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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Lu·ci·fer /ˈlusəfɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lu·ci·fer n.
 1. The planet Venus, when appearing as the morning star; -- applied in Isaiah by a metaphor to a king of Babylon.
    How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground which didst weaken the nations!   --Is. xiv. 12.
    Tertullian and Gregory the Great understood this passage of Isaiah in reference to the fall of Satan; in consequence of which the name Lucifer has since been applied to Satan.   --Kitto.
 2. Hence, Satan.
 How wretched
 Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favors! . . .
 When he falls, he falls like Lucifer,
 Never to hope again.   --Shak.
 3. A match1 made of a sliver of wood tipped with a combustible substance, and ignited by friction; -- called also lucifer match, and locofoco, now most commonly referred to as a friction match. See Locofoco.
 4. Zool. A genus of free-swimming macruran Crustacea, having a slender body and long appendages.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil
           and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
           [syn: Satan, Old Nick, Devil, the Devil, Beelzebub,
            the Tempter, Prince of Darkness]
      2: lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard
         tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction;
         "he always carries matches to light his pipe" [syn: match,
          friction match]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    brilliant star, a title given to the king of Babylon (Isa.
    14:12) to denote his glory.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Lucifer, bringing light