1. Noun.  Any small luminous dot appearing in the cloudless portion of the night sky, especially with a fixed location relative to other such dots.
  2. Noun.  (star) A luminous celestial body, made up of plasma (particularly hydrogen and helium) and having a spherical shape. Depending on context the sun may or may not be included.
  3. Noun.  (geometry) A concave polygon with regular, pointy protrusions and indentations, generally with five or six points.
  4. Noun.  A widely-known person; a celebrity.
  5. Noun.  (acting) Actors in leading roles in movies, television shows and other dramatic media.
  6. Noun.  An exceptionally talented person, often in a specific field.
  7. Noun.  (printing) An asterisk (*).
  8. Noun.  A symbol used to rate hotels, films, etc. with a higher number of stars denoting better quality.
  9. Noun.  A simple dance, or part of a dance, where a group of four dancers each put their right or left hand in the middle and turn around in a circle. You call them right-hand stars or left-hand starts, depending on the hand which is in the middle.
  10. Verb.  To appear as a featured performer or headliner, especially in an entertainment program.
  11. Verb.  To mark with a star or asterisk.

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