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star

noun [C]  us   /stɑr/

star noun [C] (OBJECT IN SPACE)

a large ball of burning gas in space that is usually seen from earth as a point of light in the sky at night: Stars twinkled in the night sky.

star noun [C] (SHAPE)

a shape having four or more pointed parts coming out from a center at equal distances: The children were cutting stars out of paper to make decorations. A star is sometimes used as a symbol of quality: The Times gave this restaurant three stars. A star is also used as a symbol of rank or position: a four-star general A star is also an asterisk (= the symbol *).

star noun [C] (PERFORMER)

a famous and successful person, esp. a performer such as a musician, actor, or sports player: a rock/movie/basketball star A star is also someone who is especially good at something: Janet is our star math student.

star

verb [I/T]  us   /stɑr/ (-rr-)

star verb [I/T] (PERFORM)

to be one of the most important performers in a show: [I] He has starred in several recent movies. [T] The school play stars children in the seventh and eighth grades.
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