Hesperus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Hesperus a planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western sky
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hesperus Evening. "Winter oft, at eve resumes the breeze.""The Sun was sunk, and after him the Star
      Of Hesperus ."
    • Hesperus Venus when she is the evening star; Hesper.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Hesperus The evening star; especially, the planet Venus as evening star (as morning star, called by the Greeks Phosphoros, and by the Romans Lucifer, ‘light-bringer’): in mythology, personified as a son of Astræus and Eos (Aurora), or a son or brother of Atlas, and sometimes called the “father of the Hesperides.” Also, poetically, Hesper.
    • n Hesperus [NL.] In entomology, a genus of Staphylinidæ or rove-beetles. They are allied to Philonthus, but have thoracic setæ far from the margin, the lateral fold wide and short, and the metasternum strongly projecting in front in the form of a triangle. The European H. rufipennis and the North American H. baltimorensis are typical examples. The genus was founded by Fauvel in 1874.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hesperus hes′pėr-us the Greek name for Venus as the evening-star
    • n Hesperus hes′pėr-us the Greek name for Venus as the evening-star
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Hesper
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. hesperos, evening.

Usage

In literature:

She spoke 'The Wreck of the Hesperus.
"The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories" by Owen Wister
It was the mail-wagon from Hesperus to Chico.
"Options" by O. Henry
Hesperus had lighted his lamp amidst the rosy skies as they arrived at Resina.
"Zanoni" by Edward Bulwer Lytton
Every one has heard of the Garden of Hesperus, famous in all ancient times for its exquisite beauty.
"Holidays at the Grange or A Week's Delight" by Emily Mayer Higgins
Claribel grabbed "The Wreck of the Hesperus" between her pearly teeth and shook it to death.
"You Should Worry Says John Henry" by George V. Hobart
Tennyson calls him "Evening Star," or "Hesperus.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
Aurora, coming with her ruddy locks does not behold her taking any rest, neither does Hesperus.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
We ought to meet the Hesperus before morning, and she carries a full cargo of Spanish gold.
"The Enchanted Island" by Fannie Louise Apjohn
While sitting on the rocks at Norman's Woe, Tom, at Bessie's request, recited The Wreck of the Hesperus.
"The New England Magazine Volume 1, No. 3, March, 1886" by Various
Of his cantatas, "Hesperus" is a work of the greatest promise and large performance.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
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In poetry:

It was the schooner Hesperus,
That sailed the wintery sea;
And the skipper had taken his little daughter,
To bear him company.
"The Wreck Of The Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Such was the wreck of the Hesperus,
In the midnight and the snow!
Christ save us all from a death like this,
On the reef of Norman's Woe!
"The Wreck Of The Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Through the starry hollow
Of the summer night
I would follow, follow
Hesperus the bright,
To seek beyond the western wave
His garden of delight.
"Hesperus" by C S Lewis
Hesperus the fairest
Of all gods that are,
Peace and dreams thou bearest
In thy shadowy car,
And often in my evening walks
I’ve blessed thee from afar.
"Hesperus" by C S Lewis
Queen and huntress, chaste and fair,
Now the sun is laid to sleep,
Seated in thy silver chair
State in wonted manner keep:
Hesperus entreats thy light,
Goddess excellently bright.
"Queen and Huntress" by Ben Jonson
Amidst the lucid bands of night,
See! Hesperus, serenely bright,
Adorns the distant skies:
But languishes amidst the blaze
Of sprightly Sol's meridian rays,—
Or Silvia's brighter eyes.
"Comparison" by William Shenstone

In news:

A lice Edna Steele Campion , the mother of Hesperus resident Tom Campion , died Saturday, Aug 18, 2012, in Sandpoint, Idaho.
BLM seeks comments for coal lease modification near Hesperus .
Hesperus accompanies 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
State gas panel reappoints Hesperus rancher.
Hesperus accompanies 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
( Phoenix, AZ ) Tina Chancey plays Jean-Marie Leclair's violin sonatas on the pardessus de viole in a new recording from Hesperus/Golden Apple Recordings.
BLM seeks comments for coal lease modification near Hesperus.
The excerpt in these pages is taken from Carlyle's House and Other Sketches, the first edition of her recently discovered 1909 sketchbook, which is being published on July 15 by Hesperus Press.
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