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English adjective: star

1. star indicating the most important performer or role

SamplesThe leading man.
Prima ballerina.
Prima donna.
A star figure skater.
The starring role.
A stellar role.
A stellar performance.

Synonymsleading, prima, starring, stellar



English noun: star

1. star (object) (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior

Broader (hypernym)celestial body, heavenly body

Narrower (hyponym)binary, binary star, double star, fixed star, giant, giant star, loadstar, lodestar, multiple star, neutron star, nova, red dwarf, red dwarf star, red giant, red giant star, sun, supergiant, supernova, variable, variable star, white dwarf, white dwarf star

Instance hyponymAlpha Crucis, Asterope, Beta Centauri, Beta Crucis, Deneb, Denebola, Pollux, Regulus, Spica, Sterope, Sun

Member meronymconstellation, extragalactic nebula, galaxy

Domain categoryastronomy, uranology

2. star (person) someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

Synonymsace, adept, champion, genius, hotshot, maven, mavin, sensation, superstar, virtuoso, whiz, whizz, wiz, wizard

Broader (hypernym)expert

Narrower (hyponym)track star

3. star (object) any celestial body visible (as a point of light) from the Earth at night

Broader (hypernym)celestial body, heavenly body

Narrower (hyponym)starlet

4. star (person) an actor who plays a principal role

Synonymslead, principal

Broader (hypernym)actor, histrion, player, role player, thespian

Narrower (hyponym)co-star, film star, idol, matinee idol, movie star, television star, TV star

5. star (shape) a plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem

Broader (hypernym)plane figure, two-dimensional figure

Narrower (hyponym)asterism, hexagram, pentacle, pentagram, pentangle

6. star (person) a performer who receives prominent billing


Broader (hypernym)performer, performing artist

7. star (communication) a star-shaped character * used in printing


Broader (hypernym)character, grapheme, graphic symbol

8. star (cognition) the topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub

Synonymsstar topology

Broader (hypernym)network topology, topology

English verb: star

1. star (stative) feature as the star

SamplesThe movie stars Dustin Hoffman as an autistic man.

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)feature, have

Narrower (hyponym)co-star

2. star (creation) be the star in a performance

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)do, execute, perform

Narrower (hyponym)co-star

Domain categorydramatic art, dramatics, dramaturgy, theater, theatre

3. star (change) mark with an asterisk

SamplesLinguists star unacceptable sentences.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)mark

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