1. [syn: Satan, Old Nick, Devil, Lucifer, Beelzebub, the Tempter, Prince of Darkness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Satan \Sa"tan\ (s[=a]"tan, s[a^]t"an obs ), n. [Heb. s[=a]t[=a]n
an adversary, fr. s[=a]tan to be adverse, to persecute: cf.
Gr. Sata^n, Satana^s, L. Satan, Satanas.]
The grand adversary of man; the Devil, or Prince of darkness;
the chief of the fallen angels; the archfiend.
I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. --Luke x.
[1913 Webster] Satanic
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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
79 Moby Thesaurus words for "Satan":
Aides, Aidoneus, Ananias, Apollyon, Baron Munchausen, Beelzebub,
Cerberus, Charon, Cora, Despoina, Dis, Dis pater, Erebus,
Father of Lies, Hades, Hel, His Satanic Majesty, Kore, Loki,
Lucifer, Mephistopheles, Minos, Old Nick, Old Scratch, Orcus,
Osiris, Persephassa, Persephone, Pluto, Proserpina, Proserpine,
Rhadamanthus, Satanas, Sir John Mandeville, consummate liar, deuce,
devil-god, diablo, dirty liar, equivocator, fabricator, fabulist,
fallen angel, false witness, falsifier, fibber, fibster, fiend,
habitual liar, liar, mythomaniac, palterer, pathological liar,
perjurer, prevaricator, pseudologist, pseudologue, serpent,
spinner of yarns, storyteller, 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, viper, yarn spinner, yarner
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):
Security Administrator Tool for Analyzing Networks (Internet)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
Security Administrator's Integrated Network Tool
(SAINT, originally "Security
Administrator Tool for Analyzing Networks", SATAN) A tool
written by Dan Farmer and Wietse Venema which remotely probes
systems via the network and stores its findings in a
database. The results can be viewed with an web browser.
SAINT requires Perl 5.000 or better.
In its simplest mode, SAINT gathers as much information about
remote hosts and networks as possible by examining such
network services as finger, NFS, NIS, FTP, TFTP,
rexd, and other services. The information gathered includes
the presence of various network information services as well
as potential security flaws - usually in the form of
incorrectly setup or configured network services, well-known
bugs in system or network utilities, or poor or ignorant
policy decisions. It can then either report on this data or
use a simple rule-based system to investigate any potential
security problems. Users can then examine, query, and analyze
the output with a web browser. While the program is
primarily geared toward analysing the security implications
of the results, a great deal of general network information
can be gained when using the tool - network topology, network
services running, and types of hardware and software being
used on the network.
SAINT can also be used in exploratory mode. Based on the
initial data collection and a user configurable ruleset, it
will examine the avenues of trust and dependency and iterate
further data collection runs over secondary hosts. This not
only allows the user to analyse his own network, but also to
examine the real implications inherent in network trust and
services and help them make reasonably educated decisions
about the security level of the systems involved.
Old SATAN page (http://fish.com/satan/).
Mailing list (http://wwdsi.com/saint/list_server.html).
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
adversary; accuser. When used as a proper name, the Hebrew word
so rendered has the article "the adversary" (Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7).
In the New Testament it is used as interchangeable with
Diabolos, or the devil, and is so used more than thirty times.
He is also called "the dragon," "the old serpent" (Rev. 12:9;
20:2); "the prince of this world" (John 12:31; 14:30); "the
prince of the power of the air" (Eph. 2:2); "the god of this
world" (2 Cor. 4:4); "the spirit that now worketh in the
children of disobedience" (Eph. 2:2). The distinct personality
of Satan and his activity among men are thus obviously
recognized. He tempted our Lord in the wilderness (Matt.
4:1-11). He is "Beelzebub, the prince of the devils" (12:24). He
is "the constant enemy of God, of Christ, of the divine kingdom,
of the followers of Christ, and of all truth; full of falsehood
and all malice, and exciting and seducing to evil in every
possible way." His power is very great in the world. He is a
"roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Pet. 5:8). Men are
said to be "taken captive by him" (2 Tim. 2:26). Christians are
warned against his "devices" (2 Cor. 2:11), and called on to
"resist" him (James 4:7). Christ redeems his people from "him
that had the power of death, that is, the devil" (Heb. 2:14).
Satan has the "power of death," not as lord, but simply as
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's):
Satan, contrary; adversary; enemy; accuser
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
SATAN, n. One of the Creator's lamentable mistakes, repented in
sashcloth and axes. Being instated as an archangel, Satan made
himself multifariously objectionable and was finally expelled from
Heaven. Halfway in his descent he paused, bent his head in thought a
moment and at last went back. "There is one favor that I should like
to ask," said he.
"Man, I understand, is about to be created. He will need laws."
"What, wretch! you his appointed adversary, charged from the dawn
of eternity with hatred of his soul -- you ask for the right to make
"Pardon; what I have to ask is that he be permitted to make them
It was so ordered.