from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An evil supernatural being; a devil.
- n. A persistently tormenting person, force, or passion: the demon of drug addiction.
- n. One who is extremely zealous, skillful, or diligent: worked away like a demon; a real demon at math.
- n. Variant of daimon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An evil spirit.
- n. A fallen angel or Satanic divinity; a false god.
- n. One’s inner spirit or genius, a daimon.
- n. A spirit or lesser divinity between men and gods.
- n. A foible; a flaw in a person’s character.
- n. Someone of remarkable or diabolical energy or ability.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A spirit, or immaterial being, holding a middle place between men and deities in pagan mythology.
- n. One's genius; a tutelary spirit or internal voice.
- n. An evil spirit; a devil.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek myth, a supernatural agent or intelligence, lower in rank than a god; a spirit holding a middle place between gods and men; one of a class of ministering spirits, sometimes regarded as including the souls of deceased persons; a genius: as, the demon or good genius of Socrates. Sometimes written daimon.
- n. An evil spirit; a devil: from the belief of the early Christian world that all the divinities of the pagans were devils.
- n. Figuratively, an atrociously wicked or cruel person; one characterized by demoniac passions or conduct.
- n. [capitalized] A certain genus of Coleoptera.
- n. In anthropology, a supernatural protector or helper. See manito and *nyarong.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cruel wicked and inhuman person
- n. someone extremely diligent or skillful
- n. an evil supernatural being
Maybe Myles understood, even if he refused to utter the word demon.
Plato tells us that this intimation, which he spoke of as his demon, never prompted him to any act, but occasionally interfered to prevent him or his friends from proceeding in any thing that would have been attended with injurious consequences.
There are times when you just have to let whatever demon is troubling you inside out and there are times to take meds that will stop the flow.
Heh, well, I don't know what a demon is suppose to look like, but viruses and bacteria eating my flesh and innards, and making me sick, sure fits the bill nicely.
Â Stalking the night as Demonic, a vigilante known for savagely slaughtering the wicked, Scott must asks himself how long he can continue living this way and if the demon is in fact real.
Â Providing him strength, the demon is only satiated when Scott kills.
Just as this happens we find out that a new demon is in Rome, and here, my friends, is where the butt-kicking fun begins.
He knows that if this demon is summoned to Earth, all of creation will be cast into eternal Hell and damnation.
“Men I hear the flesh of a winged demon is very succulent we shall eat well tonight” he laughed as him men cheered
The first notion of a grease-gathering demon is in fact post-Columbian, emerging during an uprising against the Spanish called the Singing Sickness that occurred in the period 1564-71.