Devil

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Devil Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a word used in exclamations of confusion; "what the devil"; "the deuce with it"; "the dickens you say"
  • one of the evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief
  • (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
  • a rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man); "he chased the young hellions out of his yard"
  • a cruel wicked and inhuman person
  • coat or stuff with a spicy paste; "devilled eggs"
  • cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell ,
  • one of the evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief ,
  • a word used in exclamations of confusion; "what the devil"; "the deuce with it"; "the dickens you say" ,
  • a rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man); "he chased the young hellions out of his yard" ,
  • a cruel wicked and inhuman person

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Devil Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


In some religions, the devil is a bad spirit that tries to create problems for people. Some people also use the words "the Devil" or "Satan" for the most powerful devil. The word "devil" comes from the Greek word "diabolos" which means "someone who tells lies to hurt you". ("Diabolos" is translated to the English word "slanderer.") The New Testament uses "diabolos" as a title for Satan, and so "The Devil" became another name for Satan in English.

In the Old Testament, there is the serpent and the shaitan, who may be two different characters. "Shaitan" in Hebrew means "adversary", an enemy or opponent. Shaitan is also the word used for the devil in the Koran, who often appears as an animal and tries to get people to do the wrong thing.

In Christianity the Devil was originally an angel in heaven called Lucifer. But he wanted to be the ruler of heaven and so he revolted against God. After a hard fight he was defeated and thrown out of heaven. Some other angels who helped him were also thrown out.



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'Devil' example sentence in quotations


* The Joker Tell me something, my friend. You ever dance with the devil by the pale moonlight - Batman

* Fear of the devil is one way of doubting God. - Kahlil Gibran

* The devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape. - William Shakespeare


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Devil Sample Sentences in News


  • Devil Curry Dream Fuels Equity Crowd-Fund Fervor
    After three years of serving Devil Curry to patrons in Kuala Lumpur, eatery co-owner Cheryl Victor plans to raise as much as 1 million ringgit ($307,000) via equity crowdfunding to spread her mother's specialty overseas. Read more on this news related to 'Devil'
  • Devil Curry Dream Fuels Equity Crowd-Fund Fervor: Southeast Asia
    After three years of serving Devil Curry to patrons in Kuala Lumpur, eatery co-owner Cheryl Victor plans to raise as much as 1 million ringgit ($307,000) via equity crowdfunding to spread her mother’s specialty overseas. Read more on this news related to 'Devil'
  • The devil is chasing me: gunman
    The Muslim gunman who killed a soldier in the Canadian capital this week had confided to a friend and fellow worshipper that he believed the devil was chasing him.But for Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a former Catholic schoolboy who later... Read more on this news related to 'Devil'

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