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English definition of “star”

star

noun (SYMBOL)    /stɑːr/ US  /stɑːr/
A2 [C] a symbol with four or more points: star-shaped How many stars (= symbols showing quality) has this restaurant got? The teacher gave Tom a gold star (= a paper symbol rewarding good work) for his drawing.Geometrical shapesSpherical, circular and annular objectsSpecific signs and symbolsSigns, signals and symbols two-star, three-star, etc. C1 used to show how good a restaurant, hotel, etc. is: The cheaper two-star hotels are also within the range of the budget traveller. a symbol made of metal or cloth worn by particular officials to show their rank: a sheriff's star a four-star generalSpecific signs and symbolsSigns, signals and symbols [C] an asterisk (= a symbol *)Punctuation
(Definition of star noun (SYMBOL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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