[ stahr-lahyk ]

  1. of the shape of or like a star.

  2. shining like a star.

  1. 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

Words Nearby starlike Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use starlike in a sentence

  • She was a most lovely girl, with a wild-rose complexion and starlike eyes, and full of life and buoyant hope.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • And then he felt a light touch on his arm, and turned to see the starlike beauty of Doña Jocasta beside him.

    The Treasure Trail | Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Moya did not lift the starlike eyes that were so troubled from the face of Bleyer.

    The Highgrader | William MacLeod Raine
  • And all this for a cluster of starlike blossoms that looked over the edge of the rock above him and nodded in derision!

    The Court Jester | Cornelia Baker
  • Then in a moment a wonderful starlike form flashed out, a noble form of glowing silver light on the deep purple-coloured sky.

    The Astronomy of the Bible | E. Walter Maunder