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The planet Venus in its appearance as the evening star.

[Middle English, from Latin, from Greek hesperos; see Hesperian.]
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(Astronomy) an evening star, esp Venus
[from Latin, from Greek Hesperos, from hesperos western]
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(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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"Hesperus" does not mean the first star you see in the evening, nor the planet we call Venus; it does not stand for a concept, or for any of your favorite descriptions of Venus; it does not mean anything.