Definitions of star

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

Usage examples for star

  1. For I knew from the first as I have said that I loved her, and I knew, too, that it would be about as reasonable to fall in love with a star or a dream. – Marjorie by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  2. I want a new star; and you can help me a little. – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  3. You're like a star- ' 'But how- like a star? – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  4. It was called The Evening and Morning Star, and was the only paper in that part of the country. – A Young Folks' History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Nephi Anderson
  5. That is to say, Dusty Star would make it. – Dusty Star by Olaf Baker
  6. Nobody lives on Star Island. – The Curlytops on Star Island by Howard R. Garis
  7. The Star of Hope! – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  8. It has five points like a star, mother. – The Little House in the Fairy Wood by Ethel Cook Eliot
  9. I saw the star on his forehead, replied Mrs. Wood. – Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders
  10. Just how long have you been with Star Watch, lieutenant? – The Dueling Machine by Benjamin William Bova Myron R. Lewis
  11. So that's your Star of Poland, is it? – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  12. She had been his evil star. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  13. They found her by the window bar, Her eyes fixed where had been some star. – Nirvana Days by Cale Young Rice
  14. What a mercy I wasn't this man's guest in the Morning Star! – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  15. I'm going to take Star over it." – Tom of the Raiders by Austin Bishop
  16. Through these not a star showed. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  17. By right of this star.... – Hidden Gold by Wilder Anthony
  18. But when she did drop off she dreamed that he and she were alone upon a star, where all the trees were white, the water, grass, birds, everything, white, and they were walking arm in arm, among white flowers. – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  19. In the midst of this conversation I informed them that I thought I saw either a star or a light straight forward. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament (1808), Vol. I by Thomas Clarkson