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ADJECTIVE (2)

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)]

2. being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars;
- Example: "an astral body"
- Example: "stellar light"
[syn: stellar, astral]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stellar \Stel"lar\, Stellary \Stel"la*ry\, a. [L. stellaris, fr. stella a star. See Star.] 1. Of or pertaining to stars; astral; as, a stellar figure; stellary orbs. [1913 Webster] [These soft fires] in part shed down Their stellar virtue. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Full of stars; starry; as, stellar regions. [1913 Webster] Stellate
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

stellar 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)] 2: being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars; "an astral body"; "stellar light" [syn: stellar, astral]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

128 Moby Thesaurus words for "stellar": Cynthian, actor-proof, all-star, anagalactic, arch, asteroidal, astral, astrologic, astrologistic, astrologous, astronomic, astrophysical, ballet, balletic, banner, capital, cardinal, celestial, central, champion, chief, cinematic, cinematographic, circumplanetary, cislunar, cock, crowning, dominant, dramatic, dramatical, dramaturgic, empyreal, empyrean, equinoctial, extragalactic, film, filmic, first, focal, foremost, galactic, gleaming, great, ham, hammy, headmost, heavenly, hegemonic, heliacal, histrionic, intercosmic, interplanetary, intersidereal, interstellar, leading, legitimate, luminous, lunar, lunary, lunate, lunular, lunulate, lustrous, magisterial, main, major, master, melodramatic, meteoric, meteoritic, milked, monodramatic, movie, nebular, nebulose, nebulous, operatic, outstanding, overacted, overplayed, overruling, paramount, planetal, planetarian, planetary, planetesimal, predominant, preeminent, preponderant, prevailing, primal, primary, prime, principal, ranking, ruling, scenic, semilunar, shining, sidereal, solar, sovereign, spectacular, sphery, stagelike, stageworthy, stagy, star, star-spangled, star-studded, starlike, starring, starry, starstruck, stellary, supereminent, terrestrial, theaterlike, theatrical, thespian, thrown away, topflight, twinkling, underacted, underplayed, uranic, vaudevillian, zodiacal