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lucifer

LU'CIFER, n. [L. lux, lucis, light, and fero, to bring.]

1. The planet Venus, so called from its brightness.

2. Satan.

And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, never to hope again.



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LU'CIFER, n. [L. lux, lucis, light, and fero, to bring.]

1. The planet Venus, so called from its brightness.

2. Satan.

And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, never to hope again.

LU'CI-FER, n. [L. lux, lucis, light, and fero, to bring.]

  1. The planet Venus, so called from its brightness.
  2. Satan. And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, / Never to hope again. – Shak.

Lu"ci*fer
  1. The planet Venus, when appearing as the morning star; -- applied in Isaiah by a metaphor to a king of Babylon.

    How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning ! how art thou cut down to the ground which didst weaken the nations ! Is. xiv. 12.

    Tertullian and Gregory the Great understood this passage of Isaiah in reference to the fall of Satan; in consequence of which the name Lucifer has since been applied to Satan. Kitto.

  2. Hence, Satan.

    How wretched
    Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favors! . . .
    When he falls, he falls like Lucifer,
    Never to hope again.
    Shak.

  3. A match made of a sliver of wood tipped with a combustible substance, and ignited by friction; -- called also lucifer match, and locofoco. See Locofoco.
  4. A genus of free- swimming macruran Crustacea, having a slender body and long appendages.
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Lucifer

LU'CIFER, noun [Latin lux, lucis, light, and fero, to bring.]

1. The planet Venus, so called from its brightness.

2. Satan.

And when he falls, he falls like lucifer never to hope again.

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