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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


Similarmajor


Antonymsminor


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


Synonymsheadliner


Broader (hypernym)performer, performing artist

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


Synonymsasterisk


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.


Synonymsasterisk


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)mark









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