star


star
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. sun, celestial body; pentagram, asterisk; prima donna, primo uomo, leading man or lady, chief performer; destiny; planet. See indication, drama, repute.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A luminous heavenly body]
Syn. sun, astral body, pulsar, quasar, Seyfert galaxy, quasi-stellar object, sidereal body, fixed star, variable star, lamp*, twinkler*.
Classes of stars include: fixed, binary, multiple, supergiant, red giant, medium yellow, white dwarf, supernova, neutron star, black dwarf, black hole, star cluster, star cloud, interstellar cloud, protostar, pulsar. Familiar stars include --- individual stars: Betelgeuse, Sirius, Vega, Spica, Arcturus, Aldebaran, Antares, Atlas, Castor, Pollux, Procyon, Cappella, Algol, North Star, Polaris; constellations: Great Bear, Ursa Major, Little Bear, Ursa Minor, Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Orion, Coma Berenices, Berenice's Hair, The Gemini, Castor and Pollux, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Hyades, AndRomeda, Taurus, Canis Major, the Great Dog, Canis Minor, the Little Dog, Scorpion, Sagittarius, Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown, Pegasus, Leo, Hercules, Boötes, Cetus, Aquila, the Eagle, Cygnus, the Swan, Corona Australis or the Southern Crown, the Southern Cross.
2. [A conventional figure].
Forms of stars include: asterisk, pentacle, pentagram, hexagram, etoile, mullet, six-pointed star, five-pointed star, Star of David; see also form 1 .
3. [A superior performer]
Syn. headliner, leading lady, leading man, movie actor, movie actress, actor, actress, favorite, player, matinee idol, chief attraction, lead, starlet*, topliner*, luminary*, the flash*.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. sun, *flaming gasball, celestial body, heavenly body, burning orb, *cooling fires of creation, *candlelight of the gods, *heavenly beacon. ''The forget-me-nots of the angels.''—H.W. Longfellow.
WORD FIND
brightness measurement: magnitude
brightness, star with variable: variable star
bright star: Sirius, Polaris
chain of galaxies stretching across universe: Great Wall
chart of positions: ephemeris
closest: Proxima Centauri
cloudy, gassy birthplace of: nebula
collapsed star with massive gravity forces: black hole, neutron star, pulsar
concealment by another celestial body: occultation
constellation, group of stars not belonging to any: asterism
cool red star of massive proportions: red giant
double star that may appear as one: binary
effect that reveals whether star is approaching or receding: Doppler effect
erupting, brightening star: nova
exploding star: supernova
galactic-like superobject at ends of universe: quasar
galaxy, nearby: Andromeda
group of stars forming a distinctive configuration: constellation
group of stars in which earth is located: Milky Way galaxy
group of stars or island universe: galaxy, globular cluster hazy group too distant to be seen with naked
eye: stardust
mapping of: uranography
motion unrelated to earth’s rotation: proper motion
referring to: stellar, astral
shooting star: see meteor
tiny star with immense mass: white dwarf
twinkling of: scintillation
X-ray emitting: pulsar
2. asterisk pentagram, pentacle, hexagram.
3. celebrity superstar, luminary, *name, *big-shot, *bigwig, *celeb, personage, leading lady, leading man, matinee idol, headliner.
ANT.: nobody, unknown
II
v.
headline, be featured, lead.
III
a.
leading, prominent, outstanding, standout, celebrated, main, famous, renowned, illustrious.
ANT.: unknown, secondary
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The main performer in a theatrical production: lead, principal, protagonist. See PERFORMING ARTS.

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