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