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Noun
A fixed luminous point in the night sky which is a large, remote incandescent body like the sun
“Astronomers would later scrutinize this star to a greater degree with the Hubble Space Telescope.”
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(astrology, the stars) A planet, constellation, or configuration regarded as influencing a person's fortunes or personality
“Cavalcanti berated the philosopher for giving so much consideration to the influence of the stars.”
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A famous person, typically successful or much-publicized
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“Carla would soon become a star in the world of chess.”
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A very famous or talented entertainer, especially an actor
“The producers were determined to find a well-known star that would draw large audiences.”
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A person or thing regarded as precious or special
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A person or thing regarded as the finest or most important in their sphere or group
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The chief character in a book, play, or film, typically identified with sympathetic and good qualities
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A person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities
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A person who partakes in an activity that entertains
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A person who is very skilled in a particular field or activity
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A medal or award conferred as an honor
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Any star in the universe that is similar to the sun, with or without planets
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The chief female singer in an opera or opera company
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(attributive) The most important one out of a related group
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Film star
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A person who is reliable or dependable
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An ambitious and successful person
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An ornament to be placed in the centre, as of a table, ceiling, etc.
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A sparkling spangle used for the decoration of ornate clothing
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Any sudden brightening of a previously inconspicuous star
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An actor's part in a play, film, etc
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To perform, especially as an actor in a film or stage show
“Leonardo would star in many of Martin's films.”
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To excel in a given field or endeavor
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“James may not have been athletically gifted, but he would star as a physicist.”
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Asterisk or identify
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To perform a fictitious role
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To cover something with spangles
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To have a significant part or role in a situation or process
Adjective
Of, or relating to, the stars
“Astrologers have identified a strange star system 145 light years from Earth.”
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Widely known, especially in a positive way
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“Casting was underway for star actors to feature in the upcoming film.”
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Exceeding others in quality or rank
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“The region's star attraction is the large, ornate fountain located in the heart of the old town square.”
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Endowed with special, particularly intellectual, abilities or skills
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“Elaine was a star pupil destined for great things.”
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Outstanding in standard or quality
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Relating to the stars or astronomy
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Gaining, resulting in, or relating to victory in a contest or competition
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