- 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 of SatanMiddle English ; from Old English ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin ; from Ecclesiastical Greek ; from Classical Hebrew (language) sa?an, adversary, probably ; from ??n, to be adverse, plot against
Origin of SatanMiddle English, from Old English, from Late Latin Satān, from Greek Satanas, Satān, from Hebrew śā&tlowdot;ān, devil, adversary, from śā&tlowdot;an, to accuse, act as adversary; see ś&tlowdot;n in Semitic roots.
- Alternative form of Satan (especially in the sense "a demon follower of Satan; a fallen angel").
- Obsolete form of satin.
- (religion) The supreme evil spirit in the Abrahamic religions, who tempts humanity and rules Hell; the Devil.
- Many LaVeyans reject the notion that Satan is bad.
- (religion, Theistic Satanism) The same figure, regarded as a deity to be revered and worshipped.
- I have revered Satan ever since I became a Satanist.
- A person or animal regarded as particularly malignant, detestable or evil; used as an epithet or as a name for an animal.
- (countable) A demon follower of Satan (principal evil spirit); a fallen angel.
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.