Definition of Starburst

1. Noun. A violent explosion, or the pattern (likened to the shape of a star) supposed to be made by such an explosion. ¹



2. Noun. (context: typography) A symbol similar to an asterisk, but with additional rays: ?. ¹

3. Noun. (astronomy) A region of space with an unusually high rate of star formation. ¹

4. Noun. (astronomy) A period in time during which a region of space experiences an unusually high rate of star formation. ¹

5. Verb. (context: astronomy of a region of space) To experience an unusually high rate of star formation. ¹

6. Verb. To make a starburst pattern. ¹

7. Verb. To refract and sparkle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Starburst

1. [n -S]

Starburst Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Starburst

star topology
star tracker
star trail
star trails
star tulip
star vault
star visitor
staragen
staragens
starboard
starboarded
starboarding
starboards
starbowline
starbowlines
starburst (current term)
starburst galaxies
starburst galaxy
starbursted
starbursting
starbursts
starch
starch wheat
starched
starchedly
starchedness
starcher
starchers
starches
starchier

Literary usage of Starburst

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Aviation Relations: Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce edited by John McCain (1999)
"Has any evaluation of the "starburst" component of the Phase 1 deal been performed? If so, has the "starburst" provision in the mini-deal been of any ..."

2. Moon-o-theism: Religion of a War and Moon God Prophet, Volume II of II by Yoel Natan (2006)
"In many starburst patterns one can identify angular-looking crescents and ... An interlaced starburst ceiling panel at the Dome of the Rock. ..."

3. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow (2003)
"So I crawled into bed, and when my bladder woke me in the night, I had to go into the kitchen to consult our old starburst clock to get the time. ..."

4. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow (2003)
"So I crawled into bed, and when my bladder woke me in the night, I had to go into the kitchen to consult our old starburst clock to get the time. ..."

5. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow (2003)
"So I crawled into bed, and when my bladder woke me in the night, I had to go into the kitchen to consult our old starburst clock to get the time. ..."

6. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow (2003)
"... and when my bladder woke me in the night, I had to go into the kitchen to consult our old starburst clock to get the time. It was three AM, ..."

7. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow (2003)
"So I crawled into bed, and when my bladder woke me in the night, I had to go into the kitchen to consult our old starburst clock to get the time. ..."

8. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow (2003)
"So I crawled into bed, and when my bladder woke me in the night, I had to go into the kitchen to consult our old starburst clock to get the time. ..."

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