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star
  • n  (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
  • n  someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  • n  any celestial body visible (as a point of light) from the Earth at night
  • n  an actor who plays a principal role
  • n  a plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem
  • n  a performer who receives prominent billing
  • n  a star-shaped character * used in printing
  • n  the topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub
  • v  feature as the star
    The movie stars Dustin Hoffman as an autistic man
  • v  be the star in a performance
  • v  mark with an asterisk
    Linguists star unacceptable sentences
  • s  indicating the most important performer or role
    a star figure skater
    the starring role
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starboard
  • n  the right side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose
  • v  turn to the right, of helms or rudders
  • s  located on the right side of a ship or aircraft
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starchy
  • a  consisting of or containing starch
    starchy foods
  • s  rigidly formal
    a starchy manner
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staring
  • v  look at with fixed eyes
  • v  fixate one's eyes
    The ancestor in the painting is staring down menacingly
  • v  feature as the star
  • v  be the star in a performance
  • v  mark with an asterisk
  • s  (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder
    staring eyes
  • s  without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
    stark staring mad
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stark
  • s  devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
    facing the stark reality of the deadline
  • s  severely simple
    a stark interior
  • s  complete or extreme
    stark poverty
    a stark contrast
  • s  without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
    stark staring mad
  • s  providing no shelter or sustenance
    a stark landscape
  • r  completely
    stark mad
    mouth stark open
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starless
  • a  not starry; having no stars or starlike objects
    dark starless nights
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starlike
  • s  resembling a star
    they saw a starlike object in the sky
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starlit
  • s  lighted only by stars
    the starlit darkness
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starred
  • v  feature as the star
  • v  be the star in a performance
  • v  mark with an asterisk
  • s  marked with an asterisk
    the starred items
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starring
  • v  feature as the star
  • v  be the star in a performance
  • v  mark with an asterisk
  • s  indicating the most important performer or role
    the starring role
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starry
  • a  abounding with or resembling stars
    a starry night
    starry illumination
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starry-eyed
  • s  unrealistically or naively optimistic
    a starry-eyed reformer
    starry-eyed idealism
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starting
  • n  a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning)
    his starting meant that the coach thought he was one of their best linemen
  • v  take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
  • v  set in motion, cause to start
  • v  leave
  • v  have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
  • v  bring into being
  • v  get off the ground
  • v  move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
  • v  get going or set in motion
  • v  begin or set in motion
  • v  begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job
  • v  play in the starting lineup
  • v  have a beginning characterized in some specified way
  • v  begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
  • v  bulge outward
  • s  (especially of eyes) bulging or protruding as with fear
    with eyes starting from their sockets
  • s  appropriate to the beginning or start of an event
    the starting point
    hands in the starting position
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startled
  • v  to stimulate to action
    ..startled him awake
  • v  move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
    She startled when I walked into the room
  • s  excited by sudden surprise or alarm and making a quick involuntary movement
    students startled by the teacher's quiet return
    the sudden fluttering of the startled pigeons
    her startled expression
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startling
  • v  to stimulate to action
  • v  move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
  • s  so remarkably different or sudden as to cause momentary shock or alarm
    Sydney's startling new Opera House
    startling news
    startling earthquake shocks
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