daystar n : a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky [syn: morning star, Phosphorus]
- (UK) /ˈdeɪstɑː/
- (US) /ˈdeɪstɑɻ/
- The morning
star; the planet Venus.
- 1809, Joel Barlow,
The Columbiad, book VI, l. 245
- Here dawn'd the daystar of Hesperia's fame, / Here herald glory first emblazed her name;
- 1865, Common English Version of the Bible, 2 Peter 1:19
- And we have more sure the prophetic word; to which ye do well that ye take heed, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the daystar arise in your hearts;
- 1809, Joel Barlow, The Columbiad, book VI, l. 245
- The Sun.
- I only go outdoors at night, away from the daystars burning glare.
Usage notesThe word used in the Bible (2 Peter) is the Ancient Greek ‘phosphoros’, the ancient name for the planet Venus. Literally, "light-bringer". It is interpreted by some Christians as allegory for Jesus Christ; see for example Daystar University.
The word Daystar can mean:
- DayStar Digital, a company that used to manufacture Apple Macintosh clones.
- Daystar Technologies, a company that builds performance upgrades for Apple Macintosh Computers and services the previous company's products.
- Daystar Television Network, an evangelical Christian satellite network.
- Daystar University, a Christian liberal arts college located in Kenya.
- Earth's Sun, used humorously to imply that the speaker is unaccustomed to being outside in the daytime.
- Daystar is the name of Cimorene's son in Patricia C. Wrede's Enchanted Forest Chronicles.
- Daystar is also sometimes used as a reference to Lucifer.
- Daystar was the production company of director Leslie Stevens.
- A virus created to kill Vampires in the movie Blade III
Aldebaran, Canicula, Dog Star, Hesper, Hesperus, Lucifer, North Star, Phosphor, Phosphorus, Polaris, Sirius, Sol, Venus, Vesper, celestial body, chromosphere, comet, corona, evening star, fixed stars, heavenly body, living sapphires, lodestar, morning star, orb, orb of day, phoebus, photosphere, polar star, polestar, solar flare, solar prominence, solar wind, sphere, starry host, stars, sun