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Star is sometimes a misspelling of car or stair.

The word star is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun star

What does star mean as a name of something?

Star is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: stars

  1. (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
  2. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  3. any celestial body visible (as a point of light) from the Earth at night
  4. an actor who plays a principal role
  5. a plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem
    • lexical domain: Shapes - nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes
    • more generic terms: plane figure / two-dimensional figure = a two-dimensional shape
    • more specific words:
      • hexagram = a regular polygon formed by extending each of the sides of a regular hexagon to form two equilateral triangles
      • asterism = a star-shaped figure with six rays that is seen in some crystal structures under reflected or transmitted light
      • pentagram / pentangle / pentacle = a star with 5 points
  6. a performer who receives prominent billing
  7. a star-shaped character * used in printing
  8. the topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub

Alternative definition of the noun star


  1. Any small luminous dot appearing in the cloudless portion of the night sky, especially with a fixed location relative to other such dots.
    • [star] 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.
    • [geometry] A concave polygon with regular, pointy protrusions and indentations, generally with five or six points.
    • A widely-known person; a celebrity.
    • [acting] Actors in leading roles in movies, television shows and other dramatic media.
    • An exceptionally talented person, often in a specific field.
    • [printing] An asterisk (*).
    • A symbol used to rate quality, notably used for hotels, with ratings from 1 (poor quality) to 5 stars (top quality).
    • 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 starts, depending on the hand which is in the middle.

    Specialised definition of the noun star

    Glossary of sports

    extraordinary athlete who stands out based on excellent performances within a team or in a competition, often the object of a star cult in advertising, mass media, and fan clubs; (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

    the star boat, since 1911 Olympic sailing class, a keelboat for two sailors: 6.92 m long, 1.73 m wide, 1.02 m draught, and 27.93 m2 sail area; the class logo is a five-pointed star. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

    Definition of the adjective star

    What does star mean as an attribute of a noun?

    adjective - degrees: starer |

    1. indicating the most important performer or role
      • example: a star figure skater
      • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
      • synonyms of star: leading / prima / starring / stellar
      • similar: major

    Definition of the verb star

    What does star mean as a doing word?

    verb - inflections: starred, starring

    1. feature as the star
      • example: The movie stars Dustin Hoffman as an autistic man
      • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
      • more generic words: feature / have = have as a feature
      • more specific word: co-star = feature as the co-star in a performance
    2. be the star in a performance
      • syntax:
        Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
        [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]Miriam tutored her brother
        [Agent - being] [Verb] for [Theme]Her cousin clerked for Judge Davis
        [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Agent]The show starred Miriam
      • domain: dramatic art / dramatics / dramaturgy / theater / theatre
      • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
      • more generic words: do / execute / perform = carry out or perform an action
      • more specific word: co-star = be the co-star in a performance
    3. mark with an asterisk
      • example: Linguists star unacceptable sentences
      • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
      • synonym of star: asterisk
      • more generic word: mark = make or leave a mark on


    1. Star a.k.a. Moogwai: Chab is the stage name used by Swiss house music producer and remixer François Chabloz. Known for his progressive house style, Chabloz has an extensive history as a remixer and he has also released original material under the monikers Moogwai and Star. Artists remixed by Chab include Gorillaz, Depeche Mode, Röyksopp, Ayumi Hamasaki, Nelly Furtado, and Every Little Thing.
    2. Star a.k.a. Byul: Kim Go-Eun, better known by her stage name of 별, is a South Korean singer known mostly for her ballads. She was born on October 22, 1983 in Seosan, Chungcheongnam-do and studied in Dongduk Women's University.
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    3. Star a.k.a. Celeste Star is an American pornographic actress and adult model. She was the Penthouse Pet of the Month for July 2005. She is of Irish and Mexican origin.
    4. Star a.k.a. Dean Francis: Dean "Star" Francis is an English professional super middle/light heavy/cruiserweight boxer of the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s who has won the British Boxing Board of Control British super middleweight, BBBofC English cruiserweight title, European Boxing Union super middleweight title, World Boxing Organization Inter-Continental super middleweight title, International Boxing Organization Inter-Continental light heavyweight title, BBBofC British light heavyweight title, British Masters light-heavy title, and Commonwealth super middleweight title, and was a challenger for the World Boxing Council International super middleweight title against Jaffa Ballogou, BBBofC British super middleweight title against Matthew Barney, his professional fighting weight has varied from 167 lb, i.e. super middleweight to 181 lb, i.e. cruiserweight.
    5. Star a.k.a. Zonnique Jailee Pullins is the daughter of Tiny Cottle and Zonnie Zebo Pullins and the stepdaughter of T.I.
    6. Star a.k.a. Bel Parker is an actress.

    There are other people with in their name, like Ali Star, Lil Star, OKP-Star, Ray Star, Sol Star, Top Star, Coco Star, Judy Star, Lela Star, Lisa Star and many others.


    1. STAR a.k.a. STAR India is an Indian media and entertainment company, owned by 21st Century Fox. It is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. STAR India's portfolio includes 33 channels in eight languages.
    2. The Star was an automobile marque that was assembled by the Durant Motors Company between 1922 and 1928. Also known as the Star Car, Star was envisioned as a competitor against the Ford Model T.
    3. STAR is an interbank network and EFTPOS network in the United States. It is the largest American interbank network, with 2 million ATMs, 134 million cardholders and over 5,700 participating financial institutions. The STAR Network began in 1984 and was acquired by First Data Corporation in 2003. The network is owned and operated by STAR Networks, a subsidiary company of First Data. Its primary competitors include NYCE and Pulse.


    1. Star is a fictional character from the 2009 film Terminator Salvation.
    2. Star is a fictional character from the 1987 film Intervista.

    There are other characters with in their name, like Co-Star, La Star, Tv star, Red star, Sol Star, Evil Star, Film Star, June Star, Porn star, Star Lord, Star-Lord, Tony Star, Black Star, Molly Star, Movie star, Star Saber, Star Thief, Super Star, Süper Star.


    1. "Star" is a book written by Pamela Anderson and co-written by Eric Shaw Quinn.
    2. "Star" is a book written by Peter Biskind.
      • also known as "Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America"
      • language: English Language
      • genres: Non-fiction, Biography
      • subject: Warren Beatty
      • released on (6 years ago)


    1. "Star" a.k.a. "Star!" is a 1968 American musical film directed by Robert Wise. The screenplay by William Fairchild is based upon the life and career of British performer Gertrude Lawrence.
    2. "Star" is a 2001 short film directed by Guy Ritchie in which the Driver now carries an arrogant rock star who is visiting a major city. Played by Madonna, this title character wants to get away from her bodyguards in the Driver's BMW. He soon gets tired of her and decides to have a bit of fun.
    3. "Star" is a 1982, Indian Bollywood movie, directed by Vinod Pande, starring Kumar Gaurav, Rati Agnihotri, Raj Kiran, Saeed Jaffrey, A.K. Hangal, Dina Pathak and Padmini Kolhapure.
    4. "Star" is a 2001 Tamil action film directed by Praveen Gandhi and produced by Vijaykrishna. The film stars Prashanth and Jyothika in the lead roles while Raghuvaran and Vijayakumar play other pivotal roles. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by A.R. Rahman, while the film is edited by M. N. Rajan. The film opened to poor reviews and performed below average at the box office in July 2001.
    5. "Star" a.k.a. "Étoile", also known as Ballet or Star, is a 1989 film starring Jennifer Connelly and Gary McCleery.
    6. "Star" is a film, directed by Anna Melikian.
      • country: Russia
      • released in
    7. "Star" a.k.a. "Danielle Steel's Star": Danielle Steel's Star is a 1993 American made-for-television film starring Jennie Garth, Craig Bierko, Terry Farrell, Penny Fuller and Mitchell Ryan. This film is based on the novel Star by author Danielle Steel and is set in the 1970s. It was directed by Michael Miller and written by Danielle Steel and Claire Labine.


    Star a.k.a. *Star is a complex abstract strategy game by Ea Ea, a designer of Y. It is a redevelopment of his earlier game Star.


    1. "StAR" is an album by Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek, featuring Miroslav Vitous and Peter Erskine, released on the ECM label in 1991.
      • genre: Jazz
      • released in (25 years ago)
    2. "Star" is the debut album by the American band Belly. It was released in 1993 and was an unexpected success, going gold in the USA. The single "Feed the Tree" became a #1 Modern Rock hit, and the album was nominated for two Grammy Awards. "Slow Dog" peaked at #17 on the Modern Rock chart in the summer of 1993, while "Gepetto" peaked at #8 in the late fall/winter of 1993.
      • genres: Alternative rock, Jangle pop
      • released on (23 years ago)
      • award: - Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album nomination for Belly
    3. "Star" is Mika Nakashima's 11th album; it was released on October 27, 2010 in both CD only and CD+DVD formats. This album, which peaked at #3 on the Oricon 200 Album Chart, sold only 92,962 copies in its first week. Its sales total later rose to 155,457 copies, 4 weeks after its release. However, this sales figure was still lower than the debut sale of her previous studio album, Voice. To date, the album has sold over 180,000 copies in Japan alone.
    4. "Star" is a composition.
    5. "Star" is a song by Erasure, released in 1990 as the fourth European single from the group's fourth studio album Wild!.
    6. "Star" is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian rock artist Bryan Adams. It was released in November 1996 as the third single from the album, 18 til I Die. The song was utilized as the theme song for the 1996 film Jack starring Academy Award winner Robin Williams.
    7. "Star" is a single by the R&B/funk band Earth, Wind & Fire, released in 1979 from their studio album I Am. The song was written by Allee Willis, Eduardo Del Barrio and the bandleader Maurice White. "Star" rose to 64 on the US Hot 100 chart, 47 on the US R&B chart and 16 on the UK Singles chart.
    8. "Star" is New Zealand band Stellar's ninth single, and their third single from their second album Magic Line. This single is the last of the band's to have a physical release. The single, though charting for five weeks would only reach a position of #40. The single featured two B-sides, the Sub Mariner Remix of Taken, as well as the new B-side We Go Out. This song would later be featured on the soundtrack to the New Zealand horror film The Locals in 2003. Furthermore. after five minutes of silence the single would feature some bonus material. The first bonus sound clip was of the song We Go Out being read by a speech synthesiser and the other being a short James Bond take-of, where Andrew Maclaren played the role of James Bond and Kurt Shanks the speaking role of Miss Moneypenny.
    9. "Star" was the second Kevin Ayers single issued to promote his 1976 album, Yes We Have No Mañanas. Both songs were featured on the LP. Ayers would not release another single in the UK for three years.
    10. "Star" a.k.a. "Star!" is a 1968 soundtrack album by Julie Andrews.
      • also known as Star! Soundtrack
      • released in (48 years ago)
    11. "Star" is a 2002 studio album by the techno/house/electronic production group known as Milky.
    12. "Star" is the second album by Murk, also known as Funky Green Dogs. It was released in early 1999 on the label TWISTED America/MCA Records. With the introduction of new vocalist, Tamara Wallace, she brings new life and charisma to Murk's songs, making it much more satisfying LP overall. Includes the two major Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart hits, "Body" and "Can't Help It." Standout album tracks include "Won't Stop Loving You," "Keep Walking," and "Discotek.
    13. "Star" is a musical album of A-mei.
      • released on (8 years ago)
    14. "Star" a.k.a. "Star!" was composed by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn for the 1968 film Star!.


    1. Star is a city in northwestern Ada County, Idaho, United States. The population was 5,793 at the 2010 census, up from 1,795 in 2000. It was named in the 19th century by travelers on their way to Middleton and Boise who used the star on the school house to find east and west. The name stuck and it became Star, Idaho. Today it is a growing town west of Boise and its schools are shared with Middleton School District and West Ada School District.
    2. Star is a town in Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 876 at the 2010 census.
    3. STAR is a student association for business administration students of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University at the Erasmus University Rotterdam based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
      • also known as STAR Study Association RSM Erasmus University, Rotterdam; STAR Study Association RSM Erasmus University, main campus; STAR Study Association RSM Erasmus University
      • part of Rotterdam
      • official website:
    4. Star is an unincorporated community in Rankin County, Mississippi, southeast of Jackson. Its ZIP code is 39167, area code is 601 and local exchange is 845. The elevation is 423 feet. Star appears on the Star U.S. Geological Survey Map. The community is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.
    5. Star is an unincorporated community in Mills County in Central Texas. According to the Handbook of Texas, the community had an estimated population of 85 in 2000.
    6. Star is a small village in Fife, Scotland.
    7. Star is a hamlet in the north of the Welsh county of Pembrokeshire.
    8. Star is a hamlet in the English county of Somerset and is on the main A38 road to the east of Weston-super-Mare and north of Cheddar.
    9. Star is a settlement on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales.
    10. Star is an unincorporated community in Alger County, Michigan, with geographic coordinates of .

    There are other places with in their name, like star's, Red star, Alor Star, Blue Star, Dark Star, Lone-Star, Star Lake, Star Mill, Music Star, North Star, Star Hotel, Star Mills, Star Tower, Texas Star, Union Star, Rising Star, Silver Star, Star chitak.


    1. Star: In association football, some national and club sides include one or more stars as part of the badge appearing on their shirt, to represent important trophies the team has previously won. Often this is a unilateral decision by a team itself, rather than a specific privilege earned or sanctioned by any governing body and as such, the relevance of these stars on a club's shirt is somewhat tenuous.
      • also known as 冠军星章
    2. Star: Stars are often used as symbols for classification purposes. They are used by reviewers for ranking things such as films, TV shows, restaurants, and hotels. For example, one to five stars is commonly employed to categorize hotels.
      • also known as 星級
    3. Star: The International Star is a 6.9 m one-design racing keelboat for two people.
      • also known as International Star, Starboat
    4. Star is a high-circulation Turkish newspaper. It was established in 1999 by Star Media Group, drawing on the brand of the group's Star TV channel.
    5. Star is an heraldic charge, heraldic brisure.
    6. Star: In typography, a star is any of several glyphs with a number of points arrayed within an imaginary circle.
    7. Star: In graph theory, a star Sₖ is the complete bipartite graph K1,k: a tree with one internal node and k leaves. Alternatively, some authors define Sₖ to be the tree of order k with maximum diameter 2; in which case a star of k > 2 has k − 1 leaves.
    8. STAR Reading, STAR Early Literacy and STAR Math are standardized, computer-adaptive assessments created by Renaissance Learning, Inc., for use in K-12 education. Each is a "Tier 2" assessment of a skill that can be used any number of times due to item-bank technology. These assessments fall somewhere between progress monitoring tools and high-stakes tests.
    9. Star is an American celebrity tabloid magazine.
    10. The Star mansion is one of the Twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations. It is one of the southern mansions of the Vermilion Bird.
      • also known as Star mansion
    11. The star is an avant-garde body shape of solid body electric guitar, particularly favoured for heavy metal music. It blends some features of the Flying V and Gibson Explorer, both of them much older designs.
    12. STAR: Satellite Television Asia Region is an Asian television service owned by 21st Century Fox. It is headquartered in Hong Kong, with regional offices in mainland China, Taiwan and India.
    13. Star is a two-player abstract strategy board game developed in by Craige Schensted. It was first published in 1983 in Games magazine. It is connection game, related to games such as Hex, Y, Havannah, and TwixT. Unlike these games, however, the result is based a player having a higher final score rather than achieving a specific goal. He has since developed a slightly more complicated version called *Star with better balance between edge and center moves, writing "*Star is what those other games wanted to be.
      • also known as 貫星棋
    14. Star: In combinatorial game theory, star, written as or, is the value given to the game where both players have only the option of moving to the zero game. Star may also be denoted as the surreal form {0|0}. This game is an unconditional first-player win.
    15. Star a.k.a. Gedaged language: Gedaged is an Austronesian language spoken by about 7000 people in coastal villages and on islands in Astrolabe Bay, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea.
    16. Star was the first single off Extreme's fifth studio album Saudades de Rock. It was the band's first single after the reunion of the band in 2007 after a thirteen-year hiatus. The song was first released to the band's Myspace page and then on a single promo CD.

    Phrases with Star

    Phrases starting with the word Star:

    1. Star Drum
    2. Star Gyro
    3. Star Jump

    Phrases ending with the word Star:

    1. 5-Star
    2. co-star
    3. tv star
    4. All-star
    5. Bar Star
    6. bog star
    7. dog star
    8. Pop Star
    9. sea star
    10. Sea-Star
    11. blue star
    12. film star
    13. five-star
    14. lode star
    15. pole star
    16. Porn star
    17. rock star

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    Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Star

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    Google previewStar Wars Character Encyclopedia (2017)

    by Pablo Hidalgo

    DEATH STAR GUNNER IMPERIAL WEAPONS OPERATORS AFFILIATION: Empire SPECIES: Human HEIGHT: 1.8m (5ft 11in) APPEARANCES: IV, VI SEE ALSO: AT-AT pilot; AT-ST pilot; stormtrooper Gunners on platforms monitor the ...

    Google previewA Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology (2002)

    by Dr Gwendolyn Leick

    Venus The planet Venus is one of the great luminaries of the sky, appearing as the first star in the evening, and the last at dawn, when its brilliance alone illuminates the heavens. One or the other of these manifestations could be singled out for ...

    Google previewUrania: or, a compleat view of the Heavens; containing the Ancient and modern Astronomy in form of a Dictionary, etc (1754)

    by John Hill

    In astronomy, is frequently used to express one of the fixed stars, but that not always the same -, for there is a star of this denomination in every one of the constellations. It is so also with respect to the other letters of the Greek and Roman ...

    Google previewMongolian English Dictionary (2013)

    by Bawden,

    star (astr.), бядах~ asterism, constellation (also хорин найман од, the ...

    Google previewA Minecraft Mini-encyclopedia (2014)

    Dig Into Minecraft with this (parent-approved) Guide by Cori Dusmann

    Fireworks are made from a firework rocket and a firework star. If you craft the rocket without adding the star, it will shoot but there won't be any explosives. Firework stars are crafted to contain dye (16 colors to choose from) and special effects ...

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    Quotes about Star

    Thus speaks the star
    Leave them asleep
    Thus speaks the star
    Buried the past
    Thus speaks the star
    Go for fresh start
    Thus speaks the star
    Life is our and our
    Thus speaks the star
    Be optimistic and go far. (Gajanan Mishra)
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    Scrabble value of S1T1A1R1

    The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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