What does starry mean?

Definitions for starry
ˈstɑr istar·ry

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word starry.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. starryadjective

    abounding with or resembling stars

    "a starry night"; "starry illumination"


  1. starryadjective

    Having stars visible.

    Starry starry night, Portraits hung in empty halls, Frameless heads on nameless walls, With eyes that watch the world and can't forget - a song about Van Gogh called "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)"

  2. starryadjective

    Shaped like a star.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Starryadjective

    Etymology: from star.

    Daphne wond’ring mounts on high,
    Above the clouds, above the starry sky! Alexander Pope.

    Such is his will, that paints
    The earth with colours fresh,
    The darkest skies with store
    Of starry lights. Edmund Spenser.

    Heav’n and earth’s compacted frame,
    And flowing waters, and the starry flame,
    And both the radiant lights, one common soul
    Inspires and feeds, and animates the whole. Dryden.

    Tears had dimm’d the lustre of her starry eyes. Shak. Illust.


  1. starry

    Starry refers to something that is full of, covered with, or resembling stars, either literally in reference to the night sky or celestial bodies, or metaphorically in terms of appearance or quality. This term can also be used to describe something that is glimmering, shiny or outstanding.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Starryadjective

    abounding with stars; adorned with stars

  2. Starryadjective

    consisting of, or proceeding from, the stars; stellar; stellary; as, starry light; starry flame

  3. Starryadjective

    shining like stars; sparkling; as, starry eyes

  4. Starryadjective

    arranged in rays like those of a star; stellate


  1. Starry

    Starry is the debut album by the Canadian alternative rock band, The Killjoys. The album was recorded at the Soho Common Recording House in Hamilton, Ontario and was released in 1994. "Today I Hate Everyone" and "Dana" were released as singles. Originally independently released, it was re-released by WEA Canada, with tracks 1, 5, 7 & 8 remixed by Terry Brown.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Starry is ranked #28380 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Starry surname appeared 841 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Starry.

    94.7% or 797 total occurrences were White.
    2.3% or 20 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 9 total occurrences were Black.
    1% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of starry in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of starry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of starry in a Sentence

  1. Hubert Humphrey:

    To be realistic today is to be visionary. To be realistic is to be starry-eyed.

  2. Roland Racevskis:

    It's an indication of his authenticity that he doesn't shrink from the term, i think he can change people's views of socialism, but I'm not so starry-eyed to think it will be easy or he won't be attacked for it.

  3. Roland Racevskis:

    I think he can change people's views of socialism, but I'm not so starry-eyed to think it will be easy or he won't be attacked for it.

  4. Edwin Markham:

    Ah, great it is to believe the dream as we stand in youth by the starry stream; but a greater thing is to fight life through and say at the end, the dream is true!

  5. John Bolton:

    We know exactly what the risks are - them using negotiations to drag out the length of time they have to continue their nuclear, chemical, biological weapons programs and ballistic missiles, there's not any starry-eyed feeling among the group doing this.

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