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). Doublet of aster.

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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.
    • 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.
  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]

  • aster (obsolete)
  • (astronomy): * (abbreviation), sun

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

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See star/translations § Noun.

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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.
    She starred in dozens of silent movies.
  2. (transitive) To feature (a performer or a headliner), especially in a movie or an entertainment program.
    The show stars Calista Flockhart as a high-powered lawyer.
    • 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.
  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]

Root
s-t-r

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic سِتار(sitār).

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Noun[edit]

star m (plural stari)

  1. veil
    Synonym: velu (commoner)

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

Sabir[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian stare (to be).

Verb[edit]

star

  1. to be

References[edit]

  • Feissat et Demonchy, Dictionnaire de la Langue Franque, ou Petit Mauresque

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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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.