Origin of starred
- 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.
Origin of star
Related Words for starredovergrown, dotted, perform, portray, play, enact, star, headline, mark, emphasize, advertise, promote, spotlight, present, spotted, overspread, bejeweled, flowered, sown, peppered
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Contemporary Examples of starred
Late former governors of NY, TX starred in a 1994 snack chip ad.Mario Cuomo, Ann Richards Concede to Doritos
The Daily Beast Video
January 2, 2015
Colfer adapted the later into a 2012 film, which he also executive produced and starred in.Chris Colfer on Writing, Acting, and the Pain of Being A Pop Culture Trailblazer
December 15, 2014
It was only once he directed and starred in his own short film that he decided to pursue acting as a vocation.Renaissance Man Jared Leto Defies Categorization
The Daily Beast
December 8, 2014
In March 1971, he starred in the TV special Bill Cosby Talks With Children About Drugs.When Bill Cosby N-Bombed the Congressional Black Caucus
December 2, 2014
You starred on Entourage, but also seem to be cognizant of classism.Adrian Grenier Talks the Economy, the ‘Entourage’ Movie, and the HBO Series’ Alleged ‘Misogyny’
October 28, 2014
Historical Examples of starred
The derelict's forehead is punched in, starred across, and rent diagonally.With The Night Mail
"It was only six years ago that I starred in that," she went on.The Moving Picture Girls in War Plays
Laura Lee Hope
The turf beneath our feet was starred with cyclamens and wavering anemones.
The turf is starred with lilac gentian and crocus bells, but sparely.
The one that is starred carries the burden of the success of the show.The Art of Stage Dancing
- having luck or fortune as specified
- (in combination)ill-starred
- 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
Word Origin for star
Old English steorra, from Proto-Germanic *sterron, *sternon (cf. Old Saxon sterro, Old Norse stjarna, Old Frisian stera, Dutch ster, Old High German sterro, German Stern, Gothic stairno), from PIE *ster- (cf. Sanskrit star-, Hittite shittar, Greek aster, astron, Latin stella, Breton sterenn, Welsh seren "star").
Astrological sense of "influence of planets and zodiac on human affairs" is recorded from mid-13c.; star-crossed is from "Romeo and Juliet" (1592). Stars as a ranking of quality for hotels, restaurants, etc. are attested from 1886, originally in Baedecker guides. Brass star as a police badge is recorded from 1859 (New York City).
1824, "perform the lead part" (said of actors, singers, etc.), from star (n.). Sporting sense is from 1916. Related: Starred; starring.
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