star Definition

  • 1a fixed luminous point in the night sky that is a large, remote incandescent body like the sun
  • 2a famous or exceptionally talented performer in the world of entertainment or sports
  • 3a shape or symbol with five or more points resembling a star in the sky

Using star: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "star" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The stars twinkled in the clear night sky.

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    She became a movie star after her first film.

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    The team's star player scored the winning goal.

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    He drew a star on the paper with a yellow marker.

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    The necklace was adorned with tiny stars and diamonds.

star Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using star

  • to be fortunate or successful in life


    He always seems to land on his feet and get what he wants; he must have been born under a lucky star.

  • when everything comes together perfectly for a particular outcome or event


    After years of hard work, the stars finally aligned and she got the promotion she had been hoping for.

  • wish upon a star

    to make a wish for good luck or success


    She closed her eyes and wished upon a star that she would win the lottery.

Phrases with star

  • to set one's goals or ambitions very high


    She always encouraged her children to reach for the stars and pursue their dreams.

  • star-crossed lovers

    two people in love who are prevented from being together by outside forces


    Their families were enemies, so they were star-crossed lovers who could never be together.

  • to experience a momentary loss of consciousness or clarity, often due to a blow to the head


    He got hit on the head and saw stars for a few seconds before regaining his senses.

Origins of star

from Old English 'steorra', from Proto-Germanic 'sterron'


Summary: star in Brief

The word 'star' [stɑːr] has three main meanings: a celestial body that shines in the night sky, a famous or exceptionally talented performer, and a shape or symbol with five or more points. Examples include 'The stars twinkled in the clear night sky,' 'She became a movie star after her first film,' and 'He drew a star on the paper with a yellow marker.' Phrases like 'reach for the stars' and idioms like 'the stars align' add further depth to the term.

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