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English Dictionary: Lunatic by the DICT Development Group
4 results for Lunatic
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon
    Synonym(s): lunatic, moonstruck
  1. an insane person
    Synonym(s): lunatic, madman, maniac
  2. a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    Synonym(s): daredevil, madcap, hothead, swashbuckler, lunatic, harum- scarum
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Lunatic \Lu"na*tic\, a. [F. lunatique, L. lunaticus, fr. luna
      the moon. See {Lunar}.]
      1. Affected by lunacy; insane; mad.
                     Lord, have mercy on my son; for he is lunatic.
                                                                              (Matt. xvii.
      2. Of or pertaining to, or suitable for, an insane person;
            evincing lunacy; as, lunatic gibberish; a lunatic asylum.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Lunatic \Lu"na*tic\, n.
      A person affected by lunacy; an insane person, esp. one who
      has lucid intervals; a madman; a person of unsound mind.
               The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Are of
               imagination all compact.                        --Shak.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      probably the same as epileptic, the symptoms of which disease
      were supposed to be more aggravated as the moon increased. In
      Matt. 4:24 "lunatics" are distinguished from demoniacs. In 17:15
      the name "lunatic" is applied to one who is declared to have
      been possessed. (See {DAEMONIAC}.)
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