Meaning of “the evening star” in the English Dictionary

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"the evening star" in English

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the evening starnoun [ S ]

uk /ˌiːv.nɪŋ ˈstɑːr/ us /ˌiːv.nɪŋ ˈstɑːr/

Examples from literature

  • As they did then, so at sunrise and at noon and at four o'clock and sunset and when the evening star disappeared—five times a day—they prayed. 
  • He regarded her for a moment with compassion and understanding, chivalrous and deep, then, moving to the window, stood there with his face to the evening star. 
  • It was a warm, serene evening, the silver moon shining, the evening star just appearing in the clear blue sky. 
  • The evening star shone softly above the sea. 
  • The ferry of the light from the dawn to the dark is done for the day, The evening star is up. 
  • This beautiful planet may be seen either a little after sunset or shortly before sunrise, according as it becomes the morning or the evening star, but never departing quite forty-eight degrees from the Sun. 

(Definition of “the evening star” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)