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.
OE steorra , of Gmc origin.