a planet, esp. Venus, visible in the eastern sky before sunrise; daystar
A planet, especially Venus, visible in the east just before or at sunrise.
(plural morning stars)
- The planet Venus as observed in the eastern sky around dawn.
- The evening star is the morning star. (Hesperus is Phosphorus.)
- (less commonly) The planet Mercury as observed in the eastern sky around dawn.
- (military) A weapon consisting of a heavy ball set with spikes attached rigidly to a staff, in contrast to a flail.