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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

starstɑr(n.; adj.; v.)starred, star•ring.

  1. (n.)any of the various types of hot, gaseous, self-luminous celestial bodies, as the sun or Polaris, whose energy is derived from nuclear-fusion reactions.

    Category: Astronomy

  2. any celestial body, except the moon, that appears as a fixed point of light in the night sky:

    the evening star.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. Usu., stars. a heavenly body, esp. a planet, regarded as an astrological influence on human affairs.

    Category: Astrology

  4. one's fortune or success in relation to advancement or decline:

    Your star will rise someday.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. a conventionalized figure usu. having five or six points radiating from or disposed about a center.

  6. this figure used as an ornament, badge, mark of excellence, etc.

  7. a prominent actor, singer, or the like, esp. one who plays the leading role in a production. a gifted or highly celebrated person in some art, profession, or field.

    Category: Showbiz

  8. an asterisk.

    Category: Printing

  9. the asterism in a crystal or a gemstone, as in a star sapphire. a crystal or a gemstone having such asterism.

    Category: Jewelry

    Ref: star facet.

  10. a gold or bronze star worn on the ribbon of a naval decoration to represent an additional award of the same decoration. a silver star worn in place of five gold or bronze stars.

    Category: Military

  11. a white spot on the forehead of a horse.

  12. (adj.)celebrated, prominent, or distinguished; preeminent:

    a star reporter.

  13. of or pertaining to a star or stars.

  14. (v.t.)to set with or as if with stars; spangle.

  15. to feature as a star:

    an old movie starring Rudolph Valentino .

    Category: Showbiz

  16. to mark with a star or asterisk, as for special notice.

  17. (v.i.)to shine as a star; be brilliant or prominent.

  18. (of a performer) to appear as a star.

    Category: Showbiz

Idioms for star:

  1. see stars,to appear to see brilliant streaks of light before the eyes, as from a severe blow to the head.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of star:

bef. 900; ME sterre, OE steorra, c. OFris stēr, OHG, OS sterra; akin to OHG sterno, ON stjarna, Go stairno, L stella, Gk astḗr


Princeton's WordNet

  1. star(noun)

    (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior

  2. ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz(noun)

    someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

  3. star(noun)

    any celestial body visible (as a point of light) from the Earth at night

  4. star, principal, lead(noun)

    an actor who plays a principal role

  5. star(noun)

    a plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem

  6. headliner, star(noun)

    a performer who receives prominent billing

  7. asterisk, star(noun)

    a star-shaped character * used in printing

  8. star topology, star(adj)

    the topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub

  9. leading(p), prima(p), star(p), starring(p), stellar(a)(verb)

    indicating the most important performer or role

    "the leading man"; "prima ballerina"; "prima donna"; "a star figure skater"; "the starring role"; "a stellar role"; "a stellar performance"

  10. star(verb)

    feature as the star

    "The movie stars Dustin Hoffman as an autistic man"

  11. star(verb)

    be the star in a performance

  12. star, asterisk(verb)

    mark with an asterisk

    "Linguists star unacceptable sentences"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. star(noun)ɑr

    a shining ball of gas that we see in the sky at night

    Look, the stars are out.

  2. starɑr

    a famous person, such as a singer, actor, etc.

    His dream was to be a star one day.

  3. starɑr

    the leading actor, singer, etc. in a show

    the star of a Broadway musical

  4. starɑr

    the person who is best at sth in a group

    our star pupil

  5. starɑr

    a shape with at least five pointed parts

    ***a gold star on my homework

  6. star(verb)ɑr

    to be the main actor, singer, etc. in a show

    He's starred in three movies this year.


  1. star(Noun)

    Any small luminous dot appearing in the cloudless portion of the night sky, especially with a fixed location relative to other such dots.

  2. star(Noun)

    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.

  3. star(Noun)

    A concave polygon with regular, pointy protrusions and indentations, generally with five or six points.

  4. star(Noun)

    A widely-known person; a celebrity.

  5. star(Noun)

    Actors in leading roles in movies, television shows and other dramatic media.

  6. star(Noun)

    An exceptionally talented person, often in a specific field.

    His teacher tells us he is a star pupil.

  7. star(Noun)

    An asterisk (*).

  8. star(Noun)

    A symbol used to rate hotels, films, etc. with a higher number of stars denoting better quality.

  9. star(Noun)

    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.

  10. star(Verb)

    To appear as a featured performer or headliner, especially in an entertainment program.

  11. star(Verb)

    To mark with a star or asterisk.

  12. Origin: From sterre, from steorra, from sternaz, from h₂stḗr. Cognate with ster, Stern, stjärna, stella, ἀστήρ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Star(noun)

    one of the innumerable luminous bodies seen in the heavens; any heavenly body other than the sun, moon, comets, and nebulae

  2. Star(noun)

    the polestar; the north star

  3. Star(noun)

    a planet supposed to influence one's destiny; (usually pl.) a configuration of the planets, supposed to influence fortune

  4. Star(noun)

    that which resembles the figure of a star, as an ornament worn on the breast to indicate rank or honor

  5. Star(noun)

    specifically, a radiated mark in writing or printing; an asterisk [thus, *]; -- used as a reference to a note, or to fill a blank where something is omitted, etc

  6. Star(noun)

    a composition of combustible matter used in the heading of rockets, in mines, etc., which, exploding in the air, presents a starlike appearance

  7. Star(noun)

    a person of brilliant and attractive qualities, especially on public occasions, as a distinguished orator, a leading theatrical performer, etc

  8. Star(verb)

    to set or adorn with stars, or bright, radiating bodies; to bespangle; as, a robe starred with gems

  9. Star(verb)

    to be bright, or attract attention, as a star; to shine like a star; to be brilliant or prominent; to play a part as a theatrical star


  1. Star

    A star is a massive, luminous sphere of plasma held together by gravity. The nearest star to Earth is the Sun, which is the source of most of the energy on the planet. Some other stars are visible from Earth during the night when they are not obscured by clouds or other atmospheric phenomena, appearing as a multitude of fixed luminous points because of their immense distance. Historically, the most prominent stars on the celestial sphere were grouped together into constellations and asterisms, and the brightest stars gained proper names. Extensive catalogues of stars have been assembled by astronomers, which provide standardized star designations. For at least a portion of its life, a star shines due to thermonuclear fusion of hydrogen into helium in its core, releasing energy that traverses the star's interior and then radiates into outer space. Once a star's hydrogen is nearly exhausted, almost all naturally occurring elements heavier than helium are created, either via stellar nucleosynthesis during their lifetimes or by supernova nucleosynthesis when very massive stars explode. Near the end of its life, a star can also contain a proportion of degenerate matter. Astronomers can determine the mass, age, metallicity, and many other properties of a star by observing its motion through space, luminosity, and spectrum respectively. The total mass of a star is the principal determinant of its evolution and eventual fate. Other characteristics of a star are determined by its evolutionary history, including diameter, rotation, movement and temperature. A plot of the temperature of many stars against their luminosities, known as a Hertzsprung–Russell diagram, allows the age and evolutionary state of a star to be determined.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. star

    1. A milestone in the Infinite. 2. A malicious, ironic eye. 3. A device to show man his insignificance.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'STAR' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1704

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'STAR' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2169

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'STAR' in Nouns Frequency: #450

Anagrams of STAR

  1. tsar

  2. rats

  3. tars

  4. arts

Translations for STAR

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the fixed bodies in the sky, which are really distant suns

The Sun is a star, and the Earth is one of its planets.

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