1. I
  1. 1〔民話などに出てくる怪物・人食い鬼〕an ogre;〔悪魔〕a devil
    • 鬼が島
    • the island of ogres
    • 鬼のような女
    • an evil woman/a devilish [demoniac] woman
    • 鬼は外,福は内
    • Out with the devil! In with good fortune!
  1. 2〔死者の魂〕
    • 護国の鬼となる
    • die for the country and become its guardian spirit
  1. II
  1. 1〔厳しく物事に打ち込む人〕
    • 仕事の鬼
    • a fiend [demon] for work
    • 彼女は嫉妬の鬼と化した
    • She was mad with jealousy.
  1. 2〔無慈悲な人〕
    • 鬼の田中には頼んでも無駄だ
    • It is no use entreating that cold-hearted Tanaka.
  1. 3〔鬼ごっこの鬼の役〕it
    • 鬼はだれ
    • Who is it?
  1. 鬼が出るか蛇が出るかGod only knows what may happen.
    • 来年のことを言うと鬼が笑う
    • ((諺)) Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.
  1. 鬼に金棒make one even stronger
    • その上英語を身につければ特派員として鬼に金棒だ
    • If he masters English in addition, he will become the perfect correspondent (to be sent abroad).
  1. 鬼の居ぬ間の洗濯((諺)) When the cat's away the mice will play.
  1. 鬼の霍乱かくらんan illness which suddenly affects a normally healthy person
    • 息子が文学賞候補になったと知って,彼女は鬼の首をとったように喜んだ
    • When she heard that her son had been nominated for a literary prize, she behaved as if she had accomplished a great feat.
  1. 鬼の目にも涙Even the hardhearted can be moved to tears.
  1. 鬼も十八,番茶も出花Any girl looks pretty when she is eighteen./She is sweet sixteen.(▼英語ではsweet sixteenという決まった言い方がある)
  1. 心を鬼にするこころ(心)
    • 鬼将軍
    • a dauntless general
    • 鬼検事の異名をとる石田氏
    • Mr. Ishida, who is nicknamed“the hardhearted prosecutor”