Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The Devil; Satan.
  • noun An evil spirit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun colloq., colloq. An evil spirit; the evil one; the devil.
  • noun colloq. One of bad disposition; a fiend.
  • noun (Meteor.), India A dust storm.

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  • noun An evil djinn of Arab mythology, Satan, devil

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  • noun (Islam) a rebellious jinni who leads men astray

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Arabic šayṭān, from Ge'ez śayṭān, from Aramaic sāṭānā, from Hebrew śāṭān; see śṭn in Semitic roots.]

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From Arabic شيطان (shayTān) (Satan, devil)

Examples

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  • FreeRice.com says it means "demon."

    January 11, 2008