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The planet Venus in its appearance as the evening star.

[Middle English, from Latin, from Greek hesperos; see Hesperian.]


(Astronomy) an evening star, esp Venus
[from Latin, from Greek Hesperos, from hesperos western]


(ˈhɛs pər əs)

an evening star, esp. Venus.
[1350–1400; < Latin < Greek hésperos evening, western; akin to west, Latin vesper vesper]
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Noun1.Hesperus - a planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western skyHesperus - a planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western sky
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Early astronomers may have thought they could conceive of Hesperus existing without Phosphorus.
For instance: after the account of the famous spiritual crisis of 1790, there are over six pages telling us what happens in The Invisible Lodge and Hesperus.
For generations, many schoolchildren could recite from memory large sections of "The Wreck of the Hesperus," "Paul Revere's Ride," Evangeline, The Song of Hiawatha, and other Longfellow poems.
In his Journal entry for December 17, 1839, Longfellow recorded his horror at reading an account of the wreck of a schooner named the Hesperus off Norman's Reef near Gloucester.
See Building of the Ship, The; Wreck of the Hesperus, The.
I toasted the deal with my agent and new publishers, Hesperus, at a nearby 1950s-themed bar - fitting given that The Unforgotten is set in the 1950s - and looked forward to preparing it for publication with my publishers.
Dlcyphus hesperus Knight (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae) could complete development and reproduction on mullein with or without Ephestia kuehniella Zeller (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) eggs.
brasiliensis, Eptesicus fuscus, Lasiurus borealis, Lasiurus cinereus, Nycticeius humeralis, Parastrellus hesperus, Perimyotis subflavus, Antrozous pallidus, Myotis grisescens, and Myotis velifer.
Services, programmatic modernization of ship Hesperus.
The bad news is that cotton still faces a serious threat from the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus.
An immediate interpretative problem that these metaphors pose lies in that, as we just saw, illusions of possibility (such as the possibility that Hesperus is not Phosphorus, that I originated in different gametes than those of my parents, or that this table originated in a different piece of wood than it actually has) play a crucial role in Naming and Necessity, which is to say that modal claims must have a certain objectivity according to the work; how does this square with the "stipulation, not discovery" image?
He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Auburn, the Hesperus Lodge of Masons in Bergen, NY, the Disabled American Veterans, a life member of the South Byron Fire Department, and the Gillam Grant Senior Center in Bergen, NY, where he enjoyed preparing meals for the seniors; he was an avid golfer and bowler.