- Star is defined as a bright point of light in the sky or a five-sided drawing that is meant to resemble the points of light in the sky.
- An example of star is what makes up the Big Dipper constellation.
- An example of star is a drawing of a five-sided point of light.
- The definition of a star is a famous person or celebrity.
An example of a star is Brad Pitt.
- To star is to take a lead role or take all the attention, especially in a movie or film.
An example of star is when you play the love interest in a romantic comedy movie.
- any of the luminous celestial objects seen as points of light in the sky; esp., any self-luminous celestial body having continuous nuclear reactions which send heat, light, etc. in all directions
- a conventionalized flat figure having (usually five or six) symmetrical projecting points, regarded as a representation of a star of the sky
- any mark, shape, emblem, or the like resembling such a figure, often used as an award, symbol of rank or authority, etc.
- [often pl.]
- Astrol. a zodiacal constellation or a planet regarded as influencing human fate or destiny
- Obs. fate; destiny; fortune
- a person who excels or performs brilliantly in a given activity, esp. a sport
- a prominent actor or actress, esp. one playing a leading role and having special billing in a given production
Origin of starMiddle English sterre from Old English steorra, akin to Gothic stairn?, Cornish sterenn from Indo-European base an unverified form ster-, a star from source Classical Greek ast?r, Classical Latin stella (dim. from an unverified form ster-ela), star
transitive verbstarred, star′ring
- to mark or set with stars as a decoration
- to mark with one or more stars as a grade of quality
- to mark with an asterisk
- to present or feature (an actor or actress) in a leading role
- to perform brilliantly; excel
- to perform as a star, as in a theatrical production
- having exceptional skill and talent; outstanding; excelling others; leading: a star performer
- of a star or stars
thank one's (lucky) stars
- a. A celestial body that generates light and other radiant energy and consists of a mass of gas held together by its own gravity in which the energy generated by nuclear reactions in the interior is balanced by the outflow of energy to the surface, and the inward-directed gravitational forces are balanced by the outward-directed gas and radiation pressures.b. Any of the celestial bodies visible at night from Earth as relatively stationary, usually twinkling points of light.c. Something regarded as resembling such a celestial body.
- A graphic design having five or more radiating points, often used as a symbol of rank or merit.
- a. An artistic performer or athlete whose leading role or superior performance is acknowledged.b. One who is highly celebrated in a field or profession.
- a. An asterisk (*).b. The star key on a telephone: For customer service, press star.
- A white spot on the forehead of a horse.
- A planet or constellation of the zodiac believed in astrology to influence personal destiny.
- stars The future; destiny. Often used with the.
- Outstanding or famous, especially in performing something: a star researcher; a star figure skater.
- Of or relating to a star or stars.
verbstarred, star·ring, stars
- a. To ornament with stars.b. To award or mark with a star for excellence.
- To mark with an asterisk.
- To present or feature (a performer) in a leading role.
- To play the leading role in a theatrical or film production.
- To do an outstanding job; perform excellently.
Origin of starMiddle English sterre from Old English steorra ; see ster-3 in Indo-European roots.
- Any small luminous dot appearing in the cloudless portion of the night sky, especially with a fixed location relative to other such dots.
- (astronomy) A luminous celestial body, made up of plasma (particularly hydrogen and helium) and having a spherical shape. Depending on context the sun may or may not be included.
- (geometry) A concave polygon with regular, pointy protrusions and indentations, generally with five or six points.
- (acting) An actor in a leading role.
- Many Hollywood stars attended the launch party.
- An exceptionally talented or famous person, often in a specific field; a celebrity.
- His teacher tells us he is a star pupil.
- (printing) An asterisk (*).
- A symbol used to rate hotels, films, etc. with a higher number of stars denoting better quality.
- A simple dance, or part of a dance, where a group of four dancers each put their right or left hand in the middle and turn around in a circle. You call them right-hand stars or left-hand stars, depending on the hand which is in the middle.
- (astrology) A planet supposed to influence one's destiny.
- What's in the stars for you today? Find out in our horoscope.
- A star-shaped ornament worn on the breast to indicate rank or honour.
- A composition of combustible matter used in the heading of rockets, in mines, etc., which, exploding in the air, presents a starlike appearance.
(third-person singular simple present stars, present participle starring, simple past and past participle starred)
Cognate with Scots ster, North Frisian steer, West Frisian stjer, Dutch ster, German Stern, Yiddish ×©×˜×¢×¨×Ÿ (shtern) Swedish stjÃ¤rna, Icelandic stjarna, Latin stÄ“lla, Ancient Greek á¼€ÏƒÏ„Î®Ï (astÄ“r), Old Armenian Õ¡Õ½Õ¿Õ² (astÅ‚).