- 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
- [l-] 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 Lūcifer from lūcifer light-bringer lūx lūc- 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").