[ stel-er ]
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  1. of or relating to the stars; consisting of stars.

  2. like a star, as in brilliance, shape, etc.

  1. pertaining to a preeminent performer, athlete, etc.

Origin of stellar

1650–60; <Late Latin stellāris, equivalent to stell(a) star + -ārius-ar1

Other words from stellar

  • non·stel·lar, adjective
  • trans·stel·lar, adjective

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How to use stellar in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for stellar


/ (ˈstɛlə) /

  1. of, relating to, involving, or resembling a star or stars

  2. of or relating to star entertainers

  1. informal outstanding or immense: companies are registering stellar profits

Origin of stellar

C17: from Late Latin stellāris, from Latin stella star

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Scientific definitions for stellar


[ stĕlər ]

  1. Relating to or consisting of stars.

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