Faust meaning

foustəs, fô-
A magician and alchemist in German legend who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for power and knowledge.
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A magician and alchemist of German lore who sold his soul to the Devil for knowledge and power.
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(person, proper) The hero of several medieval legends and later literary and operatic works, a philosopher who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power.
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A hamlet in Alberta, Canada.
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Origin of faust

  • German after Johann Faust (1480?–1540?), German magician and alchemist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • After Johann Georg Faust, German magician and alchemist

    From Wiktionary