morning star

noun
1.
a bright planet, especially Venus, seen in the east immediately before sunrise.
2.
Also called holy water sprinkler, holy water sprinkle. a medieval shafted weapon having a head in the form of a spiked ball.

Origin:
1525–35

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morning star
 
n
Compare evening star Also called: daystar a planet, usually Venus, seen just before sunrise during the time that the planet is west of the sun

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Star, Morning definition


a name figuratively given to Christ (Rev. 22:16; comp. 2 Pet. 1:19). When Christ promises that he will give the "morning star" to his faithful ones, he "promises that he will give to them himself, that he will give to them himself, that he will impart to them his own glory and a share in his own royal dominion; for the star is evermore the symbol of royalty (Matt. 2:2), being therefore linked with the sceptre (Num. 24:17). All the glory of the world shall end in being the glory of the Church." Trench's Comm.

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Example sentences
Above, the bright morning star was beginning to fade as the clear sky turned to a paler blue.
Its fist tightens on the morning star in his hand, and it begins to heft it.
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