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Definitions of star

  1. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. mark with an asterisk; "Linguists star unacceptable sentences" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a star-shaped character * used in printing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a performer who receives prominent billing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. an actor who plays a principal role Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. feature as the star; of artistic performances Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. any celestial body visible (as a point of light) from the Earth at night Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. be the star in a performance Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. the topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. feature as the star; "The movie stars Dustin Hoffman as an autistic man" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. One of the innumerable luminous bodies seen in the heavens; any heavenly body other than the sun, moon, comets, and nebulae. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. The polestar; the north star. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. A planet supposed to influence one's destiny; (usually pl.) a configuration of the planets, supposed to influence fortune. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. That which resembles the figure of a star, as an ornament worn on the breast to indicate rank or honor. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. A composition of combustible matter used in the heading of rockets, in mines, etc., which, exploding in the air, presents a starlike appearance. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. A person of brilliant and attractive qualities, especially on public occasions, as a distinguished orator, a leading theatrical performer, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. To set or adorn with stars, or bright, radiating bodies; to bespangle; as, a robe starred with gems. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. To set or adorn with stars; to mark with an asterisk. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. To be brilliant or prominent; to appear as chief actor in a play. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. Starred. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Starring. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. Any star-shaped structure; aster. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  29. 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 (*). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. To set with stars: to bespangle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. To shine, as a star: to attract attention:-pr.p. starring; pa.t. and pa.p. starred. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. A celestial body. esp. a distant sun; figure of a star; distinguished person; the mark (*) in printing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. To set with stars. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. To mark with an asterisk. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. To act as a dramatic star. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. A celestial body so distant as to appear like a luminous point. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. A figure having radiating points, generally five. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. An asterisk (*). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. An actor who plays the leading part. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. A luminous body in the heavens, specially one that is self-luminous and fixed; such a body as affecting one's destiny; the figure or anything with the figure of a star; a radiated mark in printing or writing; an asterisk; a badge of rank; a person of brilliant abilities, specially in acting. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. To set or adorn with stars; to bespangle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  42. To shine or attract attention, as a star. Star of Bethlehem, a bulbous plant of the lily order, allied to the hyacinth. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  44. To adorn or stud with stars; to bespangle; in familiar language, to appear as an actor in a provincial theatre among inferior players. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  45. 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. dictgcide_fs
  46. stär, n. 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: anything star-like or star-shaped: a representation of a star worn as a badge of rank or honour: a person of brilliant or attractive qualities: the chief actor or actress in a dramatic company: (print.) an asterisk (*).--v.t. to set with stars: to bespangle.--v.i. to shine, as a star: to attract attention: to appear as a star-actor (TO STAR IT, esp. on a provincial tour):--pr.p. star'ring; pa.t. and pa.p. starred.--ns. STAR'-AP'PLE, the fruit of the West Indian tree Chrysophyllum Cainito; STAR'-BLAST'ING, the noxious influence of the stars.--adjs. STAR'-BLIND, so blind as not to see the stars: half-blind; STAR'-BROI'DERED (Tenn.), embroidered with figures in the shape of stars.--ns. STAR'-BUZZ'ARD, an American goshawk; STAR'-CAT'ALOGUE, a list of stars, with their places, magnitudes, &c.--adj. STAR'-CROSSED, not favoured by the stars.--ns. STAR'-DRIFT, a common proper motion of a number of fixed stars in the same region of the heavens; STAR'-DUST, cosmic dust, matter in fine particles falling upon the earth from some outside source, like meteorites; STAR'-FINCH, the redstart; STAR'FISH (Asteroidea), an Echinoderm, nearly allied to the Brittle-stars (Ophiuroidea) and to the Sea-urchins (Echinoidea); STAR'-FLOW'ER, one of various plants with bright star-shaped flowers, the Star-of-Bethlehem: chickweed; STAR'-FORT, a fort surrounded with projecting angles, like the points of a star; STAR'-FRUIT, a small water-plant of southern Europe, with long-pointed radiating carpels; STAR'-G[=A]Z'ER, an astrologer: an astronomer; STAR'-G[=A]Z'ING, astrology; STAR'-GRASS, a grass-like plant, with star-shaped, yellow flowers; STAR'-HY'ACINTH, a bulbous-rooted plant, a species of squill, with pinkish purple flowers, found on the coast in the south of England; STAR'-JELL'Y, the common species of nostoc.--adj. STAR'LESS, having no stars visible: having no light from stars.--n. STAR'LIGHT, light or lustre of the stars.--adjs. STAR'-LIKE, resembling a star: radiated like a star: bright, illustrious; STAR'LIT, lighted by the stars.--ns. STAR'-NOSE, a North American mole; STAR'-OF-BETH'LEHEM, a garden plant of the lily family, with bright white star-like flowers: the miraculous star of the Nativity (Matt. ii. 2, 9, 10).--adj. STAR'-PROOF (Milt.), impervious to starlight.--n. STAR'-READ (Spens.), knowledge of the stars, astrology.--adj. STARRED, adorned or studded with stars.--ns. STAR'-REED, a South American plant used in Peru against dysentery, &c.; STAR'RINESS.--adj. STAR'RY, abounding or adorned with stars: consisting of, or proceeding from, the stars: like, or shining like, the stars.--n. STARS'-AND-STRIPES, the flag of the United States of America, with thirteen stripes alternately red and white, and a blue field containing as many stars as there are states.--adj. STAR'-SPANG'LED, spangled or studded with stars.--n. STAR'-STONE, a variety of corundum which, when cut in a particular way, exhibits a reflection of light in the form of a star.--adj. STAR'-STROWN (Tenn.), strewn or studded with stars.--ns. STAR'-THIS'TLE, a species of centaury, so called from its star-like flowers; STAR'-WHEEL, a spur-wheel with V-shaped teeth; STAR'WORT, a genus of plants nearly allied to the Asters, with star-like flowers. [A.S. steorra; Ger. stern, L. stella (for sterula), Gr. ast[=e]r.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  47. Celestial body appearing as luminous point; (also fixed s.) such body so far from earth as to appear motionless except for diurnal revolution of the heavens; double, multiple, s., group of two, of three to six, fixed ss. appearing to naked eye as one, binary s., two ss. revolving round one another; EVENING, MORNING, s.; daystar (poet.), morning star, sun; LODES.; north, polar, (=POLE-) s.; shooting s., small meteor appearing like s. moving rapidly and disappearing; thing suggesting s. by its shape, esp. figure or object with radiating points e.g. as decoration of an order; ss. & stripes, United States national flag; asterisk; white spot on forehead of horse &c.; (Pool) additional life bought by player whose lives are lost; principal actor in a company; brilliant or prominent person, as literary s.; heavenly body considered as influencing person\'s fortunes &c., as born under an unlucky s., his s. was in the ascendant, you may thank your ss. you were not there, the ss. were against it (cf. ILL-starred); S.-chamber, court of civil& criminal jurisdiction primarily concerned with offences affecting crown interests, noted for summary& arbitrary procedure, & abolished 1640; s.-drift, common proper motion of a number of fixed ss. in same region; starfinch, redstart; starfish, echinoderm with five or more radiating arms; s.-gazer (facet.), astronomer; starlight, light of ss., as walked home by s.-l., (adj., also starlit) lighted by the ss., as a s.-l. night; s. of Bethlehem, plant of lily family with s.-like white flowers striped with green on outside; S. of India, order of knighthood instituted 1861 to commemorate assumption of direct government of India; s.-shell, kind designed to burst in air& light up enemy\'s position; s.-spangled, spangled with ss. (esp. of United States flag); s.-stone, kind of sapphire. Hence starlet n., starless, starlike, starry, aa. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  48. Set, adorn, (as) with stars (esp. in p.p.); affix asterisk to (name in list &c.); appear as star actor; (Pool) buy additional life. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  49. See aster. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  50. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic, Latin, Greek] One of the innumerable luminous bodies seen in the heavens ;-in astrology, a configuration of the planets supposed to influence or determine one's fortune;-that which resembles the figure of a star, as an ornament worn on the breast to indicate rank or honour ; - the figure of a star used in writing or printing as a reference; an asterisk;-a person of brilliant and attractive qualities ; a distinguished theatrical performer, and the like. Cabinet Dictionary

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