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Adjective star has 1 sense
  1. leading, prima, star, starring, stellar - 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"
    Antonym: minor (indirect, via major)
Noun star has 8 senses
  1. star - (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
    --1 is a kind of
    celestial body, heavenly body
    --1 is a member of galaxy, extragalactic nebula; constellation
    --1 has particulars:
     Alpha Crucis; Beta Centauri; Beta Crucis; binary star, binary, double star; Deneb; Denebola; fixed star; giant star, giant; lodestar, loadstar; multiple star; neutron star; nova; Pollux; red dwarf, red dwarf star; red giant, red giant star; Regulus; Spica; Sterope, Asterope; sun; sun; supergiant; supernova; variable star, variable; white dwarf, white dwarf star
  2. ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz - someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    --2 is a kind of expert
    --2 has particulars: track star
    Derived form: verb star2
  3. star - any celestial body visible (as a point of light) from the Earth at night
    --3 is a kind of
    celestial body, heavenly body
  4. star - a plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem
    --4 is a kind of
    plane figure, two-dimensional figure
    --4 has particulars: hexagram; asterism; pentacle, pentagram
  5. star, principal, lead - an actor who plays a principal role
    --5 is a kind of actor, histrion, player, thespian, role player
    --5 has particulars:
     co-star; film star, movie star; idol, matinee idol; television star, TV star
    Derived forms: verb star2, verb star1
  6. headliner, star - a performer who receives prominent billing
    --6 is a kind of performer, performing artist
    Derived forms: verb star2, verb star1
  7. asterisk, star - a star-shaped character * used in printing
    --7 is a kind of character, grapheme, graphic symbol
    Derived form: verb star3
  8. star topology, star - the topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub
    --8 is a kind of topology, network topology
Verb star has 3 senses
  1. star - feature as the star; "The movie stars Dustin Hoffman as an autistic man"
    --1 is one way to
    have, feature
    Derived forms: noun star6, noun star5
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
  2. star - be the star in a performance
    --2 is one way to
    perform, execute, do
    Derived forms: noun star6, noun star5, noun star2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. star, asterisk - mark with an asterisk; "Linguists star unacceptable sentences"
    --3 is one way to mark
    Derived form: noun star7
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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