star

Stars (1, 2).

Meanings

Noun

  • Any small luminous dot appearing in the cloudless portion of the night sky, especially with a fixed location relative to other such dots.
  • 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.
  • A concave polygon with regular, pointy protrusions and indentations, generally with five or six points.
  • An actor in a leading role.
  • An exceptionally talented or famous person, often in a specific field; a celebrity.
  • An asterisk (*).
  • A symbol used to rate hotels, films, etc. with a higher number of stars denoting better quality.
  • 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.
  • A planet supposed to influence one's destiny.
  • A star-shaped ornament worn on the breast to indicate rank or honour.
  • A composition of combustible matter used in the heading of rockets, in mines, etc., which, exploding in the air, presents a starlike appearance.

Verb

  • To appear as a featured performer or headliner, especially in an entertainment program.
  • To feature (a performer or a headliner), especially in a movie or an entertainment program.
  • To mark with a star or asterisk.
  • To set or adorn with stars, or bright, radiating bodies; to bespangle.
  • To shine like a star.

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