Definition of evening star in English:

evening star

noun

  • The planet Venus, seen shining in the western sky after sunset.

    • ‘Known as the morning or evening star, Venus is visible just before sunrise or just after sunset.’
    • ‘In another nightpiece by Friedrich, Contemplation of the Moon, the same man is accompanied by a woman who rests her forearm on his shoulder as they both stand in reverie before the moon and the evening star.’
    • ‘As an evening star, Venus appears in the west in the period following sunset.’
    • ‘Again I can recognise constellations, again I can see by moonlight, again I can wish on the evening star.’
    • ‘It is the only celestial body, apart from the sun and moon, visible during daytime and is often known as the morning or evening star.’
    • ‘It is, nonetheless, informative, because the intensions of the morning star and the evening star are different and we learn something when we are informed that they are actually the same heavenly body.’
    • ‘Venus is usually seen as the evening star or as the herald of dawn.’
    • ‘Part of its fascination is that it periodically shifts from appearing as an evening star that sets shortly after sunset to appearing as a morning star that rises just before dawn.’
    • ‘Like the first evening star, the Global Positioning System had the heavens to itself for only a brief span before first Russia's Glonass and now Europe's Galileo rose to claim a share of the popular imagination.’
    • ‘Astronomers now know, of course, that the morning star and the evening star are one and the same heavenly body, namely, the planet Venus.’
    • ‘He also recognised that the orbit of the Moon was inclined to the equator of the Earth and he was one of the first to realise that Venus as an evening star was the same planet as Venus as a morning star.’
    • ‘Venus shines brightly as the evening star in the western sky.’
    • ‘The reflected light off the spaceship intensified until it almost outshone Venus, the evening star, which was poised above the western horizon.’
    • ‘The bright evening star, the planet Venus, is sometimes greeted with a special dance.’
    • ‘She watched the evening star as she drew toward the silent ruin, mysteriously shadowed and silvered.’
    • ‘This planet, so bright it is often mistaken for a UFO, is known as the morning or evening star because it is never far from the sun.’
    • ‘Yet what is true of the evening star will also be true of the morning star since they both refer to the same object, namely Venus, but, as Frege has shown, it does not follow that the two terms have the same meaning if they have the same referent.’
    • ‘Remember the day recently when one evening at Maghrib, Venus, the bright evening star came close to the moon and it almost stuck to the moon for dear life.’
    • ‘Many of its celestial-events involve Venus in some way, such as the planet's first appearance as an evening star or its alignment with other planets visible to the naked eye.’
    • ‘He shines upon India serene as the evening star.’

Pronunciation:

evening star

/ˈēv(ə)niNG stär/