n.1.The Evil One; Satan, represented as the tempter and spiritual of mankind.
[Jesus] being forty days tempted of the devil.
- Luke iv. 2.
2.An evil spirit; a demon.
A dumb man possessed with a devil.
- Matt. ix. 32.
3.A very wicked person; hence, any great evil.
Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?
- John vi. 70.
4.An expletive of surprise, vexation, or emphasis, or, ironically, of negation.
The devil a puritan that he is, . . . but a timepleaser.
- Shak.
5.(Cookery) A dish, as a bone with the meat, broiled and excessively peppered; a grill with Cayenne pepper.
6.(Manuf.) A machine for tearing or cutting rags, cotton, etc.
Blue devils
See under Blue.
Cartesian devil
See under Cartesian.
Devil bird
(Zool.) one of two or more South African drongo shrikes (Edolius retifer, and Edolius remifer), believed by the natives to be connected with sorcery.
Devil may care
reckless, defiant of authority; - used adjectively.
Devil's apron
(Bot.) the large kelp (Laminaria saccharina, and Laminaria longicruris) of the Atlantic ocean, having a blackish, leathery expansion, shaped somewhat like an apron.
- Longfellow.
Devil's coachhorse
a - (Zool.) The black rove beetle (Ocypus olens).
b - A large, predacious, hemipterous insect (Prionotus cristatus); the wheel bug.
Devil's darning-needle
(Zool.) See under Darn, v. t.
Devil's fingers
(Zool.) the common British starfish (Asterias rubens); - also applied to a sponge with stout branches.
Devil's riding-horse
(Zool.) the American mantis (Mantis Carolina).
The Devil's tattoo
a drumming with the fingers or feet.
Devil worship
worship of the power of evil; - still practiced by barbarians who believe that the good and evil forces of nature are of equal power.
- F. Hardman (Blackw. Mag.).
Printer's devil
the youngest apprentice in a printing office, who runs on errands, does dirty work (as washing the ink rollers and sweeping), etc.
Tasmanian devil
(Zool.) a very savage carnivorous marsupial of Tasmania (Dasyurus ursinus syn. Diabolus ursinus).
- Macaulay.
To play devil with
to molest extremely; to ruin.
v. t.1.To make like a devil; to invest with the character of a devil.
2.To grill with Cayenne pepper; to season highly in cooking, as with pepper.
A deviled leg of turkey.
- W. Irving.
Noun1.DevilDevil - (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
2.devil - one of the evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief
Synonyms: daemon, daimon, demon, fiend
3.devil - a word used in exclamations of confusion; "what the devil"; "the deuce with it"; "the dickens you say"
Synonyms: dickens, deuce
4.devil - a rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man); "he chased the young hellions out of his yard"
Synonyms: hellion, heller
5.Devildevil - a cruel wicked and inhuman person
Synonyms: fiend, ogre, demon, monster
Verb1.devil - 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"
2.devil - coat or stuff with a spicy paste; "devilled eggs"
To see the devil in your dream, signifies negative aspects of yourself. It may also indicate feelings of guilt that you have been harbouring. It is time to release these feelings. Alternatively, the devil may represent intelligence, cunningness, deception, and cleverness. To dream that you fought off the devil, symbolizes that you will succeed in defeating your enemies. To dream that the devil talks to you, signifies that you will find some temptations hard to resist even though you know it is not in your best interest. To dream that you and the devils were in friendly terms, suggests that you may be seduced and tempted into doing something you do not want to do. You may be dealing with issues of morality.Abaddon, Apollyon, Baba Yaga, Beelzebub, Belial, Bowery bum, Lilith, Linotyper, Lucifer, Mafioso, Mephistopheles, Old Nick, Old Scratch, Satan, Succubus, Xanthippe, Young Turk, adventurer, adventuress, adversary, afreet, aggravate, annoy, antagonist, ape-man, apprentice printer, archenemy, bad boy, badger, bait, bake, barbarian, barbecue, barghest, baste, be at, beachcomber, beast, bedevil, beggar, beggarly fellow, beldam, berserk, berserker, beset, bitter enemy, blackguard, blanch, blighter, bloke, boil, bomber, booger, bother, braise, bravo, brazenface, brew, bristle, broil, brown, brown off, brute, bucko, budmash, buffoon, bug, bugger, bully, bullyboy, bullyrag, bum, bummer, burn up, cacodemon, caitiff, chap, chivy, coddle, compositor, con artist, con man, confidence man, confoundedly, cook, crone, curry, cutthroat, cutup, daeva, daredevil, demon, derelict, desperado, deuce, deucedly, devil incarnate, diablo, discompose, distemper, disturb, do, do to perfection, dog, dragon, drifter, drunkard, dust storm, dybbuk, electrotyper, elf, enemy, enfant terrible, evil genius, evil spirit, exasperate, exceedingly, excessively, exercise, extremely, fash, fellow, fiend, fiend from hell, fire, fire-eater, firebrand, foe, foeman, fox, fricassee, frizz, frizzle, fry, funmaker, fury, genie, genius, get, ghoul, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, goon, gorilla, griddle, grill, gripe, gunman, gunsel, guy, gyre, hag, harass, hardnose, harmattan, harpy, harry, harum-scarum, heat, heckle, hector, hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhound, hellion, hellkite, hobo, holy terror, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, hothead, hotspur, hound, human wreck, imp, in hell, in the world, incendiary, incubus, irk, jinni, jinniyeh, joker, jokester, keyboarder, khamsin, killer, knave, lamia, limb, little devil, little monkey, little rascal, lowlife, mad dog, madbrain, madcap, makeup man, mauvais sujet, mean wretch, miff, minx, mischief, mischief-maker, molest, monster, mucker, mugger, nag, needle, nettle, no-good, nudzh, ogre, ogress, open enemy, operator, oven-bake, pan, pan-broil, parboil, pauvre diable, peesash, peeve, persecute, person, pester, pick on, pilgarlic, pique, pixie, plague, pluck the beard, poach, poor creature, poor devil, pother, practical joker, prankster, precious rascal, prepare, prepare food, pressman, printer, proofer, provoke, public enemy, puck, rake, rakehell, rakshasa, rantipole, rapist, rapscallion, rascal, revolutionary, ride, rile, roast, rogue, roil, rough, rowdy, ruffian, ruffle, sad case, sad sack, samiel, sandstorm, satan, saute, savage, scalawag, scallop, scamp, scapegrace, scoundrel, sear, serpent, shaitan, she-wolf, shedu, shirr, shrew, shyster, simmer, simoom, sirocco, skid-row bum, sly dog, slyboots, smoothie, sneak, sod, spalpeen, speedily, spitfire, steam, stereotyper, stew, stiff, stir-fry, stoneman, succubus, sundowner, swagman, sworn enemy, tease, termagant, terror, terrorist, the undead, thug, tiger, tigress, toast, torment, tough, tough guy, tramp, trickster, truant, try the patience, tweak the nose, typesetter, typographer, ugly customer, unfortunate, vag, vagabond, vagrant, vampire, vaurien, vex, villain, violent, violently, virago, vixen, wag, wastrel, werewolf, wild beast, wild man, witch, wolf, worry, worthless fellow, wretch, yogini
Translate Devil to Spanish, Translate Devil to German, Translate Devil to French
device characteristic
Device Control
Device Control 1
Device Control 2
Device Control 3
Device Control 4
device driver
device independent bitmap
-- Devil --
Devil bird
Devil Book
devil dog
devil grass
devil lily
Devil may care
devil nettle
devil ray
devil tree
Devil worship
devil worshiper
devil's advocate
devil's apples
Devil's apron
devil's cigar
devil's claw
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home - Privacy Policy