Meaning of STAR in English

STAR

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a comedy star (= a very famous comedy actor or actress )

The main role in the film is played by comedy star Whoopi Goldberg.

a distant planet/galaxy/star

They saw telescope images of the distant planet Neptune.

a film actor/star

John Voight, the American film star, is perhaps best known for his Oscar winning performance in 'Midnight Cowboy'.

a film stars/features sb

The film starred Brad Pitt.

a movie star

She looked like a movie star.

a movie stars/features sb

a movie starring Will Smith

a star rating (= a number of star symbols that shows a level of quality etc )

Each restaurant is given a star rating.

a star witness (= an important witness who says things that help one side a lot )

The judge ruled that the state’s star witness had lied on the stand.

a starring role (= one of the most important roles )

She was offered the starring role in a new British stage comedy.

falling star

film star

five star general

morning star

movie star

navigate by the stars

Early explorers used to navigate by the stars .

Pole Star

pop star

rising star

Francesca was a rising star in the cinema.

shooting star

star anise

star chamber

star in a film (= be one of the main characters in a film )

Robert Mitchum starred in a film called 'River of No Return' with Marilyn Monroe.

star in a movie (= play one of the main characters )

Depp will star in director Tim Burton’s next movie.

star jump

Star of David

star potential (= the potential to be a star in music, films etc )

The woman who spotted Kate’s star potential was Sarah Doukas.

star pupil (= a very good one )

a star pupil

star sign

star turn

star vehicle

MGM made the film as a star vehicle for Brando.

Stars and Stripes, the

the star attraction (= someone or something that many people want to see )

The former President was the star attraction of the conference.

the star of the show

Very quickly, Williams became the star of the show.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

big

The developers have tried to make it as realistic as possible and the game includes some of the sport's biggest stars .

Sure, sure, I know the networks like to spread their big stars all over the prime-time lot.

He was not a big star at the time and it was just a good song.

Who will be the biggest star of the Olympics?

There was a big gold star on the door.

Not like a big star at all.

His name and his music opened the new National Bowl, promoted now as a major venue for big rock stars .

They wanted maybe a big star .

bright

A spectrograph measures how bright a star is at any given wavelength.

Even as it was, the glare of the Earth, filling half the sky, drowned all but the brighter stars .

Most of the brighter stars plotted are of the second magnitude, while the fainter ones are of the fourth.

Discovered in the early 1960s, quasars at first seemed to be small, bright stars .

Then it erupted in a shower of cold, bright stars , brilliant with a sharp, astonishing, searing pain.

Also in the line of the rings was the bright star of Titan, and the fainter sparks of the other moons.

Capella is the sixth brightest star in the sky.

Away from the haze and lights of the city, bright stars fill the spectacularly clear sky.

lucky

I have sent thank-you cards to all my lucky stars by first-class post.

He was probably even now thanking his lucky stars for a narrow escape.

The Bruins this morning are thanking their lucky stars for goaltender Bill Ranford.

other

With other semi-regular stars , the periods are so ill-defined as to be barely recognizable, and sometimes the fluctuations become random.

No other stars are seen close to the radio position.

And Lancashire's other pace star , Phil DeFreitas, also has reason to catch the Essex captain's eye.

Her appeal to all generations was now something that separated her from almost any other pop star of her generation.

We know of other stars whose brightness changes periodically, over a timespan of hours, weeks or years.

Such weak interactions underlie the processes that fuel the Sun and other stars .

Pioneering producer Hal Roach also launched a host of other silent film stars including Harold Lloyd.

He determined the amount of neutral gas lying in front of Beta Canis Majoris and in front of 10 other stars in a similar direction.

pop

He's leaving, apparently, to become a pop star , and why not?

So goes life for an aspiring teen-age pop star who still wants to play baseball in his senior year of high school.

Ever fancied recreating the comedy deaths of pop stars ?

He had never intended the group to become pop stars - and Rotten's increasingly self-important behaviour was a worry.

Today researchers reveal who pop stars look up to, who they hate and how in touch with reality they are.

But by far the most popular answers for boys and girls respectively were footballer and pop star .

I can't understand why people want to be pop stars .

She really is an inspiration-and a pop star in the making.

rising

In part two: Cancer lifeline ... the new drug that could stop a killer spreading. Rising star .

His name was Mahmoud el Zaki and he was one of the Parquet's rising stars .

A chance to spot the rising stars of the sport.

As Chief Secretary to the Treasury, he is the youngest member of the Cabinet and its fastest rising star .

His main rival at the Express was another young rising star , Kelvin Mackenzie, who handled news.

And he will be pleasantly surprised to see that only three horses line up against his rising star .

rock

People in the rear craned to get a glimpse of the legendary rock star .

Biggest Surprise: The continuing transformation of Courtney Love from rock star grunge to classic elegance.

And Rod, infamous for his years of rock star excess, insisted he had no worries about Ruby going into showbiz.

Are movies stars aping rock stars?

I mean, look at all the rock stars dying on heroin.

Adolescent fans crowd around him, begging for autographs as if he were a rock star .

young

The young stars played sixteen-year-old lovers.

She ran off with a younger film star .

It didn't deter many of Hollywood's young stars in those days of silent movies from using drugs.

Yet the solar radiation from the sun, then a faint, young star , was approximately 30 percent less.

Academicians and up and coming young stars were offered honoured commissions for which they were well paid.

She was interested in promoting the careers of young stars .

■ NOUN

film

A millionaires' row for the aristocracy, film stars and the kings of international business empires.

Griffith and Mack Sennett both filmed in the area while silent film star Tom Mix was an early developer.

It will include an interview with film star Stewart Granger with whom Roma once appeared in a play on Broadway.

They were all a bunch of spoiled, badly behaved film stars and he had no patience with any of them.

The pornographic film star Ilona Staller, alias La Cicciolina, has withdrawn from the lists, pleading marital pressure and pregnancy.

Hedy Lamarr, the film star who was billed as the most beautiful woman in the world, has died aged 86.

She ran off with a younger film star .

Nigel wondered if any film star would be discerning enough to employ him if he applied for a chauffeur's job.

football

No one knew whether the civil jury would hold the former football star liable for two brutal murders.

And the police clearly fed the flames by publicly announcing they were investigating the football stars .

And he had no shortage of women, did he? Football stars are well supplied with female groupies.

Jurors took less than a half-hour Thursday to clear professional football star Warren Moon of assaulting his wife.

He was a football star in college.

In addition to excelling academically, Mr Packard was a football star and big man around campus.

Though football star Dan Marino and swimsuit models were on hand, it was the Hansons who were mobbed.

morning

The Germanic cavalry often had morning stars made entirely of iron.

The stars were leaving the sky; even the lingering morning star was dim.

The Enlightenment was the morning star of modernity.

The morning star has withdrawn behind the curtain of light to wait for its chance to shine again tomorrow.

The planet they call the evening star , the morning star.

Or maybe something like the morning star that still hung in the dawning sky.

Venus and Jupiter, year in and year out, Contend for the crown Of morning star and of evening star.

movie

Will Hollywood movie stars leave all the on-screen action to their stunt men?

He wasn't just an actor or even just a movie star .

There was the disastrous decision to draft future movie star Brian Bosworth.

Oh yes, and Hollywood, movie stars , freeways, Baywatch and smog.

Walker had been consuming news space like a movie star in a fever of insecurity.

This face belongs to a great movie star , although you don't know it yet.

Flashbulbs fired like movie stars were coming.

neutron

This is about a factor of 3 smaller than current best estimates of the neutron star radius.

Despite such small size, a neutron star can contain as much mass as 500, 000 Earthsized planets.

They were therefore called neutron stars .

It is also too large a mass to be a neutron star .

In this context, a neutron star is effectively a single atomic nucleus.

It is highly relevant to ask what values have been measured for neutron star masses; do they fall in with expectation?

In the standard formation model, millisecond pulsars are formed when a neutron star accretes matter from an evolving companion.

Another such state is a neutron star .

■ VERB

become

He's leaving, apparently, to become a pop star , and why not?

She then became a star basketball player in high school, taking her team to the state championship.

While others had comparatively modest ambitions, her heart was set on becoming a star .

Only gradually did it dawn on me that I would never become a star .

Fortunately for us both, Dulcie had become a star both in theatre and films.

She went on to become a star of nightclubs, films and recordings.

Zoe Nesbitt was a top class rider who dreamed of becoming an equestrian star .

The rhythm Section became the stars .

rise

Then, Stich was a rising star , a young man of boundless potential.

She would have what every rising star needs: a cause.

One of the 21st century's rising stars is in Tucson today to play the piano.

If it is because of your stellar performance, perhaps the favoritism indicates that you are a rising star in the organization.

At 39, Brian Sabean is clearly the rising star in the organization.

He has been in politics, but there he was not a rising star , either.

Has not the dollar become the rising star of global currency markets in 1996 and early 1997?

shoot

Second, shooting stars are not stars.

Sometimes, you could go out and see the headlights like shooting stars .

Most burn up harmlessly, as shooting stars .

Many see their first shooting star , and with that, drift off to never-never land.

We are all familiar with shooting stars .

I remember seeing shooting stars , and how bright they were.

She sees a shooting star and is heartened by whatever hope it might portend, but before long she is crying again.

thank

He was probably even now thanking his lucky stars for a narrow escape.

The Bruins this morning are thanking their lucky stars for goaltender Bill Ranford.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be born under a lucky/unlucky star

give sb top/star billing

guiding light/hand/star

And that is what Aeneas's young son did under the guiding hand of Alecto.

Eddie was his hero, his guiding light.

Father Peter, its guiding light, was also its provider of funds and sustenance.

That will be the guiding light of the next Labour government.

To followers, he is more than just a guiding light - he is the Messiah.

Under Mr Yarrow's guiding hand, the reputation of the school was untarnished, these five long years.

play/star/appear etc opposite sb

reach for the stars

Jungle Boy and City Girl reach for the stars but it can't last, can it?

The Lord clearly despises the practice of reaching for the stars instead of turning to him.

thank your lucky stars

Thank your lucky stars the boy wasn't seriously hurt.

He was probably even now thanking his lucky stars for a narrow escape.

The Bruins this morning are thanking their lucky stars for goaltender Bill Ranford.

the Pole Star

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

'Blair Witch' star Heather Donahue has landed a new role in a college reunion film called 'Seven and a Match'.

After college, Weiss became a star in sports journalism.

Eddie Murphy is one of the most successful stars in Hollywood.

Former tennis star Bj"rn Borg also attended the reception.

His first movie made him a star .

Hollings' latest movie role could make her a big star .

If he becomes a big TV star , we'll probably never hear from him again.

James Caan was a big star in the '70s.

John Cusack is one of my favourite movie stars.

Peter Fonda is best known as the star of 'Easy Rider' and other 1960s biker films.

She was once married to a well-known football star .

Sonya's the class star .

The stars are beautiful tonight.

The flag's fifty stars represent the fifty states.

They're all strong players, but Laura's undoubtedly the star of the team.

Woodward continues to be the Post's star reporter.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A., Aragon, much like a movie star , was mobbed wherever he went.

Fenster rating: 3 out of 5 stars.

If she had stayed, all would have been different; it wasn't in her stars to stay.

Light and darkness, for example, are described before the sun, moon and stars.

They know the law of gravity that rules planets and stars and the universe at large.

When the dark edge of the satellite passed across a star , it dimmed briefly before the moment of eclipse.

With the flash of a million stars exploding, his brain registered its outrage as he was viciously felled.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

also

Besides producing, Moore also stars in one of the segments.

Jackie Cooper also starred as her perplexed boyfriend.

Shelley Winters also stars in this underrated thriller, tautly directed by Robert Wise.

as

Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson star as two journalists who fall in love with the help of spaghetti carbonara.

Andy Garcia stars as Jimmy the Saint, so called because he studied for the cloth before becoming a hood.

in

Bosses have yet to decide which show the family will star in , but Coronation Street and Emmerdale are favourites.

But the 25-year-old flyer made the most of his come-back chance when he starred in last weekend's win at Derby.

■ NOUN

actor

Man: Richard Burton apart, you starred with many leading actors - who has impressed you the most?

film

Both later adapted it into a film , starring Tom Courtenay and Julie Christie, and a television series.

He was partners in a company that made, and still distributes, corporate training films written and starring John Cleese.

His story was told in Costa-Gavras's 1982 film Missing, which starred Jack Lemmon.

There was an obliging clip from the awful-looking film Extreme Measures starring guest Hugh Grant.

The film , starring Albert Finney, contains one of the most deliciously bawdy food seductions ever.

But the colliery band played on-providing the story behind the critically acclaimed film Brassed Off starring Ewan MacGregor.

The lake alone, focus of a new film starring Ted Danson, has a singular mystique.

movie

It will be replaced by adventure movies starring Hollywood idols including Tom Cruise.

The truth is, no other cemetery on the face of the earth has as many dead movie stars as Hollywood Memorial.

In the movie Mark Wahlberg stars as Leo.

Set in 1936, the movie stars Mikhalkov himself as a revered Bolshevik and Ingeborga Dapkounaite as his wife.

Though movie stars and corporate moguls have run up prices in beach-front resorts recently, expect prices overall to stabilize.

Name the movie series that starred Leslie Nielsen as Detective Drebin. 5.

The 10-day festival is turning into a virtual showcase for movie stars making their debuts as filmmakers.

player

Is there any other less well known, former Leeds players , starring for other clubs nowadays out there?

rock

Interesting rock stars , uninspiring rock musicians.

role

Shrimp takes a starring role on the menu at just about every restaurant in town.

Carl Lumbly stars in the title role .

In the rematch, the Packers may learn that Kevin Williams is more than willing to play a starring role .

But the jitters and anxieties usually associated with a starring role in a new play are nowhere to be seen.

I suggested to Miller how he could play a starring role .

s

Although the 200 is her favorite, the 100 could lead to the birth of a new U. S . star .

series

They claimed the first Tardis, as used in the 1963 series starring William Hartnell, collapsed 16 years ago.

Name the movie series that starred Leslie Nielsen as Detective Drebin. 5.

The tales of the vessel's outrageous life on the coastal trade became a highly-successful series starring Roddy McMillan and John Grieve.

show

Bosses have yet to decide which show the family will star in, but Coronation Street and Emmerdale are favourites.

The show stars hunky Kevin Sorbo as the son of Zeus.

■ VERB

rise

Some, such as the CellNet, look like rising stars .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

give sb top/star billing

guiding light/hand/star

And that is what Aeneas's young son did under the guiding hand of Alecto.

Eddie was his hero, his guiding light.

Father Peter, its guiding light, was also its provider of funds and sustenance.

That will be the guiding light of the next Labour government.

To followers, he is more than just a guiding light - he is the Messiah.

Under Mr Yarrow's guiding hand, the reputation of the school was untarnished, these five long years.

play/star/appear etc opposite sb

the Pole Star

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Attenborough's 1987 "Cry Freedom" starred Denzel Washington.

Danny Aiello stars in this comedy about New York's first big lottery winner.

Director Jane Campion's latest film, which stars Kate Winslet and Harvey Keitel, was one of the highlights of the New York Film Festival.

Hollywood heart-throb Keanu Reeves is set to star in a true story based on a newspaper article from the Times.

Silverman also starred in "Brighton Beach Memoirs."

The film stars Patricia Arquette and is directed by Steven Brill.

The most important points have been starred.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Andy Vaughan starred for Wilmslow reaching an unbeaten 59 off only 42 deliveries.

Doyle's explosive shot starred the side window.

M.D. In sixty-four stage productions, so far - starring in twenty-six of them in London.

Paul Winfield and Kevin Hooks also star .

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