What does the word lucifer mean?

Usage examples for lucifer

  1. Dear friends, think you of the saying of Boccalini: 'When the prince leads the life of Lucifer, what wonder that the subjects become devils! – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  2. I counted fragments of five tragedies, the titles of which were " The Stern Philosopher," " The Double," " The Sacrilegious Traitor," " The Fall of Lucifer," and " The Last Day." – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  3. No, Faustus, curse thyself, curse Lucifer That hath deprived thee of the joys of heaven. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker