- a four-dollar pattern coin of the U.S. having a metal content based on the metric system, issued 1879–80: designed to be used as an international coin.
- Frank (Phillip),born 1936, U.S. painter.
- Joseph,1887–1946, U.S. painter, born in Italy.
- a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “star.”
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Examples from the Web for stella
After tightening her collar, Stella assumed slave posture: on her knees, legs slightly spread, palm resting face-up on her thighs.
“The psychology of BDSM is lacking in other formal training regiments and interactions,” added Stella.
Couple guided Stella as she crawled and dipped her chest to pick up each magnet.
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons This novel won the literary Prix Femina Étranger.These Female Contemporaries Weren’t Afraid of Virginia Woolf
November 20, 2014
Under the name “Stella Ann,” she filmed a scene for the site at the age of 18.A College Student’s Death Is Now a Talking Point About Porn
May 23, 2014
It was the plaid belonging to Stella Hardy, who had died in her teens.Tiverton Tales
Stella's goin' to be all right, they think, but nothin' will do but Mary must stay a spell.Meadow Grass
Stella was slight and fair, with blue eyes that were rather hard but expressive.My Double Life
Thou knowest, in my verses to my Stella, my mind on this occasion.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
Stella was there now, with a well-thumbed copy of “Pride and Prejudice” in her hand.The First Violin
Word Origin and History for stella
fem. proper name, from Latin stella "star" (see star (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A star or star-shaped figure.
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