evening star

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  1. a bright planet seen in the western sky at or soon after sunset, especially Venus.

  2. any planet that rises before midnight.

Origin of evening star

First recorded in 1525–35

Words Nearby evening star

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How to use evening star in a sentence

  • The two knights clashed together on the bridge and Gareth brought the Evening-star groveling in a minute to his feet on his knees.

    Tales from Tennyson | Molly K. Bellew
  • Before the rising of the sun, it is called the morning-star, and after the setting, the evening-star.

    Cicero's Tusculan Disputations | Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • 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
  • But the evening-star still shines in the heavens, and will ever shine there!

    Goethe and Schiller | L. Mhlbach

British Dictionary definitions for evening star

evening star

  1. a planet, usually Venus, seen just after sunset during the time that the planet is east of the sun: Compare morning star

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