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
Word Origin for stellar
C17: from Late Latin stellāris, from Latin stella star
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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.
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Relating to or consisting of stars.
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