- a gold or bronze star worn on the ribbon of a decoration or medal to represent a second or subsequent award of the same decoration or medal.
- a silver star worn in place of five gold or bronze stars.
verb (used with object), starred, star·ring.
verb (used without object), starred, star·ring.
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Idioms for star
Origin of star
OTHER WORDS FROM starstarless, adjective
Words nearby star
How to use star in a sentence
It all seemed do-able, since he had already scoped out the area, found tunnels, and had caught star-nosed moles there before.How to hunt for star-nosed moles (and their holes)|Kenneth Catania|September 15, 2020|Popular Science
The team has been led by one of the most unusual stars, in an offense that produces a most unusual shot chart.Everything Should Be On The Table For The Houston Rockets. Even James Harden’s Future.|Chris Herring (email@example.com)|September 14, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
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King Richard, a biopic about Venus and Serena Williams’ father starring Will Smith, shifted from November 25, 2020, to November 19, 2021.How the coronavirus outbreak is roiling the film and entertainment industries|Alissa Wilkinson|September 11, 2020|Vox
We can directly link it to the gravitational influence from the three stars that are in the center of the disk.A strange dusty disk could hide a planet betwixt three stars|Paola Rosa-Aquino|September 11, 2020|Popular Science
Former Red Sox star Curt Schilling says his politics are keeping him out of Cooperstown.Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame|Ben Jacobs|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It was seen by a small delegation of star-struck prelates and dignitaries who later described the film as “moving.”Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I just recently rewatched all six Star Wars movies the other day… Oh wow, from the beginning?Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The star announces he is to marry his 27-year-old boyfriend.Meet Stephen Fry’s Future Husband (Who Is Less Than Half His Age)|Tom Sykes|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice turned herself in to serve a 15-month sentence for bankruptcy fraud.How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’|Michael Howard|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I had no idea who they were, as the Grand Duke was in morning costume, and had no star or decoration to distinguish him.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
When rapidly deposited, as by artificial precipitation, triple phosphate often takes feathery, star- or leaf-like forms.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
She liked him less than ever, nevertheless wished that he were her brother and the rising star in American politics.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
According to a weekly paper not only is Constance Binney a famous screen star, but she is also a first-class ukelele player.
I do not quite agree with the 'Star' as to the Fire-crest not being "very uncommon," though it occasionally occurs.Birds of Guernsey (1879)|Cecil Smith
British Dictionary definitions for star
- a hot gaseous mass, such as the sun, that radiates energy, esp as light and infrared radiation, usually derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior, and in some cases as ultraviolet, radio waves, and X-rays. The surface temperature can range from about 2100 to 40 000°CSee also Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, giant star, white dwarf, neutron star, black hole
- (as modifier)a star catalogue Related adjectives: astral, sidereal, stellar
- a celestial body, esp a planet, supposed to influence events, personalities, etc
- (plural) another name for horoscope (def. 1)
- a distinguished or glamorous celebrity, often from the entertainment world
- (as modifier)star quality
verb stars, starring or starred
Derived forms of starstarless, adjectivestarlike, adjective
Word Origin for star
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Idioms and Phrases with star
In addition to the idiom beginning with star
- stare down
- stare in the face
- stars in one's eyes, have
- born under a lucky star
- see stars
- thank one's lucky stars