- symbolic approval or recognition for outstanding merit or effort: You get the gold star for cooking such a gourmet dinner.
- anything that represents an outstanding effort or achievement: Her promotion was the gold star she'd been working for.
Origin of gold star
Related formsgold-star, adjective
Examples from the Web for gold star
I think his inauguration is a gold-star day in the annals of American history.
More than likely those seats will be reserved for the gold-star mothers—those who have lost their sons in battle.The Rover Boys in the Land of Luck|Edward Stratemeyer
What had the gold-star mothers of Western City to say to this?They Call Me Carpenter|Upton Sinclair