evening star


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evening star

n.
A planet, especially Venus or Mercury, that is prominent near the western horizon shortly after sunset.

evening star

n
(Celestial Objects) a planet, usually Venus, seen just after sunset during the time that the planet is east of the sun. Compare morning star

eve′ning star′


n.
1. a bright planet, esp. Venus, seen in the western sky soon after sunset.
2. any planet that rises before midnight.
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Noun1.evening star - a planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western skyevening star - a planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western sky
Translations
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evening star

nstella della sera
References in classic literature ?
An evening star shining over a dark pine tree is the whitest thing in the universe--because it is LIVING whiteness--whiteness possessing a soul.
The two halted, the nearer to us standing and facing Sun- bury, the remoter being a grey indistinctness towards the evening star, away towards Staines.
This disquieting apparition was stretching out its arms toward the west, as if in supplication for the evening star, which, certainly, was an alluring object, though obviously out of reach.
In truth, I was occupied by gloomy thoughts and neither saw the descent of the evening star nor the golden sunrise reflected in the Rhine.
Proud Evening Star, In thy glory afar And dearer thy beam shall be; For joy to my heart Is the proud part Thou bearest in Heaven at night.
I know not whether the fair Rowena would have been altogether satisfied with the species of emotion with which her devoted knight had hitherto gazed on the beautiful features, and fair form, and lustrous eyes, of the lovely Rebecca; eyes whose brilliancy was shaded, and, as it were, mellowed, by the fringe of her long silken eyelashes, and which a minstrel would have compared to the evening star darting its rays through a bower of jessamine.
There was to be no rain, after all; the clouds rolled off to the horizon again, making the great purple rampart and long purple isles of that wondrous land which reveals itself to us when the sun goes down,--the land that the evening star watches over.
Higher up, in the utter clarity of the western slope, the evening star hung like a lamp suspended by silver chains--like the lamp engraved upon the title-page of old Latin texts, which is always appearing in new heavens, and waking new desires in men.
Afar in the southwest was the great shimmering, pearl-like sparkle of an evening star in a sky that was pale golden and ethereal rose over gleaming white spaces and dark glens of spruce.
One morning, when a windy golden sunrise was billowing over the gulf in waves of light, a certain weary stork flew over the bar of Four Winds Harbor on his way from the Land of Evening Stars.
Venus, the brightest planet as observed from the Earth, is known as the Morning Star or Evening Star due to its visibility during Civil Twilight.
READING Mr Graham Williams' letter (You Say, January 14) regarding his memory of the locomotive Evening Star, it took me back to early 1962.