- a religious service in the late afternoon or the evening.
- the sixth of the seven canonical hours, or the service for it, occurring in the late afternoon or the evening.
- Roman Catholic Church. a part of the office to be said in the evening by those in major orders, frequently made a public ceremony in the afternoons or evenings of Sundays and holy days.
- Anglican Church. evensong(def 1).
Origin of vesper
Examples from the Web for vesper
It was the song of the vesper sparrow and the white-throat in one.Birds and Poets|John Burroughs
Vesper noticed that the mention of the word Protestant at any time sent her into a transport of uneasiness.
"That is the view I have always taken of it," said Vesper, mildly.
I subsequently returned to the house of the mourners, there joining the assembly at vesper prayers.Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I|Sir Moses Montefiore
The white-headed, red-coated mail-driver, who never flagged in his admiration for Vesper, was just now talking about him.