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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
star (noun)
1.
a) a natural luminous body visible in the sky especially at night
b) a self-luminous gaseous spheroidal celestial body of great mass which produces energy by means of nuclear fusion reactions
2.
a) (1) a planet or a configuration of the planets that is held in astrology to influence one's destiny or fortune - usually used in plural
(2) a waxing or waning fortune or fame - her star was rising
b) obsolete - destiny
3.
a) a conventional figure with five or more points that represents a star , especially - asterisk
b) an often star-shaped ornament or medal worn as a badge of honor, authority, or rank or as the insignia of an order
c) one of a group of conventional used to place something in a scale of value - stars
4.
something resembling a star - was hit on the head and saw stars
5.
a) the principal member of a theatrical or operatic company who usually plays the chief roles
b) a highly publicized theatrical or motion-picture performer
c) an outstandingly talented performer - a track star
d) a person who is preeminent in a particular field
star (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to sprinkle or adorn with - stars
2.
a) to mark with a star as being preeminent
b) to mark with an asterisk
3.
intransitive verb
to feature in the most prominent or important role - the movie stars a famous stage personality
1.
to play the most prominent or important role
2.
to perform outstandingly
star (adjective)
1.
of, relating to, or being a star - received star billing
2.
of outstanding excellence - preeminent a star athlete
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
star (adjective)
1.
of or relating to the stars
SYNONIMS:
astral, star, starry
RELATED WORDS:
celestial, empyrean, heavenly; intergalactic, interstellar; astronomical ( astronomic), astrophysical; astronautic ( astronautical); starlike, star-spangled
star (adjective)
2.
standing above others in rank, importance, or achievement
SYNONIMS:
astral, bright, distinguished, illustrious, luminous, noble, notable, noteworthy, outstanding, preeminent, prestigious, redoubtable, signal, star, superior
RELATED WORDS:
celebrated, exalted, famed, famous, glorious, honored, renowned, reputable; infamous, notorious; dominant, paramount, predominant
NEAR ANTONYMS:
insignificant, minor, unimportant; average, inferior, mediocre; obscure, uncelebrated, unsung
star (adjective)
3.
widely known
SYNONIMS:
big-name, celebrated, famed, noted, notorious, prominent, renowned, star, visible, well-known
RELATED WORDS:
fabled, fabulous, legendary; infamous; distinguished, eminent, exceptional, great, illustrious, leading, notable, noteworthy, outstanding, preeminent, prestigious, remarkable, supereminent, superior; important, significant; acknowledged, recognized, respected; favorite, popular, preferred; estimable, honorable, reputable, respectable; formidable, redoubtable
NEAR ANTONYMS:
insignificant, unimportant; inconspicuous; undistinguished, unexceptional; unpopular
anonymous, nameless, obscure, uncelebrated, unfamous, unknown, unsung
star (noun)
1.
a ball-shaped gaseous celestial body that shines by its own light
SYNONIMS:
luminary, sphere, sun
RELATED WORDS:
cluster, constellation, galaxy; binary star, brown dwarf, dwarf, fixed star, gasser, giant star, lodestar ( loadstar), neutron star, nova, pulsar, quasar, red dwarf, red giant, red star, subdwarf, supercluster, supergiant, supernova, variable, variable star, white dwarf
star (noun)
2.
the person who has the most important role in a play, movie, or TV show
SYNONIMS:
headliner, lead, principal
RELATED WORDS:
leading lady, leading man; superstar; ingenue ( ingénue), starlet; star turn []; coprincipal, costar
NEAR ANTONYMS:
extra, supernumerary
star (noun)
3.
a person who is widely known and usually much talked about
SYNONIMS:
big name, cause célèbre ( cause celebre), celeb, figure, icon ( ikon), light, luminary, megastar, name, notability, notable, notoriety, personage, personality, somebody, standout, star, superstar, VIP
RELATED WORDS:
favorite, heartthrob, hero, idol; demigod, dignitary, eminence, immortal, monument, pillar, worthy; baron, big shot, bigwig, kahuna, magnate, mogul, nabob, panjandrum
NEAR ANTONYMS:
lightweight, mediocrity; has-been
nobody, noncelebrity
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