star

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See also: Star, stár, står, and Stär

English[edit]

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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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Noun[edit]

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.
    • 1920, Mary Roberts Rinehart; Avery Hopwood, “The Shadow of the Bat”, in The Bat: A Novel from the Play (Dell Book; 241), New York, N.Y.: Dell Publishing Company, OCLC 20230794, page 8:
      Star reporter, leg-man, cub, veteran gray in the trade—one and all they tried to pin the Bat like a caught butterfly to the front page of their respective journals—soon or late each gave up, beaten. He was news— [] —the brief, staccato recital of his career in the morgues of the great dailies grew longer and more incredible each day.
  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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      On whom [] / Lavish Honour showered all her stars.
  11. A composition of combustible matter used in the heading of rockets, in mines, etc., which, exploding in the air, presents a starlike appearance.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (astronomy): * (abbreviation)

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    Descendants[edit]

    • French: star
    • German: Star
    • Italian: star

    Translations[edit]

    See star/translations § Noun

    Verb[edit]

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

    1. (intransitive) To appear as a featured performer or headliner, especially in an entertainment program.
    2. (transitive) To feature (a performer or a headliner), especially in a movie or an entertainment program.
      • 2004, David W. Menefee, The First Female Stars: Women of the Silent Era, page 4:
        "What followed this decision was exactly what we had expected: Mr. Fox, realizing that the public was tiring of Theda Bara in vampire roles, announced that he would star her in a production of Romeo and Juliet," she illustrated.
    3. (transitive) To mark with a star or asterisk.
    4. (transitive) To set or adorn with stars, or bright, radiating bodies; to bespangle.
      • (Can we date this quote by Young and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
        Thy gloomy grandeurs (Nature's most august, / Inspiring aspect!) claim a grateful verse; / And like a sable curtain starr'd with gold, / Drawn o'er my labours past, shall close the scene.
    5. (intransitive) To shine like a star.

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    Dutch[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Middle Dutch star, from Old Dutch [Term?], from Proto-Germanic *staraz.

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    Adjective[edit]

    star (comparative starder, superlative starst)

    1. stiff, frozen
    2. rigid

    Inflection[edit]

    Inflection of star
    uninflected star
    inflected starre
    comparative starder
    positive comparative superlative
    predicative/adverbial star starder het starst
    het starste
    indefinite m./f. sing. starre stardere starste
    n. sing. star starder starste
    plural starre stardere starste
    definite starre stardere starste
    partitive stars starders

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    French[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From English star.

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    Noun[edit]

    star f (plural stars)

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

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    Italian[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    Borrowed from English star.

    Noun[edit]

    star f (invariable)

    1. star (celebrity)

    Maltese[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Arabic سِتار(sitār).

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    Noun[edit]

    star m (plural stari)

    1. (chiefly literary) veil
      Synonym: velu

    Mirandese[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Latin stāre.

    Verb[edit]

    star

    1. to be (indicates a temporary state)

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    Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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    Noun[edit]

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

    1. alternative form of stare

    Noun[edit]

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

    1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by stær

    Portuguese[edit]

    Verb[edit]

    star (first-person singular present indicative stou, past participle stado)

    1. Obsolete spelling of estar

    Serbo-Croatian[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Proto-Slavic *starъ.

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    Adjective[edit]

    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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    Adjective[edit]

    stȁr (comparative starȇjši, superlative nȁjstarȇjši)

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

    Inflection[edit]

    Hard
    masculine feminine neuter
    nom. sing. stàr stára stáro
    singular
    masculine feminine neuter
    nominative stàr ind
    stári def
    stára stáro
    accusative nominativeinan or
    genitive
    anim
    stáro stáro
    genitive stárega stáre stárega
    dative stáremu stári stáremu
    locative stárem stári stárem
    instrumental stárim stáro stárim
    dual
    masculine feminine neuter
    nominative stára stári stári
    accusative stára stári stári
    genitive stárih stárih stárih
    dative stárima stárima stárima
    locative stárih stárih stárih
    instrumental stárima stárima stárima
    plural
    masculine feminine neuter
    nominative stári stáre stára
    accusative stáre stáre stára
    genitive stárih stárih stárih
    dative stárim stárim stárim
    locative stárih stárih stárih
    instrumental stárimi stárimi stárimi

    This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

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    Further reading[edit]

    • star”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

    Venetian[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

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

    Verb[edit]

    star

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

    Conjugation[edit]

    • Venetian conjugation varies from one region to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.