1》 Greek Mythology of or concerning the Hesperides, a group of nymphs who guarded the garden of golden apples at the western extremity of the earth.
2》 literary western.
C15: from L. hesperius (from Gk hesperios, from Hesperia 'land of the west', from hesperos (see Hesperus)) + -an.

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  • Hesperian — Hes*pe ri*an, a. [L. hesperius, fr. hesperus the evening star, Gr. ? evening, ? ? the evening star. Cf. {Vesper}.] Western; being in the west; occidental. [Poetic] Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hesperian — Hes*pe ri*an, n. A native or an inhabitant of a western country. [Poetic] J. Barlow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hesperian — Hes*pe ri*an, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to a family of butterflies called {Hesperid[ae]}, or skippers. n. Any one of the numerous species of {Hesperid[ae]}; a skipper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hesperian — [hes pir′ē ən] adj. [< L Hesperius < Gr Hesperios, of Hesperus, western, evening < Hesperos, the evening star < IE * wesperos, evening: see VESPER] 1. of Hesperia 2. western; occidental 3. Old Poet. of the Hesperides …   English World dictionary

  • Hesperian — adjective Etymology: Latin Hesperia, the west, from Greek, from feminine of hesperios of the evening, western, from hesperos evening more at west Date: 15th century western, occidental …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hesperian — /he spear ee euhn/, adj. 1. western; occidental. 2. of or pertaining to the Hesperides. n. 3. a native or inhabitant of a western land. [1540 50; < L Hesperi(us) of, toward the West ( < Gk hespérios western, deriv. of hésperos evening, HESPERUS)… …   Universalium

  • Hesperian — 1. adjective a) of or relating to the land where the sun sets; western b) of or related to the nymphs 2. noun a) an inhabitant of the western lands b) a butte …   Wiktionary

  • hesperian — adj. western, occidental, of or related to the west; having the characteristics of countries of the western half of the globe or Europe; (Zoology) of or pertaining to the butterfly family called Hesperidae n. occidental, native or resident of a… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hesperian — a. (Poetical.) Western, occidental …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hesperian — hes·pe·ri·an …   English syllables

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