evening star


Definition of evening star

1 : a bright planet (such as Venus) seen especially in the western sky at or after sunset
2 : a planet that rises before midnight

Examples of evening star in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the west just after sunset, hanging low on the horizon just beneath the waxing moon, Venus, the evening star, shines like a searchlight at a Hollywood premier. John D'anna, azcentral, 5 May 2020 Vespertilian refers to bats, which come out at dusk, when the evening star (Vesperus) appears and when monks say their evening prayers (vespers). Mary Norris, The New Yorker, 28 Apr. 2020 Confidence: Medium-High Tonight: After some evening stars, clouds tend to increase with time through the night. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 28 Dec. 2019 As evening twilight ends, the brightest planet in the sky will be Venus, appearing as the evening star in the southwest at about 10 degrees above the horizon, NASA said. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, 11 Dec. 2019 With the city’s ordinances limiting streetlights, great views of the evening stars can be caught almost anywhere, but Kitt Peak National Observatory is still one of the best areas for star-gazing. Brian Sodoma, azcentral, 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of evening star

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of evening star was in 1535

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“Evening star.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evening%20star. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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: a bright planet (as Venus) seen in the western sky after sunset


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