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1. Bible An angelic being who was cast from heaven as punishment for his rebellious pride. Lucifer is traditionally identified with Satan.
2. The planet Venus in its appearance as the morning star. Also called Phosphorus.
3. lucifer A friction match.

[Middle English, from Old English, morning star, Lucifer, from Latin Lūcifer, from lūcifer, light-bringer : lūx, lūc-, light; see leuk- in Indo-European roots + -fer, -fer.]
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1. (Theology) the leader of the rebellion of the angels: usually identified with Satan
2. (Celestial Objects) the planet Venus when it rises as the morning star
[Old English, from Latin Lūcifer, light-bearer, from lūx light + ferre to bear]


a friction match: originally a trade name for a match manufactured in England in the 19th century
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(ˈlu sə fər)

1. a proud rebellious archangel, identified with Satan, who fell from heaven.
2. the planet Venus when appearing as the morning star.
3. (l.c.) Also called lu′cifer match`. match 1 (def. 1).
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English < Latin: morning star, literally, light-bringing =lūci-, comb. form of lūx light + -fer -fer]
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Another name for the Devil.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lucifer - (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of GodLucifer - (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"
2.Lucifer - a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern skyLucifer - a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky
major planet, planet - (astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in order of their proximity to the sun; viewed from the constellation Hercules, all the planets rotate around the sun in a counterclockwise direction
3.Lucifer - lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemicallucifer - 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"
fuzee, fusee - a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind
kitchen match - a wooden friction match that will light on any granular surface; useful to light wood or gas stoves
igniter, ignitor, lighter, light - a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?"
matchstick - a short thin stick of wood used in making matches
book matches, safety match - a paper match that strikes only on a specially prepared surface
slow match - match or fuse made to burn slowly and evenly
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[ˈluːsɪfəʳ] NLucifer
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nLuzifer m
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References in classic literature ?
What's that bunch of lucifers dodging about there for?
A man who joined his regiment at twenty and within a week challenged the most imperious and presumptuous coxcomb of a commanding officer that ever drew the breath of life through a tight waist--and got broke for it--is not the man to be walked over by all the Sir Lucifers, dead or alive, locked or unlocked.
The game is fun, full of extras and introduces a Lucifers wings to help navigate the city.
They are effectively safety boxes for vesta matches (which are also known as Lucifers).
the checks and imbalances And cameos in lucifers grotto.
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Here's her recipe for Lucifers Chilli Chutney salmon fishcakes.
(41) The precarious circumstances of many tract hawkers, as well as the begging techniques that accompanied some hawkers' sales efforts, caused Henry Mayhew in the mid-century to categorize them as a type of "Professional Beggar" under the subheading of "Petty Trading Beggars" and equivalent to those who sold "lucifers, bootlaces, cabbage-nets, tapes, and cottons." (42) While many hawkers like Denham would have struggled to support a family by selling religious tracts, the RTS believed that the profits from their tracts could help an impoverished or jobless person to get back on their feet and become productive members of society.
* John Walker invented the friction match before Samuel Johnson from London patented it and termed them Lucifers - which was appropriate because he was a bit of a devil for taking the credit from the Stockton man.
(2) Bellis and others note that early matches were called "lucifers."
The chimney piece presents, in addition to the mirror, (the interstices between the frame and the glass of which are, as usual, filled with cards announcing the houses upon the road which gentlemen are pleased to recommend, a sovereign and letter balance, with wax taper and improved noiseless lucifers. (67) Surviving corporate records prioritise business-related information on orders, customers, prices and market conditions, since these details were routinely recorded in sales ledgers.