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Definition 1: the topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for star in the sense of this definition

(star is a kind of ...) the configuration of a communication network

Definition 2: a star-shaped character * used in printing - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for star in the sense of this definition

(star is a kind of ...) a written symbol that is used to represent speech

"the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"

Definition 3: (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior - [noun denoting object]

(star is a kind of ...) natural objects visible in the sky

(... is a kind of star ) a system of three or more stars associated by gravity

(... is a kind of star ) a star that has collapsed under its own gravity; it is composed of neutrons

(... is a kind of star ) a star that ejects some of its material in the form of a cloud and becomes more luminous in the process

(... is a kind of star ) a small, old, relatively cool star; approximately 100 times the mass of Jupiter

(... is a kind of star ) a faint star of enormous density

(... is a kind of star ) a large, old, luminous star; has a relatively low surface temperature and a diameter large relative to the sun

(... is a kind of star ) any star around which a planetary system revolves

(... is a kind of star ) an extremely bright star of very large diameter and low density

(... is a kind of star ) a star that explodes and becomes extremely luminous in the process

(... is a kind of star ) a star that varies noticeably in brightness

(... is a kind of star ) guiding star; a star that is used as a reference point in navigation or astronomy

(... is a kind of star ) a very bright star of large diameter and low density (relative to the Sun)

(... is a kind of star ) any star in the Ptolemaic theory of planetary motion

(... is a kind of star ) a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation

(... is an instance of star) the brightest star in the Southern Cross

(... is an instance of star) the second brightest star in Centaurus

(... is an instance of star) the second brightest star in the Southern Cross

(... is an instance of star) the star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system

"the sun contains 99.85% of the mass in the solar system" "the Earth revolves around the Sun"

(... is an instance of star) one of the stars in the star cluster Pleiades

(... is an instance of star) the brightest star in Virgo

(... is an instance of star) the brightest star in Leo

(... is an instance of star) the brightest star in Gemini; close to Castor

(... is an instance of star) the brightest star in Cygnus

(... is an instance of star) a star in Leo approximately 43 light years from Earth

(... is a member of star) a configuration of stars as seen from the earth

(... is a member of star) (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust

"`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'"

(star belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Definition 4: any celestial body visible (as a point of light) from the Earth at night - [noun denoting object]

(star is a kind of ...) natural objects visible in the sky

(... is a kind of star ) a small star

Definition 5: an actor who plays a principal role - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for star in the sense of this definition

(star is a kind of ...) a theatrical performer

(... is a kind of star ) one of two actors who are given equal status as stars in a play or film

(... is a kind of star ) a star who plays leading roles in the cinema

(... is a kind of star ) someone who is adored blindly and excessively

(... is a kind of star ) a star in a television show

Definition 6: someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for star in the sense of this definition

(star is a kind of ...) a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

(... is a kind of star ) a star runner

Definition 7: a performer who receives prominent billing - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for star in the sense of this definition

(star is a kind of ...) an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience

Definition 8: a plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem - [noun denoting shape]

(star is a kind of ...) a two-dimensional shape

(... is a kind of star ) a regular polygon formed by extending each of the sides of a regular hexagon to form two equilateral triangles

(... is a kind of star ) (mineralogy) a star-shaped figure with six rays that is seen in some crystal structures under reflected or transmitted light

(... is a kind of star ) a star with 5 points; formed by 5 straight lines between the vertices of a pentagon and enclosing another pentagon

Definition 9: mark with an asterisk - [verb of change]

Samples where star or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Linguists star unacceptable sentences

Synonyms for star in the sense of this definition

(star is a kind of ...) make or leave a mark on

"the scouts marked the trail" "ash marked the believers' foreheads"

Definition 10: be the star in a performance - [verb of creation]

(star is a kind of ...) carry out or perform an action

"John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters" "the skater executed a triple pirouette" "she did a little dance"

(... is a kind of star ) be the co-star in a performance

(star belongs to category ...) the art of writing and producing plays

Definition 11: feature as the star - [verb of stative]

Samples where star or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The movie stars Dustin Hoffman as an autistic man

(star is a kind of ...) have as a feature

"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

(... is a kind of star ) feature as the co-star in a performance

Definition 12: indicating the most important performer or role - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where star or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the leading man
  • prima ballerina
  • prima donna
  • a star figure skater
  • the starring role
  • a stellar role
  • a stellar performance

Synonyms for star in the sense of this definition

(star is similar to ...) of greater importance or stature or rank

"a major artist" "a major role" "major highways"

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