Definition of Lucifer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈluːsɪfə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈluːsɪfər//
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the Devil synonym Satan Word OriginOld English, from Latin, ‘light-bringing, morning star’, from lux, luc- ‘light’ + -fer ‘bearing’. This sense is by association with the ‘son of the morning’ mentioned in the Bible (Isa. 14:12), believed by Christian interpreters to be a reference to Satan.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Lucifer