morning star


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morning star

n.
A planet, especially Venus, visible in the east just before or at sunrise.

morning star

n
(Celestial Objects) a planet, usually Venus, seen just before sunrise during the time that the planet is west of the sun. Also called: daystar Compare evening star

morn′ing star′


n.
a bright planet, esp. Venus, seen in the E immediately before sunrise.
[1525–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.morning star - a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern skymorning star - a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky
major planet, planet - (astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in order of their proximity to the sun; viewed from the constellation Hercules, all the planets rotate around the sun in a counterclockwise direction
Translations
jitřenkakropáčmorgenštern
morgenstjerne
aamutähtipiikkinuija
gwiazda porannamorgensternmorgensztern
buzdovan
јутарње звезде
morgonstjärna

morning star

nstella del mattino
References in classic literature ?
Certainly, we couldn't find a prettier place; but it's a long way," I replied, looking up at the sky, all roses and pearls,--"a long way from the Morning Star to the Moon.
so she took herself away in a hurry and came to the stars, and the stars were friendly and kind to her, and each star sat upon his own little stool; but the morning star rose up and gave her a little piece of wood, and said, 'If you have not this little piece of wood, you cannot unlock the castle that stands on the glass-mountain, and there your brothers live.
And looking across space with instruments, and intelligences such as we have scarcely dreamed of, they see, at its nearest distance only 35,000,000 of miles sunward of them, a morning star of hope, our own warmer planet, green with vegetation and grey with water, with a cloudy atmosphere eloquent of fertility, with glimpses through its drifting cloud wisps of broad stretches of populous country and narrow, navy-crowded seas.
In his hand they placed a lance, on which he leant to keep himself from falling, and as soon as they had him thus fixed they bade him march forward and lead them on and give them all courage; for with him for their guide and lamp and morning star, they were sure to bring their business to a successful issue.
All night long he watches the stars, and when the morning star shines he utters one cry of joy, and then he is silent.
So spake our Morning Star, then in his rise, And, looking round, on every side beheld A pathless desert, dusk with horrid shades.
neither darkness nor shadow of death; only such a bright fading as when the morning star fades in the golden dawn.
When that high spirit, that morning star of evil, fell from heaven, it was as a rebel that he fell.
But she had never imagined one who would be happy and greet her with the shout of the morning star.
All day the fire-steed flies over the country, stopping only that his master may rest, and I am awakened by his tramp and defiant snort at midnight, when in some remote glen in the woods he fronts the elements incased in ice and snow; and he will reach his stall only with the morning star, to start once more on his travels without rest or slumber.
Among others, to show the whimsicality of their deadly seriousness, may be mentioned the following: The Bleeding Hearts, Sons of the Morning, the Morning Stars, The Flamingoes, The Triple Triangles, The Three Bars, The Rubonics, The Vindicators, The Comanches, and the Erebusites.
First the look of despair faded out; then came a faint flush of hope; here eyes grew deep and bright as morning stars.