- 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 ś&tlowdot;n
- 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.