- 1Of or relating to a star or stars: stellar structure and evolutionMore example sentences
- The stars are replaced by a homogenous sea of glowing hot gas with embedded jewels of stellar accretion disks, neutron stars and super nova remnants.
- It has been used for observations ranging from galaxy structure to stellar evolution.
- And a trio of roughly Earth-sized planets was found in 2002 to orbit a dense stellar corpse known as a neutron star.
- 1.1 • informal Featuring or having the quality of a star performer or performers: a stellar cast had been assembledMore example sentences
- One of the best soap opera parodies on television, Soap ran for four seasons and featured a stellar cast of players.
- Befitting such a stellar cast, the performances were superlative throughout.
- Add to that some solid performances from a stellar cast, notably an outstanding turn by Johnny Depp, and you have all the ingredients for a rollicking good tale.
- 1.2 • informal Exceptionally good; outstanding: his restaurant has received stellar ratings in the guidesMore example sentences
marvelous, outstanding, superb, first-rate, out of this world, heavenly, dazzling
- It's an exceptional read, a stellar reference, and a one-of-a-kind conversation partner for the trip.
- The former ‘Dateline’ host went into the big-time talk arena, but ratings were less than stellar.
- The show premiered two weeks ago to less than stellar ratings.
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- Moveover, not all of the stelliform arrangement of the drawing is necessary to form the invention.
- The stem is upright, from 30 cm to 80 cm tall, gray colored with thick stelliform hairs and a few leaves.
- At Ziegler's ball, the starburst pattern of lights on the walls is echoed by the lace edging of Alice's gown and by the blue stelliform ribbon on Szavost's lapel.
mid 17th century: from late Latin stellaris, from Latin stella 'star'.