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  1. Lu·ci·fer
    IPA[ˈlo͞osəfər]
  2. noun

    • 1. another name for Satan

    • 2. the planet Venus when it rises in the morning.

    • 3. a match struck by rubbing it on a rough surface.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: lucifer, plural noun: lucifers

    • noun

      evening prayer:

      evening.

    • adjective

      relating to or characteristic of the planet Venus:
    • noun

      a hypothetical or fictional inhabitant of the planet Venus:
    • adjective

      beneficent or kindly.

      relating to or denoting the planets Jupiter and Venus, traditionally considered to have a favorable influence.

    • noun

      a bright planet, especially Venus, when visible in the east before sunrise.

      a club with a heavy spiked head, sometimes attached to the handle by a chain.

    • noun

      (in a coelenterate) a filament at the mouth of a nematocyst, triggering the emission of the stinging hair.

      a bristle on the leaf of a Venus flytrap, triggering the closure of the leaf around an insect.

    • adjective

      relating to the planet Venus:

      relating to the goddess Cytherea.

    • adjective

      (of an animal) feeding on insects, worms, and other invertebrates.

      (of a plant such as the Venus flytrap) able to capture and digest insects.

    • (c. 1478–1510), Italian painter; also called Giorgio Barbarelli or Giorgio da Castelfranco. He introduced the small easel picture in oils that was intended for private collectors. Notable works: The Tempest (c. 1505) and Sleeping Venus (c. 1510).
    • (1599–1660), Spanish painter, court painter to Philip IV; full name Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez. His portraits humanized the formal Spanish tradition of idealized figures. Notable works: Pope Innocent X (1650), The Toilet of Venus (known as The Rokeby Venus, c. 1651), and Las Meninas (c. 1656).
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