define.com: Internet Policy Discussion with Useful Examples

Fiend

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

fiend \fiend\ (f[=e]nd), noun [OE. fend, find, fiend, feond, fiend, foe, AS. fe['o]nd; akin to OS. f[imac]ond, D. vijand enemy, OHG. f[imac]ant, G. feind, Icel. fj[=a]nd, Sw. & Dan. fiende, Goth. fijands; orig. p. pr. of a verb meaning to hate, AS. fe['o]n, fe['o]gan, OHG. f[imac]?n, Goth. fijan, Skr. p[imac]y to scorn; prob. akin to E. feud a quarrel. [root]81. Cf. {Foe}, {Friend}.] An implacable or malicious foe; one who is diabolically wicked or cruel; an infernal being; -- applied specifically to the devil or a demon.

Into this wild abyss the wary fiend Stood on the brink of Hell and looked a while. --Milton.

O woman! woman! when to ill thy mind Is bent, all hell contains no fouler fiend. --Pope.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

fiend

noun

1: a cruel wicked and inhuman person [syn: {monster}, {fiend}, {devil}, {demon}, {ogre}]

2: an evil supernatural being [syn: {devil}, {fiend}, {demon}, {daemon}, {daimon}]

3: a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause); "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject"--Winston Churchill [syn: {fanatic}, {fiend}]


The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, privacy, social and ecological responsibility and positive humanitarian ethics and values. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.

In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign

I don't want Uncle Sam having my SIM Card PRIVATE keys.

SIM Card
Golden Key

Monday, March 2, 2015 1:00:27 AM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

DEFINE.COM_Fiend_2015-03-02_01-00-27_54-166-105-24