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star British & World English

A fixed luminous point in the night sky which is a large, remote incandescent body like the sun

star English Thesaurus

the sky was full of stars

co-star British & World English

A cinema or stage star appearing with another or others of equal importance

all-star British & World English

Composed wholly of outstanding performers or players

dark star British & World English

A starlike object which emits little or no visible light. Its existence is inferred from other evidence, such as the eclipsing of other stars

Dog Star British & World English

The star Sirius

film star British & World English

An actor or actress who is famous for playing leading roles in films

five-star British & World English

Having five stars in a grading system in which this denotes the highest standard

four-star British & World English

(Especially of accommodation) given four stars in a grading system, typically one in which this denotes the highest standard or the next standard to the highest

one-star British & World English

Having one star in a grading system (especially of accommodation) in which this denotes the lowest standard

Pole Star British & World English

A fairly bright star located within one degree of the celestial north pole, in the constellation Ursa Minor. It is a triple star, the bright component of which is a cepheid variable

pop star British & World English

A famous and successful singer or performer of pop music

red star British & World English

The emblem of some communist countries

rock star British & World English

A famous and successful singer or performer of rock music

star ruby British & World English

A cabochon ruby reflecting an opalescent starlike image owing to its regular internal structure

star sign British & World English

A sign of the zodiac

star turn British & World English

The person or act that gives the most heralded or impressive performance in a programme

Star Wars British & World English

Popular name for Strategic Defense Initiative.

two-star British & World English

Given two stars in a grading system in which this denotes a low middle standard, being the next above one-star

film star English Thesaurus

a Hollywood film star

Pole Star New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

bright star located near the celestial north pole

Star Wars New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

the US Strategic Defense Initiative

basket star British & World English

A brittlestar having branched arms

binary star British & World English

A system of two stars in which one star revolves round the other or both revolve round a common centre

Bronze Star British & World English

A US military decoration awarded for heroic or meritorious achievement not involving participation in aerial flight

double star British & World English

Two stars actually or apparently very close together

flare star British & World English

A dwarf star which displays spasmodic outbursts of radiation, believed to be due to extremely intense flares

movie star British & World English

An actor or actress who is famous for playing leading roles in movies

polar star British & World English

A star at or close to a celestial pole, especially the Pole Star

Silver Star British & World English

A decoration bestowed by the US Army upon a soldier for gallantry in action

star anise British & World English

A small star-shaped fruit with one seed in each arm. It has an aniseed flavour and is used unripe in Asian cookery

star apple British & World English

An edible purple fruit with a star-shaped cross section

star cloud British & World English

A region where stars appear to be especially numerous and close together

star fruit British & World English

another term for carambola.

star route British & World English

A postal delivery route served by a private contractor

star shell British & World English

An explosive projectile designed to burst in the air and light up an enemy’s position

star stream British & World English

A systematic drift of stars in the same general direction within a galaxy

star-struck British & World English

Fascinated or greatly impressed by famous people, especially those connected with the cinema or the theatre

star system British & World English

A large number of stars with a perceptible structure; a galaxy

three-star British & World English

(Especially of accommodation or service) given three stars in a grading system in which this denotes a high class or quality, being one grade below four-star

Barnard's star British & World English

A red dwarf in the constellation Ophiuchus. It has a large proper motion and is one of the closest stars to the sun


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