Definitions of star

  1. To shine or attract attention, as a star. Star of Bethlehem, a bulbous plant of the lily order, allied to the hyacinth.
  2. To set or adorn with stars; to mark with an asterisk.
  3. To set with stars: to bespangle.
  4. To set with stars.
  5. To mark with an asterisk.
  6. To be brilliant or prominent; to appear as chief actor in a play.
  7. To shine, as a star: to attract attention:- pr. p. starring; pa. t. and pa. p. starred.
  8. feature as the star; of artistic performances
  9. be the star in a performance
  10. To act as a dramatic star.
  11. To set or adorn with stars; to bespangle.
  12. To adorn or stud with stars; to bespangle; in familiar language, to appear as an actor in a provincial theatre among inferior players.
  13. Starring.
  14. a performer who receives prominent billing
  15. an actor who plays a principal role
  16. ( astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
  17. any celestial body visible ( as a point of light) from the Earth at night
  18. a plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem
  19. Any of the heavenly bodies that appear to be fixed points of light, or of others, called planets, that regularly change their position; anything like a star; a figure with five or more radiating points; a planet supposed to influence a person; s life; an asterisk [*]; a brilliant or prominent person, especially in the theatrical profession.
  20. One of the bright bodies in the heavens, except the sun and moon: one of the heavenly bodies shining by their own light, and which keep the same relative position in the heavens: a representation of a star worn as a badge of rank or honor: a person of brilliant or attractive qualities: ( print.) an asterisk (*).
  21. A celestial body. esp. a distant sun; figure of a star; distinguished person; the mark (*) in printing.
  22. A celestial body so distant as to appear like a luminous point.
  23. A figure having radiating points, generally five.
  24. An asterisk (*).
  25. An actor who plays the leading part.
  26. One of the many twinkling luminous bodies seen in the firmament on a clear night; any luminous body, particularly when it appears in the sky; an ornamental figure rayed like a star, as a badge of knighthood; a person or thing unusually attractive or brilliant; a mark of reference, also called an asterisk; in the plu., a configuration of the planets as supposed to affect destiny.
  27. 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"
  28. the topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub
  29. feature as the star; " The movie stars Dustin Hoffman as an autistic man"
  30. One of the innumerable luminous bodies seen in the heavens; any heavenly body other than the sun, moon, comets, and nebulae.
  31. The polestar; the north star.
  32. A planet supposed to influence one's destiny; ( usually pl.) a configuration of the planets, supposed to influence fortune.
  33. That which resembles the figure of a star, as an ornament worn on the breast to indicate rank or honor.
  34. 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.
  35. A composition of combustible matter used in the heading of rockets, in mines, etc., which, exploding in the air, presents a starlike appearance.
  36. A person of brilliant and attractive qualities, especially on public occasions, as a distinguished orator, a leading theatrical performer, etc.
  37. To set or adorn with stars, or bright, radiating bodies; to bespangle; as, a robe starred with gems.
  38. 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.
  39. Starred.