1 another name for Satan.
[by association with the 'son of the morning' (Isa. 14:12), believed by Christian interpreters to be a reference to Satan]
3 (lucifer) archaic A match struck by rubbing it on a rough surface.
More example sentences
- Leaning sideways and striking a lucifer against the toenails on the elephant foot umbrella stand, Dimpler thoughtfully lit his last Cuban.
- A quantity of lucifers were in his cart ignited and Jones with his horses were burnt to death.
Old English, from Latin, 'light-bringing, morning star', from lux, luc- 'light' + -fer 'bearing'.
Definition of Lucifer in:
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