- Old Poet. the planet Venus when it is the morning star
- Theol. Satan; specif., in Christian theology, Satan as leader of the fallen angels: he was an angel of light until he revolted against God and, with the others, was cast into hell
- an early type of friction match
Origin of LuciferMiddle English ; from Old English ; from L, morning star (in ML, Satan), literally , light-bringing ; from lux (gen. lucis), light + ferre, to bear
- Bible An angelic being who was cast from heaven as punishment for his rebellious pride. Lucifer is traditionally identified with Satan.
- The planet Venus in its appearance as the morning star. Also called Phosphorus.
- lucifer A friction match.
Origin of LuciferMiddle English, from Old English, morning star, Lucifer, from Latin L&umacron;cifer, from l&umacron;cifer, light-bringer : l&umacron;x, l&umacron;c-, light; see leuk- in Indo-European roots + -fer, -fer.
Originally a brand name for matches made by Samuel Jones from 1830, soon used generically for self-igniting matches of any brand. From lucifer (“bringer of light")
From Latin LÅ«cifer, from lÅ«x (“light") + ferÅ (“bear, carry").