star (plural stars)
- Any small luminous dot appearing in the cloudless portion of the night sky, especially with a fixed location relative to other such dots.
(star) A luminous celestial body, made up of plasma (particularly hydrogen and helium) and having a spherical shape. Depending on context the sun may or may not be included.
- (geometry) A concave polygon with regular, pointy protrusions and indentations, generally with five or six points.
- (acting) An actor in a leading role.
- Many Hollywood stars attended the launch party.
- An exceptionally talented or famous person, often in a specific field; a celebrity.
- His teacher tells us he is a star pupil.
- 1920, Mary Roberts Rinehart; Avery Hopwood, “The Shadow of the Bat”, in The Bat: A Novel from the Play (Dell Book; 241), New York, N.Y.: Dell Publishing Company, OCLC 20230794 ↗, [https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.hwptej;view=1up;seq=12 page 8]:
- Star reporter, leg-man, cub, veteran gray in the trade—one and all they tried to pin the Bat like a caught butterfly to the front page of their respective journals—soon or late each gave up, beaten. He was news— […] —the brief, staccato recital of his career in the morgues of the great dailies grew longer and more incredible each day.
- (printing) An asterisk (*).
- A symbol used to rate hotels, films, etc. with a higher number of stars denoting better quality.
- A simple dance, or part of a dance, where a group of four dancers each put their right or left hand in the middle and turn around in a circle. You call them right-hand stars or left-hand stars, depending on the hand which is in the middle.
- (astrology) A planet supposed to influence one's destiny.
- What's in the stars for you today? Find out in our horoscope.
- 1591, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Sixt”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene v], page 296 ↗, columns 1–2:
- O malignant and ill-boding stars.
- Men bless their stars, and call it luxury.
- A star-shaped ornament worn on the breast to indicate rank or honour.
- 1855, Alfred Tennyson, “(please specify the page number(s))”, in Maud, and Other Poems, London: Edward Moxon, […], OCLC 1013215631 ↗:
- On whom […] / Lavish Honour showered all her stars.
- A composition of combustible matter used in the heading of rockets, in mines, etc., which, exploding in the air, presents a starlike appearance.
- (astronomy) * (abbreviation)
star (stars, present participle starring; past and past participle starred)
- (intransitive) To appear as a featured performer or headliner, especially in an entertainment program.
- (transitive) To feature (a performer or a headliner), especially in a movie or an entertainment program.
- (transitive) To mark with a star or asterisk.
- (transitive) To set or adorn with stars, or bright, radiating bodies; to bespangle.
- Thy gloomy grandeurs (Natures most august, / Inspiring aspect!) claim a grateful verse; / And like a sable curtain starr'd' with gold, / Drawn o'er my labours past, shall close the scene.
- (intransitive) To shine like a star.
- French: tenir le rôle principal
- Italian: avere il ruolo principale, avere il ruolo da protagonista
- Portuguese: estrelar, protagonizar
- Spanish: estelarizar, protagonizar
- A hamlet in Lamont County, Alberta.
- A hamlet in Shipham, Somerset.
- A work settlement in Dyatkovsky District, Bryansk.
- A village in Maryovsky District, Novgorod.
- A small village in Fife, Scotland, also known as Star of Markinch.
- A city in Idaho.
- An unincorporated community in Munising Township, Alger County.
- An unincorporated community in Rankin County, Mississippi.
- An unincorporated community in Holt County, Nebraska.
- A small town in Montgomery County, North Carolina.
- An unincorporated community in Mills County, Texas.
- A hamlet in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
- A small settlement near the village of Gaerwen.
- (UK, rail transport) Star class, a class of steam locomotives used on the GWR.