Canon vs Demon - What's the difference?

canon | demon |

As nouns the difference between canon and demon

is that canon is while demon is demon.



(wikipedia canon)


(en noun)
  • A generally accepted principle; a rule.
  • The trial must proceed according to the canons of law.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His canon 'gainst self-slaughter.
  • (literary) A group of literary works that are generally accepted as representing a field.
  • (turn into real quote) "the durable canon of American short fiction" — William Styron
  • The works of a writer that have been accepted as authentic.
  • the entire Shakespeare canon
  • A eucharistic prayer, particularly the Roman Canon.
  • A religious law or body of law decreed by the church.
  • We must proceed according to canon law.
  • A catalogue of saints acknowledged and canonized in the Roman Catholic Church.
  • In monasteries, a book containing the rules of a religious order.
  • A member of a cathedral chapter; one who possesses a prebend in a cathedral or collegiate church.
  • A piece of music in which the same melody is played by different voices, but beginning at different times; a round.
  • Pachelbel’s ''Canon'' has become very popular.
  • (fandom) Those sources, especially including literary works, which are generally considered authoritative regarding a given fictional universe.
  • A spin-off book series revealed the aliens to be originally from Earth, but it's not canon .
  • (cookery) A rolled and filleted loin of meat.
  • a canon of beef or lamb
  • (printing) The largest size of type with a specific name, formerly used for printing the canons of the church.
  • (senseid)The part of a bell by which it is suspended; the ear or shank of a bell.
  • (Knight)
  • (billiards) A carom.
  • Derived terms

    * canon law * canonic * canonicity * canonical * canonise, canonize * canonisation, canonization * canonist * deuterocanonical * noncanonical


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    (wikipedia demon)

    Alternative forms

    * daemon, (typically only used today for the sense of 'a Greek or Roman godling' ) * daimon (''typically only used in the sense of 'inner spirit' or 'personal guardian')


    (en noun)
  • An evil spirit.
  • A fallen angel or Satanic divinity; a false god.
  • One’s inner spirit or genius, a daimon.
  • (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) A genius, a lar, the protective spirit or godling of a place, household, or individual.
  • A foible; a flaw in a person’s character.
  • The demon of stupidity haunts me whenever I open my mouth.
  • Someone of remarkable or diabolical energy or ability.
  • He’s a demon at the card tables.
  • (figurative) Anything with malevolent effects.
  • the demon drink

    Usage notes

    The original Greek and Roman meanings often employ synonyms or the variant spellings daimon' or ' daemon to differentiate them from the more common ecclesiastical sense.


    * See also

    See also

    * imp * succubus * vampire * angel * hell * possession * possessed * dragon * werewolf * devil * larva ----