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Noun: star  staa(r)
  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
    - ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz, megastar
     
  3. Any celestial body visible (as a point of light) from the Earth at night
     
  4. An actor who plays a principal role
    - principal, lead
     
  5. A plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem
     
  6. A performer who receives prominent billing
    - headliner
     
  7. A star-shaped character * used in printing
    - asterisk
     
  8. The topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub
    - star topology
Verb: star (starred,starring)  staa(r)
  1. Feature as the star
    "The movie stars Dustin Hoffman as an autistic man"
     
  2. (dramaturgy) be the star in a performance
     
  3. Mark with an asterisk
    "Linguists star unacceptable sentences";
    - asterisk
Adjective: star  staa(r)
  1. Indicating the most important performer or role
    "a star figure skater";
    - leading, prima, starring, stellar

Derived forms: starring, starred, stars

See also: major

Type of: actor, celestial body, character, do, execute, expert, feature, grapheme, graphic symbol, have, heavenly body, histrion, mark, network topology, perform, performer, performing artist, plane figure, player, role player, thespian, topology, two-dimensional figure

Part of: constellation, extragalactic nebula, galaxy

Encyclopedia: Star, NC