fixed starfixed star
star (): so called by early astronomers to distinguish it from a planet (sense ), which was thought to be a moving star
A star or nebula that appears to remain in constant position relative to other celestial bodies, in contrast with celestial bodies such as the planets in our solar system, whose changes in position relative to the stars are readily observable by telescope or the unaided eye. All stars except the sun are considered fixed stars.
(plural fixed stars)
From earlier fixed star (“comet, meteor”), alteration of faxed star. Change in meaning influenced by fixed (“stationary, remaining in place”).