Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A planet, especially Venus, visible in the east just before or at sunrise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The planet Venus as observed in the eastern sky around dawn.
  • n. The planet Mercury as observed in the eastern sky around dawn.
  • n. A weapon consisting of a heavy ball set with spikes attached rigidly to a staff, in contrast to a flail.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. A weapon consisting of a heavy ball set with spikes, either attached to a staff or suspended from one by a chain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See star.
  • n. A weapon consisting of a ball of metal, usually set with spikes, either mounted upon a long handle or staff, usually of wood and used with both hands, or slung to the staff by a thong or chain. Also called holy-water sprinkler. Compare warflail.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky

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Examples

  • Frol strained to learn each lyrical indecency, but Alobar simply sang over and over again the only song he knew or had ever known, an epic about battles that were fought long, long ago, back before the morning star impregnated the She-Bear who gave birth to beets.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • But over the house-tops the morning star looked pure and pale in the dawn of Christmas Day.

    The Brownies and Other Tales

  • Now Alobar was hardly expert, but he realized that he had concocted a unique and genuinely amazing perfume, a fragrance whose possibilities extended far beyond its worth-praise the morning star for that worth!

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • There are those who barter it for security, those who repress it for what they believe is the betterment of the whole society, but blessed in the twinkle of the morning star is the one who nurtures it and rides it, in grace and love and wit, from peculiar station to peculiar station along life's bittersweet route.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • The morning star is yet shining, low, large, and bright, when our watchful little girl's dark eyes can see a row of black dots on the sand, – so small you might think them nothing but flies; but Gemila knows better.

    The Seven Little Sisters Who Live on the Round Ball That Floats in the Air

  • Long before a ray of light had pierced the primeval darkness that covered earth and sky, when, as yet, the morning star had not been hung as a pendant lamp in the orient, nor the silvery goddess of the evening had snuffed her candle on the occident's setting sun, eternal beings were singing the praises of God.

    Autobiography, sermons, addresses, and essays of Bishop L. H. Holsey, D. D.,

  • Sohothin glanced off the morning star to graze Ygor’s leg. The ogre roared in fury and reeled back out of range.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • The voice sang in tones sweet and loud, as the morning star uprose, these words: -- "Stella maris Maria hodie processit ad ortum: Mary the morning star has risen to-day."

    The Life of Blessed Henry Suso by Himself.

  • But now, methought I saw the dayspring that has come upon a longer night; and from out of the midst of it there was the fair face of the morning star looking at me with its sweet reminder and invitation; looking over the world with its aspect of triumphant expectancy: there was its calm assurance of the coming day – its promise that the star of hope, which now there were only a few watching eyes to see, should presently be followed by the full beams of the Sun of Righteousness making the kingdoms of the world His own.

    Queechy

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