- 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 starringperform, portray, play, enact, star, headline, mark, emphasize, advertise, promote, spotlight, present, showing, pushing, turning, recommending, headlining, promoting, presenting, highlighting
Examples from the Web for starring
Contemporary Examples of starring
A bunch of books and a TV movie, starring Cuba Gooding Jr., followed.Ben Carson’s Bizarrely Serious, Seriously Bizarre Campaign Crew
November 12, 2014
And is now starring in a series that is returning to the network it first aired on, nine years later.How Lisa Kudrow Pulled Off TV’s Ultimate ‘Comeback’
November 6, 2014
This coming week, a revival of the play goes into previews, with Bradley Cooper in the starring role.The True Story of ‘The Elephant Man’
November 3, 2014
Commander in Chief, starring Geena Davis as the first female U.S. president, premiered in 2005.Will There Ever Be a ‘Good Wife’ Effect on Politics?
October 20, 2014
The site posted a “sex tape” starring Alyssa Milano that was actually all about the bloodshed in Syria.How Funny or Die Plans to Cover ISIS, Ebola and Elections
October 10, 2014
Historical Examples of starring
"You'll be starring it about the Continent by that time, my dear," said Mrs. Proudie to Griselda.Framley Parsonage
The hundredth night he gave when Perfecta was starring was town talk.Just Around the Corner
He has been so long used to starring it, that he makes light of stirring it.
"Starring in the provinces" was not an early occupation of the players of good repute.A Book of the Play
Connie Wentworth, she droned, you will make a world wide reputation as an actress, starring first as Lady Macbeth.Polly's First Year at Boarding School
- 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