Definition of Star

1. Noun. (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior.

2. Verb. Feature as the star. "The movie stars Dustin Hoffman as an autistic man"
Generic synonyms: Feature, Have
Specialized synonyms: Co-star

3. Adjective. Indicating the most important performer or role. "A stellar performance"
Exact synonyms: Leading, Prima, Starring, Stellar
Similar to: Major

4. Noun. Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field.
Exact synonyms: Ace, Adept, Champion, Genius, Hotshot, Maven, Mavin, Sensation, Superstar, Virtuoso, Whiz, Whizz, Wiz, Wizard
Generic synonyms: Expert
Specialized synonyms: Track Star
Derivative terms: Ace, Adept, Virtuoso

5. Verb. Be the star in a performance.
Category relationships: Dramatic Art, Dramatics, Dramaturgy, Theater, Theatre
Generic synonyms: Do, Execute, Perform
Specialized synonyms: Co-star

6. Noun. Any celestial body visible (as a point of light) from the Earth at night.
Generic synonyms: Celestial Body, Heavenly Body
Specialized synonyms: Starlet
Derivative terms: Starry

7. Verb. Mark with an asterisk. "Linguists star unacceptable sentences"
Exact synonyms: Asterisk
Generic synonyms: Mark
Derivative terms: Asterisk

8. Noun. An actor who plays a principal role.
Exact synonyms: Lead, Principal
Generic synonyms: Actor, Histrion, Player, Role Player, Thespian
Specialized synonyms: Co-star, Film Star, Movie Star, Idol, Matinee Idol, Television Star, Tv Star

9. Noun. A plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem.

10. Noun. A performer who receives prominent billing.
Exact synonyms: Headliner
Generic synonyms: Performer, Performing Artist
Derivative terms: Headline, Stardom

11. Noun. A star-shaped character * used in printing.
Exact synonyms: Asterisk
Generic synonyms: Character, Grapheme, Graphic Symbol
Derivative terms: Asterisk

12. Noun. The topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub.
Exact synonyms: Star Topology
Generic synonyms: Network Topology, Topology

Definition of Star

1. n. One of the innumerable luminous bodies seen in the heavens; any heavenly body other than the sun, moon, comets, and nebulæ.

2. v. t. To set or adorn with stars, or bright, radiating bodies; to bespangle; as, a robe starred with gems.

3. v. i. 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.

Definition of Star

1. Noun. Any small luminous dot appearing in the cloudless portion of the night sky, especially with a fixed location relative to other such dots. ¹

2. Noun. (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. ¹

3. Noun. (geometry) A concave polygon with regular, pointy protrusions and indentations, generally with five or six points. ¹

4. Noun. A widely-known person; a celebrity. ¹

5. Noun. (acting) Actors in leading roles in movies, television shows and other dramatic media. ¹

6. Noun. An exceptionally talented person, often in a specific field. ¹

7. Noun. (printing) An asterisk (*). ¹

8. Noun. A symbol used to rate hotels, films, etc. with a higher number of stars denoting better quality. ¹

9. Noun. 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. ¹

10. Verb. To appear as a featured performer or headliner, especially in an entertainment program. ¹

11. Verb. To mark with a star or asterisk. ¹

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Definition of Star

1. to shine as a star (a natural luminous body visible in the sky) [v STARRED, STARRING, STARS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Star

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