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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Star \Star\ (st[aum]r), n. [OE. sterre, AS. steorra; akin to
     OFries. stera, OS. sterro, D. ster, OHG. sterno, sterro, G.
     stern, Icel. stjarna, Sw. stjerna, Dan. stierne, Goth.
     sta['i]rn[=o], Armor. & Corn. steren, L. stella, Gr. 'asth`r,
     'a`stron, Skr. star; perhaps from a root meaning, to scatter,
     Skr. st[.r], L. sternere (cf. Stratum), and originally
     applied to the stars as being strewn over the sky, or as
     being scatterers or spreaders of light. [root]296. Cf.
     Aster, Asteroid, Constellation, Disaster, Stellar.]
     1. One of the innumerable luminous bodies seen in the
        heavens; any heavenly body other than the sun, moon,
        comets, and nebulae.
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              His eyen twinkled in his head aright,
              As do the stars in the frosty night.  --Chaucer.
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     Note: The stars are distinguished as planets, and fixed
           stars. See Planet, Fixed stars under Fixed, and
           Magnitude of a star under Magnitude.
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     2. The polestar; the north star. --Shak.
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     3. (Astrol.) A planet supposed to influence one's destiny;
        (usually pl.) a configuration of the planets, supposed to
        influence fortune.
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              O malignant and ill-brooding stars.   --Shak.
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              Blesses his stars, and thinks it luxury. --Addison.
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     4. That which resembles the figure of a star, as an ornament
        worn on the breast to indicate rank or honor.
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              On whom . . .
              Lavish Honor showered all her stars.  --Tennyson.
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     5. Specifically, a radiated mark in writing or printing; an
        asterisk [thus, *]; -- used as a reference to a note, or
        to fill a blank where something is omitted, etc.
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     6. (Pyrotechny) A composition of combustible matter used in
        the heading of rockets, in mines, etc., which, exploding
        in the air, presents a starlike appearance.
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     7. A person of brilliant and attractive qualities, especially
        on public occasions, as a distinguished orator, a leading
        theatrical performer, etc.
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     Note: Star is used in the formation of compound words
           generally of obvious signification; as, star-aspiring,
           star-bespangled, star-bestudded, star-blasting,
           star-bright, star-crowned, star-directed, star-eyed,
           star-headed, star-paved, star-roofed, star-sprinkled,
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     Blazing star, Double star, Multiple star, Shooting
     star, etc. See under Blazing, Double, etc.
     Nebulous star (Astron.), a small well-defined circular
        nebula, having a bright nucleus at its center like a star.
     Star anise (Bot.), any plant of the genus Illicium; -- so
        called from its star-shaped capsules.
     Star apple (Bot.), a tropical American tree ({Chrysophyllum
        Cainito), having a milky juice and oblong leaves with a
        silky-golden pubescence beneath. It bears an applelike
        fruit, the carpels of which present a starlike figure when
        cut across. The name is extended to the whole genus of
        about sixty species, and the natural order ({Sapotaceae)
        to which it belongs is called the Star-apple family.
     Star conner, one who cons, or studies, the stars; an
        astronomer or an astrologer. --Gascoigne.
     Star coral (Zool.), any one of numerous species of stony
        corals belonging to Astraea, Orbicella, and allied
        genera, in which the calicles are round or polygonal and
        contain conspicuous radiating septa.
     Star cucumber. (Bot.) See under Cucumber.
     Star flower. (Bot.)
        (a) A plant of the genus Ornithogalum;
        (b) See Starwort
        (b) .
        (c) An American plant of the genus Trientalis
            ({Trientalis Americana). --Gray.
     Star fort (Fort.), a fort surrounded on the exterior with
        projecting angles; -- whence the name.
     Star gauge (Ordnance), a long rod, with adjustable points
        projecting radially at its end, for measuring the size of
        different parts of the bore of a gun.
     Star grass. (Bot.)
        (a) A small grasslike plant ({Hypoxis erecta) having
            star-shaped yellow flowers.
        (b) The colicroot. See Colicroot.
     Star hyacinth (Bot.), a bulbous plant of the genus Scilla
        ({Scilla autumnalis); -- called also star-headed
     Star jelly (Bot.), any one of several gelatinous plants
        ({Nostoc commune, Nostoc edule, etc.). See Nostoc.
     Star lizard. (Zool.) Same as Stellion.
     Star-of-Bethlehem (Bot.), a bulbous liliaceous plant
        ({Ornithogalum umbellatum) having a small white starlike
     Star-of-the-earth (Bot.), a plant of the genus Plantago
        ({Plantago coronopus), growing upon the seashore.
     Star polygon (Geom.), a polygon whose sides cut each other
        so as to form a star-shaped figure.
     Stars and Stripes, a popular name for the flag of the
        United States, which consists of thirteen horizontal
        stripes, alternately red and white, and a union having, in
        a blue field, white stars to represent the several States,
        one for each.
              With the old flag, the true American flag, the
              Eagle, and the Stars and Stripes, waving over the
              chamber in which we sit.              --D. Webster.
     Star showers. See Shooting star, under Shooting.
     Star thistle (Bot.), an annual composite plant ({Centaurea
        solstitialis) having the involucre armed with stout
        radiating spines.
     Star wheel (Mach.), a star-shaped disk, used as a kind of
        ratchet wheel, in repeating watches and the feed motions
        of some machines.
     Star worm (Zool.), a gephyrean.
     Temporary star (Astron.), a star which appears suddenly,
        shines for a period, and then nearly or quite disappears.
        These stars were supposed by some astronomers to be
        variable stars of long and undetermined periods. More
        recently, variations star in start intensity are
        classified more specifically, and this term is now
        obsolescent. See also nova. [Obsolescent]
     Variable star (Astron.), a star whose brilliancy varies
        periodically, generally with regularity, but sometimes
        irregularly; -- called periodical star when its changes
        occur at fixed periods.
     Water star grass (Bot.), an aquatic plant ({Schollera
        graminea) with small yellow starlike blossoms.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Star \Star\ (st[aum]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Starred
     (st[aum]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Starring.]
     To set or adorn with stars, or bright, radiating bodies; to
     bespangle; as, a robe starred with gems. "A sable curtain
     starred with gold." --Young.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Star \Star\, v. i.
     To be bright, or attract attention, as a star; to shine like
     a star; to be brilliant or prominent; to play a part as a
     theatrical star. --W. Irving.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: indicating the most important performer or role; "the
             leading man"; "prima ballerina"; "prima donna"; "a star
             figure skater"; "the starring role"; "a stellar role"; "a
             stellar performance" [syn: leading(p), prima(p),
             star(p), starring(p), stellar(a)]
      n 1: (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates
           energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
      2: someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field [syn: ace,
         adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin,
         virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz,
         whizz, wizard, wiz]
      3: any celestial body visible (as a point of light) from the
         Earth at night
      4: an actor who plays a principal role [syn: star,
         principal, lead]
      5: a plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem
      6: a performer who receives prominent billing [syn: headliner,
      7: a star-shaped character * used in printing [syn: asterisk,
      8: the topology of a network whose components are connected to a
         hub [syn: star topology, star]
      v 1: feature as the star; "The movie stars Dustin Hoffman as an
           autistic man"
      2: be the star in a performance
      3: mark with an asterisk; "Linguists star unacceptable
         sentences" [syn: star, asterisk]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  326 Moby Thesaurus words for "star":
     A per se, Aldebaran, Canicula, Dog Star, Hershey bar, Hesper,
     Hesperus, Lucifer, North Star, Phosphor, Phosphorus, Polaris,
     Sirius, VIP, Venus, Vesper, accent, accentuate, ace, act,
     act as foil, amount to something, appear, arch, aviation badge,
     badge, banner, bar, barnstorm, be a gas, be a hit, be featured,
     be prominent, be somebody, be something, belabor, big name,
     big shot, bill, blue ribbon, bomb, boss, brilliant, candle,
     capital, cardinal, carry weight, celeb, celebrated, celebrity,
     celestial body, central, champion, chevron, chicken, chief, cock,
     come first, come out, comer, comet, commander, constellation,
     cordon, cordon bleu, count, crackerjack, crowning, cut ice,
     cut some ice, cynosure, danseur noble, daystar, dean, decoration,
     decoration of honor, dignitary, distinguished, diva, dominant,
     dramatize, dwell on, eagle, electric light bulb, electronics king,
     eminent, emote, emotionalize, emphasize, epaulet, evening star,
     fail, famed, famous, feature, feature attraction, figure, fire,
     first, first tragedian, first-rater, fixed stars, flame, flop,
     focal, folk hero, foremost, fugleman, galaxy, garter, genius,
     get top billing, give emphasis to, glim, gold star, good hand,
     grand cordon, great, great man, harp on, hash mark, head, headline,
     headliner, headmost, heavenly body, heavy lead, hegemonic, hero,
     heroine, higher-up, highlight, honcho, idol, illuminant,
     illuminator, illustrious, immortal, import, important,
     important person, incandescent body, incomparable, inimitable,
     insignia of branch, italicize, jeune premier, king, lamp, lantern,
     laureate, lead, leader, leading, leading lady, leading light,
     leading man, light, light bulb, light source, lion,
     living sapphires, lodestar, luminant, luminaries, luminary,
     magician, magisterial, mahatma, main, major, make a hit,
     man of genius, man of mark, master, master hand, master spirit,
     mastermind, match, matchless, matter, melodramatize, mime, moon,
     morning star, mount, name, nonpareil, notability, notable, nova,
     oak leaf, open, open a show, orb, order, organization insignia,
     ornament, outrank, outstanding, overaccentuate, overemphasize,
     overruling, overseas bar, overstress, pantomime, parachute badge,
     paragon, paramount, past master, patch, patter, peerless, perform,
     person of note, personage, pip, place emphasis on, play,
     play first fiddle, play the lead, playact, pleiad, point up,
     polar star, polestar, pop hero, popular hero, popular idol,
     practiced hand, precede, predominant, preeminent, premiere,
     preponderant, present, prevailing, preview, prima ballerina,
     prima donna, primal, primary, prime, principal, prodigy, produce,
     prominent, protagonist, public figure, punctuate, put on, rank,
     rank first, rank out, ranking, red ribbon, register, riband,
     ribbon, rub in, ruler, ruling, sage, scenarize, senior,
     service stripe, set the stage, shooting star, shoulder patch,
     shoulder sleeve insignia, signify, singer, sketch, skilled hand,
     social lion, somebody, source of light, sovereign, sphere,
     spotlight, spread eagle, stage, stand out, starry host, stars,
     steal the show, stellar, stooge, stress, stripe, submarine badge,
     succeed, success, sun, supereminent, superior, superman, supernova,
     superstar, take precedence, taper, tell, the greatest, the most,
     theatricalize, top, top dog, topflight, topnotcher, torch,
     tread the boards, troupe, try out, underline, underscore,
     unmatched, unparalleled, upstage, victor, virtuoso, weigh, whiz,
     winner, wizard, wonder, worthy

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Star, NC -- U.S. town in North Carolina
     Population (2000):    807
     Housing Units (2000): 364
     Land area (2000):     1.210944 sq. miles (3.136330 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.210944 sq. miles (3.136330 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            64580
     Located within:       North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
     Location:             35.398366 N, 79.783280 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     27356
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Star, NC

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Star, ID -- U.S. city in Idaho
     Population (2000):    1795
     Housing Units (2000): 681
     Land area (2000):     0.857813 sq. miles (2.221725 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.857813 sq. miles (2.221725 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            76870
     Located within:       Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
     Location:             43.694084 N, 116.490225 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     83669
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Star, ID

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