• WordNet 3.6
    • n daemon a person who is part mortal and part god
    • n daemon an evil supernatural being
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • daemon etc. See demon, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Daemon dē′mon a spirit holding a middle place between gods and men, like the dæmon or good genius of Socrates
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. dæmon—Gr. daimōn, a spirit, a genius, and later a devil. See Demon.


In literature:

My daemon appeared remote and made no responses.
"The Atlantic Monthly , Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858" by Various
If the Roman Jupiter was a Christian daemon, his existence at all events was recognised.
"Folklore as an Historical Science" by George Laurence Gomme
Suddenly the moment had come when the daemon wakes and begins to range.
"The Woman in Black" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
To one of these intertwined serpents is attached a cow-headed human daemon.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
Among the Greeks, beings called Daemons were regarded as exercising similar functions to those of the Roman genii.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
What daemon introduced this nuisance here, This troubler of our feast?
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
When the scourge of his Daemon lashed him along furiously, they stood fast at forty-five degrees.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864" by Various
This guardian voice has become known as the daemon or genius of Socrates.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The present Mrs. Daemon neither shivered nor shrank.
"How to Cook Husbands" by Elizabeth Strong Worthington
Daemon of Fire, fairest of all elements, fairest, purest, divinest, Spirit of Life and Power, that dwells never with Death!
"The Masque of the Elements" by Herman Scheffauer
For the life of the Year-Daemon, as it seems to be reflected in Tragedy, is generally a story of Pride and Punishment.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray
Hast never heard of the familiar daemon of Socrates, whispering to him superhuman wisdom?
"Renaissance Fancies and Studies" by Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
Moreover, he taught that the whole world is an insouled thing, and that it is full of daemons.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
I have known from the first that you were possessed by a god or daemon.
"The Planet Savers" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Here we have the true "spiritus familiaris," the socratic daemon!
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
And, as every man is hunted by his own daemon, vexed by his own disease, this checks all his activity.
"The Voice of Science in Nineteenth-Century Literature" by Various
Diogenes cannot even speak with approximate accuracy of Socrates's famous Daemon or Inward Monitor.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various
Then my imagination runs from Daemon to sweetheart, and I divine an analogy that evades the intellect.
"Per Amica Silentia Lunae" by William Butler Yeats
At the same time Scipio had in his nature no tinge of what the Greeks called the 'daemon' in man and we the divine spark.
"Ancient Rome" by Mary Agnes Hamilton
Nathless, despite the Daemon's chasing thong, Here, as if hoping still, the hopeless throng.
"The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P." by Edward Bulwer Lytton

In poetry:

That instant from her earthly frame
Howling the Daemon fled,
And at the side of Eberhard
The livid form fell dead.
"Donica - A Ballad" by Robert Southey
The daemon, rising from afar,
His thunders loudly roll:
And, dreadful in his blazing car,
He shakes the shrinking soul.
"The Complaint" by Thomas Gent
"Methinks the daemons of the air
Upon the turrets growl;
While down the empty winding stair
Their deep'ning murmurs roll.
"Night Scenes Of Other Times" by Joanna Baillie
I must die—and my doom is my pride;
The death that awaits me is welcome;
The daemon's last pang is defied,
But a day of deep vengeance there shall come.
"Brandreth's Soliloquy In Prison." by Samuel Bamford
Into your Soul may truculent Daemons pass
All hugger-mugger in that dun Morass,
But while the Rouge is mantling to your Cheek,
Nothing will chide you in your Looking-Glass.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
Where, Venus-like from Lethe and the abyss,
Might rise the abandoned bliss;
Where the mute Muses bide your summoning word;
Where darkling faun and daemon drowse unstirred,
Waiting the invocation of your kiss.
"Do You Forget, Enchantress?" by Clark Ashton Smith

In news:

Cynical half-daemon Orpheus is pursuing a lonely goddess who can help him free his Argonaut brother, Gryphon, from Hades.
Do-it-all Daemon Thompson has San Fernando back in championship contention .
The best-selling author on his new fairy tale collection, writerly superstitions, and what his daemon would look like.
For example, the CD-ROMs give you a (beta, but stable) Telnet daemon--something that's conspicuously absent in both NT and IIS--to let you access your resources remotely.

In science:

Information to this database is periodically updated by the CODINE execution daemons.
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The CODINE master daemon has a critical function, as the system will not operate without this daemon running.
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Should the CODINE master daemon fail to provide service, a new CODINE master host will be selected and another CODINE master daemon will automatically be started on that new host.
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The CODINE scheduler daemon is responsible for the mapping of jobs to the most suitable queues.
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Jobs are submitted to the CODINE master daemon together with a list of requested resources. A job that cannot be dispatched immediately waits in a pending queue until the CODINE scheduler daemon decides the requested resources for this job are available.
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The result of the mapping is communicated back to the CODINE master daemon to update the database.
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The CODINE master daemon notifies the CODINE execution daemon on the corresponding machine to start the job.
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The CODINE execution daemon runs on every machine in the CODINE cluster where jobs can be executed.
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It reports periodically the status of the resources on the workstation to the CODINE master daemon.
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The CODINE execution daemon is also responsible for starting and stopping the jobs.
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For each job, the CODINE execution daemon starts a subordinate shepherd process, which is responsible for running and monitoring its job.
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Cluster monitor daemons run on the load balancer to monitor the health of server nodes.
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Two heartbeat daemons run on the primary and the backup, they heartbeat the health message through heartbeat channels such as serial line and UDP periodically.
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When the heartbeat daemon on the backup cannot hear the health message from the primary in the specified time, it will use ARP spoofing to take over the virtual IP address to provide the load balancing service.
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The Bootdisk Contents file contains a list of the daemons, devices, directories, files, executable programs, libraries, and utilities that we explicitly wanted to include in the filesystem.
Computational Asteroseismology