1. of the shape of or like a star.
  2. shining like a star.
  3. Also star-shaped. Mathematics. (of a set with respect to a point) having the property that the line segment connecting a given point and any other point in a region lies completely within the region.

Origin of starlike

First recorded in 1585–95; star + -like Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for starlike

Historical Examples of starlike

  • Moya did not lift the starlike eyes that were so troubled from the face of Bleyer.

    The Highgrader

    William MacLeod Raine

  • Her eyes were starlike, her whole expression was perfectly radiant.

  • She turned to him, her face glowing, starlike, out of the lace and mist.

    Uncle William

    Jennette Lee

  • How starlike were the eyes that turned toward the beloved friend and benefactress.

    Dixie Martin

    Grace May North

  • Already he saw in fancy her starlike eyes raised to his in mute gratitude, her white hand laid confidingly on his arm.