Meaning of STAR in English


Pronunciation: ' stär

Function: noun

Usage: often attrib

Etymology: Middle English sterre, from Old English steorra; akin to Old High German sterno star, Latin stella, Greek ast ē r, astronomy

Date: before 12th century

1 a : a natural luminous body visible in the sky especially at night b : a self-luminous gaseous spheroidal celestial body of great mass which produces energy by means of nuclear fusion reactions

2 a (1) : a planet or a configuration of the planets that is held in astrology to influence one's destiny or fortune ― usually used in plural (2) : a waxing or waning fortune or fame <her star was rising> b obsolete : DESTINY

3 a : a conventional figure with five or more points that represents a star especially : ASTERISK b : an often star-shaped ornament or medal worn as a badge of honor, authority, or rank or as the insignia of an order c : one of a group of conventional stars used to place something in a scale of value

4 : something resembling a star <was hit on the head and saw star s >

5 a : the principal member of a theatrical or operatic company who usually plays the chief roles b : a highly publicized theatrical or motion-picture performer c : an outstandingly talented performer <a track star > d : a person who is preeminent in a particular field

– star · less \ -l ə s \ adjective

– star · like \ - ˌ l ī k \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.