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NOUN (8)

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

2. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field;
[syn: ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz]

3. any celestial body visible (as a point of light) from the Earth at night;

4. an actor who plays a principal role;
[syn: star, principal, lead]

5. a plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem;

6. a performer who receives prominent billing;
[syn: headliner, star]

7. a star-shaped character * used in printing;
[syn: asterisk, star]

8. the topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub;
[syn: star topology, star]


VERB (3)

1. feature as the star;
- Example: "The movie stars Dustin Hoffman as an autistic man"

2. be the star in a performance;

3. mark with an asterisk;
- Example: "Linguists star unacceptable sentences"
[syn: star, asterisk]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. indicating the most important performer or role;
- Example: "the leading man"
- Example: "prima ballerina"
- Example: "prima donna"
- Example: "a star figure skater"
- Example: "the starring role"
- Example: "a stellar role"
- Example: "a stellar performance"
[syn: leading(p), prima(p), star(p), starring(p), stellar(a)]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Star \Star\ (st[aum]r), n. [OE. sterre, AS. steorra; akin to OFries. stera, OS. sterro, D. ster, OHG. sterno, sterro, G. stern, Icel. stjarna, Sw. stjerna, Dan. stierne, Goth. sta['i]rn[=o], Armor. & Corn. steren, L. stella, Gr. 'asth`r, 'a`stron, Skr. star; perhaps from a root meaning, to scatter, Skr. st[.r], L. sternere (cf. Stratum), and originally applied to the stars as being strewn over the sky, or as being scatterers or spreaders of light. [root]296. Cf. Aster, Asteroid, Constellation, Disaster, Stellar.] 1. One of the innumerable luminous bodies seen in the heavens; any heavenly body other than the sun, moon, comets, and nebulae. [1913 Webster] His eyen twinkled in his head aright, As do the stars in the frosty night. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Note: The stars are distinguished as planets, and fixed stars. See Planet, Fixed stars under Fixed, and Magnitude of a star under Magnitude. [1913 Webster] 2. The polestar; the north star. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. (Astrol.) A planet supposed to influence one's destiny; (usually pl.) a configuration of the planets, supposed to influence fortune. [1913 Webster] O malignant and ill-brooding stars. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Blesses his stars, and thinks it luxury. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 4. That which resembles the figure of a star, as an ornament worn on the breast to indicate rank or honor. [1913 Webster] On whom . . . Lavish Honor showered all her stars. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 5. 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. [1913 Webster] 6. (Pyrotechny) A composition of combustible matter used in the heading of rockets, in mines, etc., which, exploding in the air, presents a starlike appearance. [1913 Webster] 7. A person of brilliant and attractive qualities, especially on public occasions, as a distinguished orator, a leading theatrical performer, etc. [1913 Webster] Note: Star is used in the formation of compound words generally of obvious signification; as, star-aspiring, star-bespangled, star-bestudded, star-blasting, star-bright, star-crowned, star-directed, star-eyed, star-headed, star-paved, star-roofed, star-sprinkled, star-wreathed. [1913 Webster] Blazing star, Double star, Multiple star, Shooting star, etc. See under Blazing, Double, etc. Nebulous star (Astron.), a small well-defined circular nebula, having a bright nucleus at its center like a star. Star anise (Bot.), any plant of the genus Illicium; -- so called from its star-shaped capsules. Star apple (Bot.), a tropical American tree (Chrysophyllum Cainito), having a milky juice and oblong leaves with a silky-golden pubescence beneath. It bears an applelike fruit, the carpels of which present a starlike figure when cut across. The name is extended to the whole genus of about sixty species, and the natural order (Sapotaceae) to which it belongs is called the Star-apple family. Star conner, one who cons, or studies, the stars; an astronomer or an astrologer. --Gascoigne. Star coral (Zool.), any one of numerous species of stony corals belonging to Astraea, Orbicella, and allied genera, in which the calicles are round or polygonal and contain conspicuous radiating septa. Star cucumber. (Bot.) See under Cucumber. Star flower. (Bot.) (a) A plant of the genus Ornithogalum; star-of-Bethlehem. (b) See Starwort (b) . (c) An American plant of the genus Trientalis (Trientalis Americana). --Gray. Star fort (Fort.), a fort surrounded on the exterior with projecting angles; -- whence the name. Star gauge (Ordnance), a long rod, with adjustable points projecting radially at its end, for measuring the size of different parts of the bore of a gun. Star grass. (Bot.) (a) A small grasslike plant (Hypoxis erecta) having star-shaped yellow flowers. (b) The colicroot. See Colicroot. Star hyacinth (Bot.), a bulbous plant of the genus Scilla (Scilla autumnalis); -- called also star-headed hyacinth. Star jelly (Bot.), any one of several gelatinous plants (Nostoc commune, Nostoc edule, etc.). See Nostoc. Star lizard. (Zool.) Same as Stellion. Star-of-Bethlehem (Bot.), a bulbous liliaceous plant (Ornithogalum umbellatum) having a small white starlike flower. Star-of-the-earth (Bot.), a plant of the genus Plantago (Plantago coronopus), growing upon the seashore. Star polygon (Geom.), a polygon whose sides cut each other so as to form a star-shaped figure. Stars and Stripes, a popular name for the flag of the United States, which consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, alternately red and white, and a union having, in a blue field, white stars to represent the several States, one for each. With the old flag, the true American flag, the Eagle, and the Stars and Stripes, waving over the chamber in which we sit. --D. Webster. Star showers. See Shooting star, under Shooting. Star thistle (Bot.), an annual composite plant (Centaurea solstitialis) having the involucre armed with stout radiating spines. Star wheel (Mach.), a star-shaped disk, used as a kind of ratchet wheel, in repeating watches and the feed motions of some machines. Star worm (Zool.), a gephyrean. Temporary star (Astron.), a star which appears suddenly, shines for a period, and then nearly or quite disappears. These stars were supposed by some astronomers to be variable stars of long and undetermined periods. More recently, variations star in start intensity are classified more specifically, and this term is now obsolescent. See also nova. [Obsolescent] Variable star (Astron.), a star whose brilliancy varies periodically, generally with regularity, but sometimes irregularly; -- called periodical star when its changes occur at fixed periods. Water star grass (Bot.), an aquatic plant (Schollera graminea) with small yellow starlike blossoms. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Star \Star\ (st[aum]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Starred (st[aum]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Starring.] To set or adorn with stars, or bright, radiating bodies; to bespangle; as, a robe starred with gems. "A sable curtain starred with gold." --Young. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Star \Star\, 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. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

star adj 1: 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" [syn: leading(p), prima(p), star(p), starring(p), stellar(a)] n 1: (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior 2: someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field [syn: ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz] 3: any celestial body visible (as a point of light) from the Earth at night 4: an actor who plays a principal role [syn: star, principal, lead] 5: a plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem 6: a performer who receives prominent billing [syn: headliner, star] 7: a star-shaped character * used in printing [syn: asterisk, star] 8: the topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub [syn: star topology, star] v 1: feature as the star; "The movie stars Dustin Hoffman as an autistic man" 2: be the star in a performance 3: mark with an asterisk; "Linguists star unacceptable sentences" [syn: star, asterisk]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

326 Moby Thesaurus words for "star": A per se, Aldebaran, Canicula, Dog Star, Hershey bar, Hesper, Hesperus, Lucifer, North Star, Phosphor, Phosphorus, Polaris, Sirius, VIP, Venus, Vesper, accent, accentuate, ace, act, act as foil, amount to something, appear, arch, aviation badge, badge, banner, bar, barnstorm, be a gas, be a hit, be featured, be prominent, be somebody, be something, belabor, big name, big shot, bill, blue ribbon, bomb, boss, brilliant, candle, capital, cardinal, carry weight, celeb, celebrated, celebrity, celestial body, central, champion, chevron, chicken, chief, cock, come first, come out, comer, comet, commander, constellation, cordon, cordon bleu, count, crackerjack, crowning, cut ice, cut some ice, cynosure, danseur noble, daystar, dean, decoration, decoration of honor, dignitary, distinguished, diva, dominant, dramatize, dwell on, eagle, electric light bulb, electronics king, eminent, emote, emotionalize, emphasize, epaulet, evening star, fail, famed, famous, feature, feature attraction, figure, fire, first, first tragedian, first-rater, fixed stars, flame, flop, focal, folk hero, foremost, fugleman, galaxy, garter, genius, get top billing, give emphasis to, glim, gold star, good hand, grand cordon, great, great man, harp on, hash mark, head, headline, headliner, headmost, heavenly body, heavy lead, hegemonic, hero, heroine, higher-up, highlight, honcho, idol, illuminant, illuminator, illustrious, immortal, import, important, important person, incandescent body, incomparable, inimitable, insignia of branch, italicize, jeune premier, king, lamp, lantern, laureate, lead, leader, leading, leading lady, leading light, leading man, light, light bulb, light source, lion, living sapphires, lodestar, luminant, luminaries, luminary, magician, magisterial, mahatma, main, major, make a hit, man of genius, man of mark, master, master hand, master spirit, mastermind, match, matchless, matter, melodramatize, mime, moon, morning star, mount, name, nonpareil, notability, notable, nova, oak leaf, open, open a show, orb, order, organization insignia, ornament, outrank, outstanding, overaccentuate, overemphasize, overruling, overseas bar, overstress, pantomime, parachute badge, paragon, paramount, past master, patch, patter, peerless, perform, person of note, personage, pip, place emphasis on, play, play first fiddle, play the lead, playact, pleiad, point up, polar star, polestar, pop hero, popular hero, popular idol, practiced hand, precede, predominant, preeminent, premiere, preponderant, present, prevailing, preview, prima ballerina, prima donna, primal, primary, prime, principal, prodigy, produce, prominent, protagonist, public figure, punctuate, put on, rank, rank first, rank out, ranking, red ribbon, register, riband, ribbon, rub in, ruler, ruling, sage, scenarize, senior, service stripe, set the stage, shooting star, shoulder patch, shoulder sleeve insignia, signify, singer, sketch, skilled hand, social lion, somebody, source of light, sovereign, sphere, spotlight, spread eagle, stage, stand out, starry host, stars, steal the show, stellar, stooge, stress, stripe, submarine badge, succeed, success, sun, supereminent, superior, superman, supernova, superstar, take precedence, taper, tell, the greatest, the most, theatricalize, top, top dog, topflight, topnotcher, torch, tread the boards, troupe, try out, underline, underscore, unmatched, unparalleled, upstage, victor, virtuoso, weigh, whiz, winner, wizard, wonder, worthy
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

STAR Shareware Trade Association and Resources (org.)
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Star, NC -- U.S. town in North Carolina Population (2000): 807 Housing Units (2000): 364 Land area (2000): 1.210944 sq. miles (3.136330 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.210944 sq. miles (3.136330 sq. km) FIPS code: 64580 Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37 Location: 35.398366 N, 79.783280 W ZIP Codes (1990): 27356 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Star, NC Star
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Star, ID -- U.S. city in Idaho Population (2000): 1795 Housing Units (2000): 681 Land area (2000): 0.857813 sq. miles (2.221725 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.857813 sq. miles (2.221725 sq. km) FIPS code: 76870 Located within: Idaho (ID), FIPS 16 Location: 43.694084 N, 116.490225 W ZIP Codes (1990): 83669 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Star, ID Star