Definition of Evening star

1. Noun. A planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western sky.

Exact synonyms: Hesperus, Vesper
Generic synonyms: Major Planet, Planet

Definition of Evening star

1. Noun. The planet Venus as seen in the western sky in the evening. ¹

2. Noun. Less commonly, the planet Mercury as seen in the western sky in the evening. ¹

3. Noun. A common evening primrose, ''Oenothera biennis''. ¹

4. Synonyms. Hesperus ¹

5. Synonyms. Hermes ¹

6. Antonyms. morning star or Phosphorus ¹

7. Antonyms. Apollo ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Evening Star

evening bag
evening clothes
evening dress
evening dresses
evening glove
evening gown
evening grosbeak
evening gun
evening lychnis
evening out
evening primrose
evening shift
evening shirt
evening star (current term)
evening stars
evening trumpet flower
evening wrap
evenings out

Literary usage of Evening star

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1884)
"VENUS will be morning-star till May 4, then evening-star the rest of the year. MARS will be evening-star till Feb. n, then morning-star the rest of the year ..."

2. The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1890)
"XII THE SON OF THE evening star Can it be the sun descending O'er the ... You shall hear a tale of wonder, Hear the story of Osseo, Son of the evening star, ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1821)
"THE evening star. When heaven from clouds is free, And brightly gleams the moonlight on OH sweetly shines the summer sun, Field, rock, and forest tree: But ..."

4. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"£57 To THE evening star GEM of the crimson-colour'd Even, Companion of retiring day, Why at the closing gates of heaven, Beloved Star, dost thou delay ? ..."

5. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Thomas Humphry Ward (1918)
"THE SHEPHERD TO THE evening star Star of my soul, arise; Show forth thy silver shining! For thee the sunset skies With love and ..."

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