fiend: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (fēnd), [key]
— n.
  1. Satan; the devil.
  2. any evil spirit; demon.
  3. a diabolically cruel or wicked person.
  4. a person or thing that causes mischief or annoyance: Those children are little fiends.
  5. a person who is extremely addicted to some pernicious habit: an opium fiend.
  6. a person who is excessively interested in some game, sport, etc.; fan; buff: a bridge fiend.
  7. a person who is highly skilled or gifted in something: a fiend at languages.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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