Meaning of STAR in English

■ noun

1》 a fixed luminous point in the night sky which is a large, remote incandescent body like the sun.

2》 a stylized representation of a ~, typically with five or more points.

↘a ~-shaped symbol indicating a category of excellence.

↘used in names of ~fishes and similar echinoderms, e.g. cushion ~ .

3》 a famous or talented entertainer or sports player.

↘an outstanding person or thing.

4》 Astrology a planet, constellation, or configuration regarded as influencing one's fortunes or personality.

↘( ~s ) informal a horoscope.

5》 a white patch on the forehead of a horse or other animal.

■ verb ( ~s , ~ring , ~red )

1》 (of a film, play, etc.) have (someone) as a principal performer.

↘(of a performer) have a principal role in a film, play, etc.

2》 decorate or cover with ~-shaped marks or objects.

↘mark for special notice or recommendation with a ~.


my ~s! informal, dated an expression of surprise.

see ~s seem to see flashes of light, especially as a result of a blow on the head.


~dom noun

~less adjective

~like adjective


OE steorra , of Gmc origin.

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