star

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star is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
star

Plural
stars

Stars
Five-pointed stars
  1. (countable) A star is a bright thing in the sky at night.
    Stars seem little, but they are big and far away.
  2. (countable) A star is a picture of a shape with five or six sharp ends.
    My teacher put a gold star on my test.
  3. (countable) A star is a celebrity.
    Brad Pitt is a popular star.
  4. (countable) A star is an actor who has the lead role in a movie, television show, or play.
    John Wayne is the star of many western movies.
  5. (printing/countable) A star is an asterisk (*).
    A star next to your name on the guest list means you will receive an award.


Verb[change]

Plain form
star

Third-person singular
stars

Past tense
starred

Past participle
starred

Present participle
starring

  1. If you star in something, you are on of the main performers, usually in an entertainment program.
    Brad Pitt will star in another movie next year.
    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie starred in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith".
  2. If you star something, you mark it with a star or asterisk.

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