What does vesper mean?

Definitions for vesper
ˈvɛs pərves·per

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. evening star, Hesperus, Vespernoun

    a planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western sky

  2. vespernoun

    a late afternoon or evening worship service


  1. Vespernoun

    Hesperus, Venus, the evening star

  2. vespernoun

    The bell that summons worshipers to vespers; the vesper-bell

  3. vespernoun



  1. vesper

    Vesper can refer to: 1. A service of evening worship or prayers in some Christian traditions, particularly in the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches. 2. The evening star, particularly the planet Venus when it appears in the evening. It originates from Latin ‘Vesper’ meaning "evening." 3. It can also refer to anything related to the evening or a poetic reference to the evening. 4. The Vesper cocktail, a specific type of cocktail. The context will determine which definition is most relevant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vespernoun

    the evening star; Hesper; Venus, when seen after sunset; hence, the evening

  2. Vesperadjective

    of or pertaining to the evening, or to the service of vespers; as, a vesper hymn; vesper bells

  3. Etymology: [L., the evening, the evening star, the west; akin to Gr. "e`speros, "espe`ra, and perhaps to E. west. Cf. Hesperian, Vespers.]


  1. Vesper

    Vesper is a village in Wood County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 584 at the 2010 census.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vesper

    ves′pėr, n. the evening star, Venus: the evening: (pl.) the last but one of the seven canonical hours: evensong, evening service generally.—adj. Ves′peral, pertaining to the evening or to vespers.—n. Ves′per-bell, the bell that summons to vespers.—adjs. Ves′pertine, Ves′pertinal, of or pertaining to the evening: (bot.) opening in the evening: (zool.) active in the evening.—Sicilian vespers (see Sicilian). [Fr.,—L.; Gr. hesperos.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Vesper is ranked #24049 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Vesper surname appeared 1,048 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Vesper.

    94.3% or 989 total occurrences were White.
    3% or 32 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.1% or 12 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 7 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vesper in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vesper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of vesper in a Sentence

  1. Bob Nolet:

    James Bondspreferred martini is James Bondspreferred martini, judging by how often James Bondspreferred orders them in James Bondspreferred novels, james Bondspreferred orders 19 vodka martinis, 16 gin martinis and one Vesper martini, made with both.

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    the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)
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