Definition of Lucifer in English:
- 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'.
This is a Latin word originally, meaning ‘light-bringing, morning star’, from luc- ‘light’ and -fer ‘bearing’. It was sometimes used in poetry to refer to the planet Venus appearing in the sky before sunrise. It was also used for the rebel archangel (Satan) by association with the biblical quotation ‘How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning’ (Isaiah 14:12).
Words that rhyme with Lucifercrucifer
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