Anna, Alys, Llinos, Ellie Mair a Megan, hen nain Lilly May a Elsa, chwaer dyner i Margaret a ffrind ffyddlon i nifer.
Examples include Antikommunismus Feind der Menschheit, Berlin: Dietz Verlag, 1963; A.
O enredo de Finales para Aluna gira entorno do desaparecimento da escritora Rita Feind, que tem o nome indigena Sveta Aluna ou, como era conhecida nos circulos espirituais, Nimairango.
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