from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The profoundly evil adversary of God and humanity, often identified with the leader of the fallen angels; the Devil.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The supreme evil spirit in the Abrahamic religions, who tempts humanity and rules Hell; the Devil.
- proper n. The same figure, regarded as a deity to be revered and worshipped.
- proper n. A person or animal regarded as particularly malignant, detestable or evil; used as an epithet or as a name for an animal.
- n. A demon follower of Satan (principal evil spirit); a fallen angel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The grand adversary of man; the Devil, or Prince of darkness; the chief of the fallen angels; the archfiend.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The chief evil spirit; the great adversary of man; the devil. See devil.
- n. Synonyms Apollyon. See definition of Belial.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
PS: Firefox 2.0 has a spell checker and it insists that satan not be use in place of Satan.
'In further _token_ of their subiection unto Satan in yeelding vp themselues wholy vnto his deuotion, behold yet _another ceremony_ heere vsually is performed: namely, _to let themselues bloud_ in some apparant place of the body, yeelding the same to be _sucked by Satan_, as a _sacrifice_ vnto him, and testifying thereby the full
One sign declared DWIN WITE U.S.A., a worse spelling error than the 1999 banner—my favorite—that mangled the word Satan to declare: “Down with the Great Stain!”
Until the Roman Christian era the term Satan had no sinister connotation whatsoever, and in biblical times, members of a political opposition party would have customarily been called “satans”
The term Satan signifies an adversary, and is applied to any angel sent upon an errand of punishment For example, Numbers xxii.
Thus we see, that the term Satan is in the Old Testament applied to any Angel of the Lord sent upon an errand of punishment.
Ortega "attributed the offenses to his drug and alcohol use in addition to the voice in his head, which he identified as Satan," according to court documents.
Judging by past similar affairs with people of his type, pretty soon the name "Satan" is bound to come up in this farce.
In the Book of Job, Satan is first designated by name: "Satan,"
The role of Satan is to operative a tumble by accusations: Since you cannot be perfect, sighs a follower resignedly, afterwards what is a use?
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.