a white to yellow star, as Canopus, Polaris, or Procyon, having a surface temperature between 6000 and 7500 K and an absorption spectrum in which the pair of ultraviolet lines of singly ionized calcium and the Balmer series of hydrogen are of about equal strength
An actor's or actress's co-stars are the other actors or actresses who also have one of the main parts in a particular film.
An all-star cast, performance, or game is one which contains only famous or extremely good performers or players.
an invisible star known to exist only from observation of its radio, infrared, or other spectrum or of its gravitational effect, such as an invisible component of a binary or multiple star
A film star is a famous actor or actress who appears in films.
(of a hotel ) first-class, top-quality, or offering exceptional luxury
of high, or of the highest, quality
a small, gold-colored star displayed to represent a member of the U.S. armed forces killed in war
a guiding principle, rule, standard, etc
a famous singer or musician who performs pop music
a pop musician, usually a singer, who is very famous
See star chart
the main role, or one of the main roles
a ruby that resembles a starlike figure in reflected light because of its crystalline structure
Your star sign is the sign of the zodiac under which you were born.
The star turn of a performance or show is the main item, or the one that is considered to be the most interesting or exciting.
(in the US) a proposed system of artificial satellites armed with lasers to destroy enemy missiles in space
leaded petrol that has a low octane number; inferior leaded petrol
any of several echinoderms of the genus Gorgonocephalus, in which long slender arms radiate from a central disc: order Ophiuroidea ( brittle-stars )
a small star worn on a campaign ribbon, awarded to a member of the armed forces for participation in a particular battle or campaign
a double star system comprising two stars orbiting around their common centre of mass . A visual binary can be seen through a telescope . A spectroscopic binary can only be observed by the spectroscopic Doppler shift as each star moves towards or away from the earth
a child who attains celebrity status
two stars, appearing close together when viewed through a telescope ; either physically associated ( binary star) or not associated ( optical double star)
any luminosity class V star, such as the sun, lying in the main sequence of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
any of the stars in the Ptolemaic system, all of which were thought to be attached to an outer crystal sphere thus explaining their apparent lack of movement
a red dwarf star in which outbursts, thought to be analogous to solar flares, occur, increasing the luminosity by several magnitudes in a few minutes
any of a class of stars, such as Capella and Arcturus, that have swelled and brightened considerably as they approach the end of their life, their energy supply having changed
a famous entertainer making an appearance in a show in which he or she is not a regular performer
a person who is well-known because of frequent appearances in the mass media
A movie star is a famous actor or actress who appears in films.
a celestial object, such as a supernova remnant or quasar, that is a source of radio waves
A rising star in a particular sport, art, or area of business is someone who is starting to do very well and who people think will soon be very successful.
a type of star, usually of spectral type B to F, surrounded by a gaseous shell
a bronze star with a small silver star at the center, awarded to a soldier who has been cited in orders for gallantry in action, when the citation does not warrant the award of a Medal of Honor or the Distinguished Service Cross
a small Chinese evergreen tree ( Illicium verum ) yielding an aromatic oil
a West Indian sapotaceous tree, Chrysophyllum cainito, with smooth-skinned edible greenish-purple fruit
a chart or map showing the relative apparent positions of the stars, as seen from the earth, in a particular area of the sky
any of a vast number of celestial objects that are visible in the clear night sky as points of light
→ carambola (sense 2 )
A star-gazer is someone who studies the stars as an astronomer or astrologer.
Star-gazing is the activity of studying the stars as an astronomer or astrologer.
any of various temperate and tropical plants of the amaryllidaceous genus Hypoxis, having long grasslike leaves and yellow star-shaped flowers
a common junction connected to the ends of windings of a polyphase electrical device or system of devices
The star prize in a competition is the most valuable prize.
a rating indicated by stars (usually 1–5), the highest number of stars indicating the best quality, highest amount etc
a mail route serviced by a private contractor
an artillery shell containing a flare or other illuminant : often containing a parachute to prolong the descent of the illuminating material