Meaning of STAR in English

— starless , adj.

/stahr/ , n., adj., v., starred, starring .


1. any of the heavenly bodies, except the moon, appearing as fixed luminous points in the sky at night.

2. Astron. any of the large, self-luminous, heavenly bodies, as the sun, Polaris, etc.

3. any heavenly body.

4. Astrol. a heavenly body, esp. a planet, considered as influencing humankind and events.

5. a person's destiny, fortune, temperament, etc., regarded as influenced and determined by the stars.

6. a conventionalized figure usually having five or six points radiating from or disposed about a center.

7. this figure used as an ornament, award, badge, mark of excellence, etc.: The movie was awarded three stars.

8. Jewelry.

a. a gem having the star cut.

b. the asterism in a crystal or a gemstone, as in a star sapphire.

c. a crystal or a gemstone having such asterism.

d. See star facet .

9. Print. an asterisk.

10. a person who is celebrated or distinguished in some art, profession, or other field.

11. a prominent actor, singer, or the like, esp. one who plays the leading role in a performance.

12. U.S. Mil. See battle star .

13. U.S. Navy.

a. a gold or bronze star worn on the ribbon of a decoration or medal to represent a second or subsequent award of the same decoration or medal.

b. a silver star worn in place of five gold or bronze stars.

14. a white spot on the forehead of a horse.

15. Heraldry. a mullet.

16. make someone see stars , to deal someone a severe blow causing the illusion of brilliant streaks of light before the eyes: The blow on the head made him see stars, and the next thing he knew he was in the hospital.

17. thank one's lucky stars , to acknowledge one's good fortune; be grateful: Instead of complaining about hospital bills she should thank her lucky stars she's still alive. Also, thank one's stars .


18. celebrated, prominent, or distinguished; preeminent: a star basketball player; a star reporter.

19. of or pertaining to a star or stars.


20. to set with or as with stars; spangle.

21. to feature as a star: an old movie starring Rudolph Valentino.

22. to mark with a star or asterisk, as for special notice.


23. to shine as a star; be brilliant or prominent.

24. (of a performer) to appear as a star: He starred in several productions of Shaw's plays.

[ bef. 900; ME sterre, OE steorra; c. OHG sterra; akin to OHG sterno, ON stjarna, Goth stairno, L stella, Gk astér, Skt str ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .