Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A planet, especially Venus, visible in the east just before sunrise.
  • noun The sun.

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  • noun The morning star; the planet Venus.
  • noun poetic The Sun.

Etymologies

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From day + star.

Examples

  • Why is it that 99% of the versions drop Lucifer, son of the morning and replace it with "morning star" like the NIV or the "bright morning star" in the CEV or "daystar" in the Amplified Bible, which is one of Jesus 'titles in 2 Peter 1: 19, and in Rev 22: 16.

    Pros Apologian

  • Why should this most great and lofty Cause -- the daystar of the firmament of true civilization and the cause of the glory, the advancement, the well-being and the success of all humanity -- be regarded as impossible of achievement?

    Brent Poirier: Celebration of the Birth of the Bab: Dawn of the Age of the Maturity of Humanity

  • Why should this most great and lofty Cause -- the daystar of the firmament of true civilization and the cause of the glory, the advancement, the well-being and the success of all humanity -- be regarded as impossible of achievement?

    Brent Poirier: Celebration of the Birth of the Bab: Dawn of the Age of the Maturity of Humanity

  • Salton's glowering daystar rose behind her shoulder, a fire upon the land obliterating shadow and coolth.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • But when my darling came up to me in the early daylight, fresher than the daystar, and with no one looking; only her bright eyes smiling, and sweet lips quite ready, was it likely I could wait, and think all day about it?

    Lorna Doone

  • As the daystar fled west over the sea, he saw a flare high up on the peak.

    2004 November | jlake.com

  • As the daystar fled west over the sea, he saw a flare high up on the peak.

    Work in Progress | jlake.com

  • A star, a daystar, a firedrake, rose at his birth.

    Ulysses

  • And lo, wonder of metempsychosis, it is she, the everlasting bride, harbinger of the daystar, the bride, ever virgin.

    Ulysses

  • When Ehomba finally awoke and ascertained the true position of the fog-obscured daystar, he found himself unsettled in mind.

    Carnivores of Light and Darkness

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