evening star

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noun
  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

1
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

noun
  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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