- a bright planet seen in the western sky at or soon after sunset, especially Venus.
- any planet that rises before midnight.
Origin of evening star
First recorded in 1525–35
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Examples from the Web for evening star
But the evening-star still shines in the heavens, and will ever shine there!Goethe and Schiller
Under those trees, gazing across the ocean, in the still light of the evening-star, Odysseus wept for his far-distant home.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2)
John Addington Symonds
Hesper, the evening-star, was sometimes identified with Phosphor.The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)
Charles Mills Gayley
She has a sphere of her own, which has no more to do with our world than if she lived in the evening-star.
She remained Istar, without any feminine suffix, and it was never forgotten that she was the evening-star.Patriarchal Palestine
Archibald Henry Sayce
- a planet, usually Venus, seen just after sunset during the time that the planet is east of the sunCompare morning star
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