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1. A bell that summons worshipers to vespers.
2. Vesper The evening star, especially Venus.
3. Archaic Evening.
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) an evening prayer, service, or hymn
2. an archaic word for evening
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (modifier) of or relating to vespers
[C14: from Latin: evening, the evening star; compare Greek hesperos evening; see west]
(Celestial Objects) the planet Venus, when appearing as the evening star
1. (cap.) the evening star, esp. Venus.
2. Also called ves′per bell`. a bell rung at evening.
3. vespers, (often cap.)
a. a religious service in the late afternoon or evening; the sixth of the seven canonical hours.
c. a part of the Roman Catholic office to be said in the afternoon or evening.
4. Archaic. evening.adj.
5. pertaining to, appearing in, or proper to the evening.
6. of or pertaining to vespers.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: evening, evening star; pl. form < Old French vespres < Medieval Latin vesperae, pl. of vespera, feminine variant of Latin vesper; c. Greek hésperos; akin to west]
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|Noun||1.||Vesper - a planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western sky|
|2.||vesper - a late afternoon or evening worship service|
divine service, religious service, service - the act of public worship following prescribed rules; "the Sunday service"
placebo - (Roman Catholic Church) vespers of the office for the dead