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English definition of “star”

star

noun [C] (PERFORMER)    /stɑːr/ US  /stɑːr/
A2 a very famous, successful, and important person, especially a performer such as a musician, actor, or sports player: a rock/movie/football star Kids wanting to be stars come to Hollywood from all over America. → See also co-star noun, superstarActors and performersFamous peopleImportant people and describing important peopleEntertainers in general
(Definition of star noun (PERFORMER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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