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Definition of 'star'


  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
       Synonyms: ace adept champion sensation maven mavin virtuoso genius hotshot superstar whiz whizz wizard wiz
  3. any celestial body visible (as a point of light) from the Earth at night
  4. a plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem
  5. an actor who plays a principal role
       Synonyms: principal lead
  6. a performer who receives prominent billing
       Synonyms: headliner
  7. a star-shaped character * used in printing
       Synonyms: asterisk
  8. the topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub
       Synonyms: star topology


  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"
       Synonyms: asterisk


  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"
       Synonyms: leading prima starring stellar

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