star

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English[edit]

Stars (1, 2)
A star shape (3)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sterre, from Old English steorra (star), from Proto-Germanic *sternô, *sternǭ (star), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr (star).

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star (plural stars)

  1. Any small luminous dot appearing in the cloudless portion of the night sky, especially with a fixed location relative to other such dots.
  2. (astronomy) A luminous celestial body, made up of plasma (particularly hydrogen and helium) and having a spherical shape. Depending on context the sun may or may not be included.
  3. (geometry) A concave polygon with regular, pointy protrusions and indentations, generally with five or six points.
  4. (acting) An actor in a leading role.
    Many Hollywood stars attended the launch party.
  5. An exceptionally talented or famous person, often in a specific field; a celebrity.
    His teacher tells us he is a star pupil.
  6. (printing) An asterisk (*).
  7. A symbol used to rate hotels, films, etc. with a higher number of stars denoting better quality.
  8. A simple dance, or part of a dance, where a group of four dancers each put their right or left hand in the middle and turn around in a circle. You call them right-hand stars or left-hand stars, depending on the hand which is in the middle.
  9. (astrology) A planet supposed to influence one's destiny.
    What's in the stars for you today? Find out in our horoscope.
  10. A star-shaped ornament worn on the breast to indicate rank or honour.
  11. A composition of combustible matter used in the heading of rockets, in mines, etc., which, exploding in the air, presents a starlike appearance.

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  • (astronomy): * (abbreviation)

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star (third-person singular simple present stars, present participle starring, simple past and past participle starred)

  1. To appear as a featured performer or headliner, especially in an entertainment program.
  2. To mark with a star or asterisk.
  3. To set or adorn with stars, or bright, radiating bodies; to bespangle.
    • Young
      A sable curtain starred with gold.

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Dutch[edit]

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star (comparative starder, superlative starst)

  1. stiff, frozen
  2. rigid

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English

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star f (plural stars)

  1. star (celebrity)
    Elle est devenue star. - she's become a star.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English

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star f (invariable)

  1. star (celebrity)

Mirandese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin stāre.

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star

  1. to be (indicates a temporary state)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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star m (definite singular staren, indefinite plural starar, definite plural starane)

  1. alternative form of stare

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *starъ.

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stȁr (definite stȃrī, comparative stàrijī, Cyrillic spelling ста̏р)

  1. old

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *starъ.

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stàr (comparative starêjši, superlative nàjstarêjši)

  1. old, aged
    Star sem dvajset let.
    I'm twenty years old.

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Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin stāre, present active infinitive of stō. Compare Italian stare

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star

  1. (transitive) To stay or remain
  2. (transitive) To live (somewhere)

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