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 for Lucifer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lucifer \Lu"ci*fer\, n. [L., bringing light, n., the morning
     star, fr. lux, lucis, light + ferre to bring.]
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     1. The planet Venus, when appearing as the morning star; --
        applied in Isaiah by a metaphor to a king of Babylon.
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              How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of
              the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground
              which didst weaken the nations!       --Is. xiv. 12.
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              Tertullian and Gregory the Great understood this
              passage of Isaiah in reference to the fall of Satan;
              in consequence of which the name Lucifer has since
              been applied to Satan.                --Kitto.
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     2. Hence, Satan.
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              How wretched
              Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favors! . .
              When he falls, he falls like Lucifer,
              Never to hope again.                  --Shak.
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     3. A match[1] made of a sliver of wood tipped with a
        combustible substance, and ignited by friction; -- called
        also lucifer match, and locofoco, now most commonly
        referred to as a friction match. See Locofoco.
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     4. (Zool.) A genus of free-swimming macruran Crustacea,
        having a slender body and long appendages.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Venus \Ve"nus\ (v[=e]"n[u^]s), n. [L. Venus, -eris, the goddess
     of love, the planet Venus.]
     1. (Class. Myth.) The goddess of beauty and love, that is,
        beauty or love deified.
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     2. (Anat.) One of the planets, the second in order from the
        sun, its orbit lying between that of Mercury and that of
        the Earth, at a mean distance from the sun of about
        67,000,000 miles. Its diameter is 7,700 miles, and its
        sidereal period 224.7 days. As the morning star, it was
        called by the ancients Lucifer; as the evening star,
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     3. (Alchem.) The metal copper; -- probably so designated from
        the ancient use of the metal in making mirrors, a mirror
        being still the astronomical symbol of the planet Venus.
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     4. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve
        shells of the genus Venus or family Veneridae. Many of
        these shells are large, and ornamented with beautiful
        frills; others are smooth, glossy, and handsomely colored.
        Some of the larger species, as the round clam, or quahog,
        are valued for food.
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     Venus's basin (Bot.), the wild teasel; -- so called because
        the connate leaf bases form a kind of receptacle for
        water, which was formerly gathered for use in the toilet.
        Also called Venus's bath.
     Venus's basket (Zool.), an elegant, cornucopia-shaped,
        hexactinellid sponge ({Euplectella speciosa) native of
        the East Indies. It consists of glassy, transparent,
        siliceous fibers interwoven and soldered together so as to
        form a firm network, and has long, slender, divergent
        anchoring fibers at the base by means of which it stands
        erect in the soft mud at the bottom of the sea. Called
        also Venus's flower basket, and Venus's purse.
     Venus's comb.
        (a) (Bot.) Same as Lady's comb.
        Murex+({Murex+tenuispinus">(b) (Zool.) A species of Murex ({Murex tenuispinus). It
            has a long, tubular canal, with a row of long, slender
            spines along both of its borders, and rows of similar
            spines covering the body of the shell. Called also
            Venus's shell.
     Venus's fan (Zool.), a common reticulated, fanshaped
        gorgonia ({Gorgonia flabellum) native of Florida and the
        West Indies. When fresh the color is purple or yellow, or
        a mixture of the two.
     Venus's flytrap. (Bot.) See Flytrap, 2.
     Venus's girdle (Zool.), a long, flat, ribbonlike, very
        delicate, transparent and iridescent ctenophore ({Cestum
        Veneris) which swims in the open sea. Its form is due to
        the enormous development of two spheromeres. See Illust.
        in Appendix.
     Venus's hair (Bot.), a delicate and graceful fern
        ({Adiantum Capillus-Veneris) having a slender, black and
        shining stem and branches.
     Venus's hair stone (Min.), quartz penetrated by acicular
        crystals of rutile.
     Venus's looking-glass (Bot.), an annual plant of the genus
        Specularia allied to the bellflower; -- also called
        lady's looking-glass.
     Venus's navelwort (Bot.), any one of several species of
        Omphalodes, low boraginaceous herbs with small blue or
        white flowers.
     Venus's pride (Bot.), an old name for Quaker ladies. See
        under Quaker.
     Venus's purse. (Zool.) Same as Venus's basket, above.
     Venus's shell. (Zool.)
        (a) Any species of Cypraea; a cowrie.
        (b) Same as Venus's comb, above.
        (c) Same as Venus, 4.
     Venus's slipper.
        (a) (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Cypripedium. See
            Lady's slipper.
        (b) (Zool.) Any heteropod shell of the genus Carinaria.
            See Carinaria.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of
           evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of
           Hell [syn: Satan, Old Nick, Devil, Lucifer,
           Beelzebub, the Tempter, Prince of Darkness]
      2: a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the
         eastern sky [syn: morning star, daystar, Phosphorus,
      3: lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard
         tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction; "he
         always carries matches to light his pipe"; "as long you've a
         lucifer to light your fag" [syn: match, lucifer,
         friction match]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  54 Moby Thesaurus words for "Lucifer":
     Aldebaran, Apollyon, Beelzebub, Canicula, Dog Star, Hesper,
     Hesperus, His Satanic Majesty, North Star, Old Nick, Old Scratch,
     Phosphor, Phosphorus, Polaris, Satan, Satanas, Sirius, Venus,
     Vesper, celestial body, comet, daystar, devil, diablo,
     evening star, fiend, fixed stars, heavenly body, living sapphires,
     lodestar, morning star, orb, polar star, polestar, serpent, sphere,
     starry host, stars, the Adversary, the Arch-fiend,
     the Common Enemy, the Demon, the Devil, the Devil Incarnate,
     the Evil One, the Evil Spirit, the Fiend, the Foul Fiend,
     the Old Enemy, the Old Serpent, the Tempter, the Wicked One,
     the archenemy, the serpent

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     brilliant star, a title given to the king of Babylon (Isa.
     14:12) to denote his glory.

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Lucifer, bringing light

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