Satan


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Sa·tan

 (sāt′n)
n.
In Abrahamic religions, a powerful spiritual being, the tempter and persecutor of humanity, sometimes considered as an angel who rebelled against God and became the Devil.

[Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin Satān, from Greek Satanas, Satān, from Hebrew śāṭān, devil, adversary, from śāṭan, to accuse, act as adversary; see śṭn in Semitic roots.]

Satan

(ˈseɪtən)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the devil, adversary of God, and tempter of mankind: sometimes identified with Lucifer (Luke 4:5–8)
[Old English, from Late Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew: plotter, from sātan to plot against]

Sa•tan

(ˈseɪt n)

n.
the chief evil spirit and adversary of God and humanity; the devil.
[before 900; < Late Latin < Greek Satân, Satán < Hebrew śātān adversary]

Satan


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Another name for the Devil.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Satan - (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of GodSatan - (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"

Satan

noun The Devil, Lucifer, Prince of Darkness, Lord of the Flies, Mephistopheles, Beelzebub, Old Nick (informal), The Evil One, Apollyon, Old Scratch (informal) the schemes of Satan
Related words
fear Satanophobia
Translations
شَيْطان، إبْليس
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sátán
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sātans
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Satan

[ˈseɪtn] NSatanás m

Satan

[ˈseɪtən] nSatan m

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Satan

(ˈseitən) noun
the Devil; the spirit of evil.
satanic (səˈtӕnik) , ((American) sei-) adjective
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The days kept getting longer and longer, the weather was unusually variable and so were tempers, and unsettled feeling possessed everyone, and Satan found plenty of mischief for the idle hands to do.
And the very spirit of Satan seemed suddenly to take hold of him in his dealings with the slaves.
Round went the busily revolving machinery, kept in motion by the scissor-grinder's foot, and wore away the hard steel against the hard stone, whence issued an intense and spiteful prolongation of a hiss as fierce as those emitted by Satan and his compeers in Pandemonium, though squeezed into smaller compass.
Verily, the woman hath been like a possessed one; and there lacks little that I should take in hand, to drive Satan out of her with stripes.
All these, however, were mere terrors of the night, phantoms of the mind that walk in darkness; and though he had seen many spectres in his time, and been more than once beset by Satan in divers shapes, in his lonely perambulations, yet daylight put an end to all these evils; and he would have passed a pleasant life of it, in despite of the Devil and all his works, if his path had not been crossed by a being that causes more perplexity to mortal man than ghosts, goblins, and the whole race of witches put together, and that was--a woman.
So in dreams, have I seen majestic Satan thrusting forth his tormented colossal claw from the flame Baltic of Hell.
Watts asserts to be a personal habit of Satan when people have idle hands, she proceeded to knit most energetically, shutting her lips together in a way that said, as plain as words could, "You needn't try to make me speak.
I was most curious to see her; as curious as I could have been to see Satan.
Back of those men's time the English are just simply foreigners, nothing more, nothing less; they talk Danish, German, Norman French, and sometimes a mixture of all three; back of THEM, they talk Latin, and ancient British, Irish, and Gaelic; and then back of these come billions and billions of pure savages that talk a gibberish that Satan himself couldn't understand.
He s'lect out anybody dat suit Him, en put another one in his place, and make de fust one happy forever en leave t' other one to burn wid Satan.
And when he had finished and still stood alive and whole, their wavering impulse to break their oath and save the poor betrayed prisoner's life faded and vanished away, for plainly this miscreant had sold himself to Satan and it would be fatal to meddle with the property of such a power as that.
John's long hair that waved; and anon the devilish face of Judas, that grew out of the panel, and seemed gathering life and threatening a revelation of the arch-traitor--of Satan himself--in his subordinate's form.