star

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See also: Star, 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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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.

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  • (astronomy): * (abbreviation)

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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.
    2. (transitive) To feature a performer or a headliner, especially in a movie or an entertainment program.
    3. (transitive) To mark with a star or asterisk.
    4. (transitive) 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]

    Etymology[edit]

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

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    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

    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]

    Borrowed from English star.

    Noun[edit]

    star f (invariable)

    1. star (celebrity)

    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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    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

    Verb[edit]

    star

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

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