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star

 
pronunciation:
star
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of a vast number of celestial bodies other than the moon visible from earth as points of light in the night sky.
definition 2: a design with five or six points radiating outward from a center.
definition 3: something having such a design or form.
definition 4: a performer or athlete who is considered to be outstanding, esp. one who has gained fame among the public.
She was a star on her high school volleyball team.He dreamed of becoming a movie star.
antonyms:
nobody
similar words:
ace, great
definition 5: one who has a leading role in a play or movie.
antonyms:
extra
definition 6: (usu. pl.) in astrology, a planet or arrangement of planets thought to have an impact on one's destiny.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: starred, starring, stars
definition 1: to feature (a performer) in a film or theatrical production.
similar words:
feature
definition 2: to decorate or mark with a star or stars.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to give an outstanding performance.
definition 2: to perform the lead or be the star in a play, film, or the like.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: standing out from all the rest due to superiority.
a star atheletea star reporter
synonyms:
exceptional, outstanding
derivation: starless (adj.)
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