- of or relating to the stars; consisting of stars.
- like a star, as in brilliance, shape, etc.
- pertaining to a preeminent performer, athlete, etc.
Origin of stellar
Related Wordsastronomical, cosmic, galactic, outstanding, starry, shining, astral, heavenly, astrological, dominant, grand, highest, key, superior, supreme, celestial, chief, leading, principal
Examples from the Web for stellar
But it might, when we look back at the stellar performances young Hollywood produced this year, end up being ridiculous.Why Does Oscar Hate Young Men?
November 9, 2014
Oh does she deserve this nomination, and maybe even this award with her stellar aftermath-of-Will grief work.What's TV's Best Drama? 'True Detective,' 'Game of Thrones,' and Our Emmy Predictions
August 22, 2014
In addition to her stellar body of work, she will always be remembered for being the no-nonsense half of Bogie and Bacall.Bogie & Bacall: A Hollywood Romance for the Ages
August 13, 2014
Perhaps thanks to the surf and turf and the stellar Bordeaux and Sauvignon Blanc, there were no lost tempers.Up To A Point: My Problem With People Who Agree With Me
P. J. O’Rourke
July 20, 2014
No wonder whistleblowers are routinely slandered as being mentally unstable (stellar accomplishments notwithstanding).Crime Fighter’s Dilemma: My Country or My Family?
April 21, 2014
It came on bullet-fast, headed directly for the side of the Stellar.
The least value of the stellar velocity is evidently equal to zero.
The latter distance is chosen by some writers on stellar statistics.
Some Stellar Guard weapon, he thought, that had been loaned to this fellow.
They offered me a spot in the Stellar Guard and I'm signing up.
- of, relating to, involving, or resembling a star or stars
- of or relating to star entertainers
- informal outstanding or immensecompanies are registering stellar profits
Word Origin and History for stellar
1650s, "pertaining to stars, star-like," from Latin stellaris "pertaining to a star, starry," from stella (see star (n.)). Meaning "outstanding, leading" (1883) is from the theatrical sense of star.
- Relating to or consisting of stars.