Faust: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (foust), [key]
— n.
  1. c1480–c1538, German magician, alchemist, and astrologer.
  2. the chief character of a medieval legend, represented as selling his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power.
  3. (italics) a tragedy by Goethe (Part 1, 1808; Part 2, 1832).
  4. (italics) an opera (1859) by Charles Gounod.
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