KJV Dictionary Definition: devil


DEVIL, n. Devl. L., to calumniate.

1. In the Christian theology, an evil spirit or being; a fallen angel, expelled from heaven for rebellion against God; the chief of the apostate angels; the implacable enemy and tempter of the human race. In the New Testament, the word is frequently and erroneously used for demon.

2. A very wicked person, and in ludicrous language, an great evil. In profane language, it is an expletive expressing wonder, vexation, &c.

3. An idol, or false god. Leviticus 17. 2 Chronicles 11.


DEVILING, n. A young devil. Not in use.


DEVILISM, n. The state of devils. Not used.


DEVILIZE, v.t. To place among devils. Not used.