stellar

[stˈɛlə], [stˈɛlə], [s_t_ˈɛ_l_ə]

Antonyms for stellar:

deficient, good, punk, bush-league, common, low-grade, minor, off, all-right, medium, wrong, execrable, vile, adequate, WACK, rotten, sour, satisfactory, second-rate, inferior, second class, poor, bush, wretched, tolerable, terrible, lousy, wanting, indifferent, lame, decent, mediocre, unsatisfactory, run-of-the-mill, serviceable, ordinary, paltry, ill, crummy, SUBPAR., O.K., pathetic, substandard, suboptimal, fair, bad, atrocious, fairish, run-of-the-mine, middling, passable, fine, respectable, dissatisfactory, awful, unacceptable, so-so, acceptable.


Definitions of stellar:

  1.   Alt. of Stellary – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   Pertaining to stars; astral; starry; full of stars; sot with stars. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4.   Pertaining to stars; as, stellar rays; starry. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5.   Pertaining to the stars. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6.   Stellate. – A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  7.   being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars; " an astral body"; " stellar light" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8.   Starry; relating to the stars. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9.   Starry; relating to stars; full of stars. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for stellar:

  1. I don't like staying in hotels. I like to be in my own bed. San Diego as a city is really awesome. The only hard part of it for me is that I'm away from my family and my house. But as far as shooting down there, we get amazing locations, and the crew is really, really stellar down there. They are really fun. – Kristen Bell
  2. The great spirals... apparently lie outside our stellar system. – Edwin Powell Hubble
  3. Similarly, many a young man, hearing for the first time of the refraction of stellar light, has thought that doubt was cast on the whole of astronomy, whereas nothing is required but an easily effected and unimportant correction to put everything right again. – Ernst Mach
  4. After my stellar first grade academic achievements, I continued to perform well in the city primary schools- except for penmanship, which was not my forte. – Vernon L. Smith
  5. I had a 20 -year, stellar government career. – Linda Tripp

Usage examples for stellar:

  1. This star will always be an object of interest to astronomers, as it was the first of the stellar multitude that revealed to Bessel the secret of its distance. ” – The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' by Thomas Orchard
  2. On the other hand, we see that the hypothesis of nebular condensation harmonizes with the most recent results of stellar astronomy: nay more- that it supplies us with an explanation of various appearances which in its absence would be incomprehensible. ” – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  3. Beyond the vast sphere of comparatively empty space immediately surrounding our sun lies the stellar universe into which our great telescopes are steadily penetrating. ” – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  4. 48 Stellar G. N., ii. ” – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  5. “ For not until the final marks were posted from these last examinations, plus their marks for the entire five years, would any of them- except Hanlon, of course- know for a surety that he would be graduated and become a permanent member of the Inter- Stellar Corps. ” – Man of Many Minds by E. Everett Evans
  6. “ " Um, a ballet girl," said Jenny as usual, careful not to presume the false grandeur of an isolated stellar existence. ” – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  7. 122, 1, 000, 000 times the earth's distance from the sun, is a convenient unit in which to express the stellar distances, and in the preceding table the distances of the stars from the sun are expressed in terms of this unit. ” – A Text-Book of Astronomy by George C. Comstock
  8. We are but segments of a starry curve, and must be content with our stellar friendship. ” – The Untilled Field by George Moore
  9. The ambassador turned to a stellar atlas. ” – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
  10. What was novel and interesting in my stellar prospect was, not merely that I could see those stars north and south which are never visible from the same point on Earth, except in the immediate neighbourhood of the Equator; but that, save on the small space concealed by the Earth's disc, I could, by moving from window to window, survey the entire heavens, looking at one minute upon the stars surrounding the vernal, and at another, by changing my position, upon those in the neighbourhood of the autumnal equinox. ” – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  11. In no other portion of the heavens are so many nebulous and stellar masses thronged together in an equally small space. ” – COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1 by Alexander von Humboldt
  12. The dimensions of stellar orbits are of very varied extent. ” – The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' by Thomas Orchard
  13. However this may be this line of research throws an instructive light on what we may expect to find in the evolution of real stellar systems. ” – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  14. His name was Joe Shannon, used to work for Stellar Electric up in Fremont. ” – The Worlds of Joe Shannon by Frank M. Robinson
  15. This marvelous star, viewed through a powerful telescope, breaks up into six suns, forming a most remarkable stellar group. ” – Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion
  16. He turned and looked back along the deck of the Stellar – Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930 by Various
  17. Even art looked there for inspiration and depicted the stellar deities. ” – The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism by Franz Cumont
  18. As the stellar generators let down on the drag on the Sun, the gravity within the ship lessened. ” – The Secret of the Ninth Planet by Donald Allen Wollheim
  19. The average professor of history might well expect, on less showing, to be chosen president of the Historical Association; in which case the prospect of having to deliver a presidential address might lead him to speculate idly in idle moments upon the meaning of history; but the riddle of existence would not greatly trouble his sleep, nor could it be said of him, as Henry Adams said of himself, that " a historical formula that should satisfy the conditions of the stellar universe weighed heavily upon his mind." ” – Modern American Prose Selections by Various

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