- 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
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- of, relating to, involving, or resembling a star or stars
- of or relating to star entertainers
- informal outstanding or immensecompanies are registering stellar profits
C17: from Late Latin stellāris, from Latin stella star
Word Origin and History for trans-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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to or consisting of stars.
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