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English definition of “star”


noun (LUCK)    /stɑːr/ US  /stɑːr/
[C] informal any planet or other object in the sky thought of in astrology as influencing a person's luck : She was born under a lucky /an unlucky star. → See also star signAstrology stars [plural] informal → horoscope: I always like to see what the stars say in the newspaper .Astrology
(Definition of star noun (LUCK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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