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Demon vs. Vampire

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The main difference between Demon and Vampire is that the Demon is a paranormal, often malevolent being prevalent in religion, occultism, mythology, and folklore and Vampire is a mythological or folkloric creature (for vampires from a work of fiction see Q30061417)

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  • Demon (noun)

    An evil supernatural spirit.

  • Demon (noun)

    An evil spirit resident in or working for Hell; a devil. from 10th c.

  • Demon (noun)

    A false god or idol; a Satanic divinity. from 10th c.

  • Demon (noun)

    A very wicked or malevolent person; also in weakened sense a mischievous person, especially a child. from 16th c.

  • Demon (noun)

    A source (especially personified) of great evil or wickedness; a destructive feeling or character flaw. from 17th c.

    "The demon of stupidity haunts me whenever I open my mouth."

  • Demon (noun)

    A neutral supernatural spirit.

  • Demon (noun)

    A person's anxieties. from 19th c.

  • Demon (noun)

    A person's inner spirit or genius; a guiding or creative impulse. from 14th c.

  • Demon (noun)

    A tutelary deity or spirit intermediate between the major Olympian gods and mankind, especially a deified hero or the entity which supposedly guided Socrates, telling him what not to do. from 16th c.

  • Demon (noun)

    A spirit not considered to be inherently evil; a (non-Christian) deity or supernatural being. from 19th c.

  • Demon (noun)

    Someone with great strength, passion or skill for a particular activity, pursuit etc.; an enthusiast. from 19th c.

    "He’s a demon at the card tables."

  • Demon (noun)

    A form of patience (known as Canfield in the US). from 19th c.

  • Vampire (noun)

    A mythological undead creature said to feed on the blood of the living. from earlier 18th c.

  • Vampire (noun)

    A person with the medical condition Systemic lupus erythematosus, colloquially known as vampirism, with effects such as photosensitivity and brownish-red stained teeth.

  • Vampire (noun)

    A blood-sucking bat; vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus) from later 18th c.

  • Vampire (noun)

    A person who drains one's time, energy, money, etc.

  • Vampire (verb)

    To drain of energy or resources.

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  • Demon (noun)

    A spirit, or immaterial being, holding a middle place between men and deities in pagan mythology.

  • Demon (noun)

    One's genius; a tutelary spirit or internal voice; as, the demon of Socrates.

  • Demon (noun)

    An evil spirit; a devil.

  • Vampire (noun)

    A blood-sucking ghost; a soul of a dead person superstitiously believed to come from the grave and wander about by night sucking the blood of persons asleep, thus causing their death. This superstition was once prevalent in parts of Eastern Europe, and was especially current in Hungary about the year 1730. The vampire was often said to have the ability to transform itself into the form of a bat, as presented in the novel depicting the legend of Dracula published by Bram Stoker in 1897, which has inspired several movies.

  • Vampire (noun)

    Fig.: One who lives by preying on others; an extortioner; a bloodsucker.

  • Vampire (noun)

    Either one of two or more species of South American blood-sucking bats belonging to the genera Desmodus and Diphylla; also called vampire bat. These bats are destitute of molar teeth, but have strong, sharp cutting incisors with which they make punctured wounds from which they suck the blood of horses, cattle, and other animals, as well as man, chiefly during sleep. They have a cæcal appendage to the stomach, in which the blood with which they gorge themselves is stored.

  • Vampire (noun)

    Any one of several species of harmless tropical American bats of the genus Vampyrus, especially Vampyrus spectrum. These bats feed upon insects and fruit, but were formerly erroneously supposed to suck the blood of man and animals. Called also false vampire.

Webster Dictionary
  • Demon (noun)

    one of the evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief

  • Demon (noun)

    a cruel wicked and inhuman person

  • Demon (noun)

    someone extremely diligent or skillful;

    "he worked like a demon to finish the job on time"

    "she's a demon at math"

  • Vampire (noun)

    (folklore) a corpse that rises at night to drink the blood of the living

Princeton's WordNet

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