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I don't think the definition is quite true, since stars are composed of plasma, which is a different state of matter than a gas. it is true that they are primarily composed of the elements of Hydrogen and Helium. Thanks. — RJHall 21:32, 24 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Stars are composed of plasma. True. Text says so since long. Rursus 10:10, 3 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]


Someone requested deletion of 3: A celebrity or noteworthy performer. No motivation except "redundant". It's not redundant, "a star fighter aeroplane", "and a movie star". Exchange structure: "a star movie artist", and "a fighter aeroplane star", and we get entirely different meanings, the last one very hard to make sense of by me. So: KEEP. Rursus 10:10, 3 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]

I think the redunduncy note means that sense 3 is really the same as sense 2. I don’t see much difference in the two. —Stephen 14:44, 3 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]

needed senses:[edit]

  • star crossed lovers
  • a four star hotel

Not sure exactly how to define them tho. - [The]DaveRoss 01:20, 21 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]

That’s star-crossed (ill-fated, opposed by the stars), and four-star (of next-to-highest quality). —Stephen 01:53, 21 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Well, which definition of 'star' are they opposed by? Which kind of star are there four of? I am pretty sure there is more to star than we have anyway. - [The]DaveRoss 02:06, 21 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]
It’s the astrological sense of star that means a heavenly body considered as influencing mankind and events. The four stars refer to the little gold stars made of gold foil that are used to rate things. When awarding numbers of gold stars, one gold star is the lowest acceptable quality, and five stars is the highest. School children sometimes receive gold stars in appreciation of good work. For restaurants and hotels, five stars is the highest qualification and marks the most expensive in the industry. —Stephen 02:25, 21 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]


I sometimes see a verb-sense like "This movie stars John Travolta.", at the beginning of movies we often see captions like "Starring John Travolta" etc. Should this be noted in the entry?

Luminous star or shape?[edit]

The first meaning of star is "a small, immobile dot in the sky. Some of the stars shown are relatively close up though and appear as disks. That is more appropriately meaning two, a sphere of hot plasma. Yet instead of the second meaning being the label for THOSE stars, it is attached to the picture below, which is not the representation of any sphere but a star shape, a latter meaning. I am notifying other editors of the ambiguity. 03:18, 26 September 2009 (UTC)LeucineZipper[reply]