- 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).
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At another time she took from Bouvard twenty sous, which she placed at vesper-time in the sacristans collecting-plate.Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2|Gustave Flaubert
Like the meadowlark again, the vesper sparrow occasionally sings as it soars upward from its grassy home.Bird Neighbors|Neltje Blanchan
Its habit of singing later in the evening gave it the name of “Vesper.”Western Bird Guide|Chester A. (Chester Albert) Reed, Harry F. Harvey, and Rex I. Brasher
His attention was constantly interrupted by the little flutter of color made more distinct by a vesper before the photograph.John Ermine of the Yellowstone|Frederic Remington
Would you could have heard that vesper hymn stealing hirsute through the mellow evening-air!