- Satan is the Devil.
Lucifer is an example of Satan.
Satan definition by Webster's New World
- Judaism any of various celestial beings functioning as accuser or critic of humanity
- Christian Theol. the great enemy of humankind and of goodness; the Devil: usually identified with Lucifer, the chief of the fallen angels
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin ; from Ecclesiastical Greek ; from Classical Hebrew (language) satan, adversary, probably ; from śṭn, to be adverse, plot against
Satan definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin Satān, from Greek Satanas, Satān, from Hebrew śāṭān, devil, adversary, from śāṭan, to accuse, act as adversary; see śṭn in Semitic roots.
satan - Computer Definition
(Security Administrator Tool for Analyzing Networks) A utility that analyzes security vulnerabilities on the Internet. In April 1995, it was placed onto the Net as freeware by computer security specialist Dan Farmer. For more information, visit www.porcupine.org/satan.
Satan - Cultural Definition
The devil. In the Bible (see also Bible), Satan is identified with the tempter who encourages the fall of Adam and Eve; he is the accuser who torments Job in the hope that he will curse God; the one who offers Jesus all the kingdoms of the world if Jesus will worship him (see Get thee behind me, Satan); and the evil one who puts betrayal in the heart of Judas. Satan will one day be confined in hell, but until then he is free to roam the Earth.
- Satan is the power of darkness opposed to the light of Christ; he is thus sometimes referred to as the Prince of Darkness.
- Satan has been depicted in many ways: as a man with horns, goat hooves, a pointed tail, a pointed beard, and a pitchfork; as a dragon; and sometimes as an angel with large batlike wings.