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demon1 British & World English

An evil spirit or devil, especially one thought to possess a person or act as a tormentor in hell

demon2 British & World English

A police officer

demon3 British & World English

Variant spelling of daemon.

demon English Thesaurus

the demons from hell

daemon British & World English

A background process that handles requests for services such as print spooling and file transfers, and is dormant when not required

demon in daemon2 British & World English

A background process that handles requests for services such as print spooling and file transfers, and is dormant when not required

racing demon British & World English

A competitive version of the card game patience played simultaneously by a number of players

like a demon British & World English

In a very forceful, fierce, or skilful way

Maxwell's demon British & World English

A hypothetical being imagined as controlling a hole in a partition dividing a gas-filled container into two parts, and allowing only fast-moving molecules to pass in one direction, and slow-moving molecules in the other. This would result in one side of the container becoming warmer and the other colder, in violation of the second law of thermodynamics

like a demon in demon1 British & World English

In a very forceful, fierce, or skilful way


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