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1    heavenly body  
2    big name, celeb     (informal)   celebrity, draw, idol, lead, leading man or lady, luminary, main attraction, megastar     (informal)   name  
3    brilliant, celebrated, illustrious, leading, major, paramount, principal, prominent, talented, well-known  

North Star     
lodestar, Polaris, Pole Star  
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  ( stars    plural & 3rd person present)   ( starring    present participle)   ( starred    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A star is a large ball of burning gas in space. Stars appear to us as small points of light in the sky on clear nights.  
The night was dark, the stars hidden behind cloud.     
    morning star  
    shooting star  
2       n-count   You can refer to a shape or an object as a star when it has four, five, or more points sticking out of it in a regular pattern.  
Children at school receive coloured stars for work well done.     
3       n-count   You can say how many stars something such as a hotel or restaurant has as a way of talking about its quality, which is often indicated by a number of star-shaped symbols. The more stars something has, the better it is.  
...five star hotels.     
4       n-count   Famous actors, musicians, and sports players are often referred to as stars.  
oft supp N  
...Gemma, 41, star of the TV series Pennies From Heaven..., By now Murphy is Hollywood's top male comedy star..., Not all football stars are ill-behaved louts.     
5       verb   If an actor or actress stars in a play or film, he or she has one of the most important parts in it.  
The previous year Adolphson had starred in a play in which Ingrid had been an extra...      V in n  
6       verb   If a play or film stars a famous actor or actress, he or she has one of the most important parts in it.  
...a Hollywood film, The Secret of Santa Vittoria, directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Anthony Quinn.      V n  
7       n-plural   Predictions about people's lives which are based on astrology and appear regularly in a newspaper or magazine are sometimes referred to as thestars.   (=horoscope)  
There was nothing in my stars to say I'd have travel problems!     

An all-star cast, performance, or game is one which contains only famous or extremely good performers or players.      adj   ADJ n  
co-star        ( co-stars    3rd person present)   ( co-starring    present participle)   ( co-starred    past tense & past participle  )
in AM, also use costar     
1       n-count   An actor's or actress's co-stars are the other actors or actresses who also have one of the main parts in a particular film.  
usu poss N  
During the filming, Curtis fell in love with his co-star, Christine Kaufmann.     
2       v-recip   If an actor or actress co-starswith another actor or actress, the two of them have the main parts in a particular film.  
This fall she co-stars in a film with the acclaimed British actor Kenneth Branagh...      V with n  
Wright and Penn met when they co-starred in the movie `State Of Grace'...      pl-n V in n  
Cosby had originally selected her to co-star in his movie `Leonard Part 6'.      V in n (non-recip)  
3       verb   If a film co-stars particular actors, they have the main parts in it.  
Produced by Oliver Stone, `Wild Palms' co-stars Dana Delaney, Jim Belushi and Angie Dickinson.      V n  
film star        ( film stars    plural  ) A film star is a famous actor or actress who appears in films.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use movie star     
morning star     
Themorning star is the planet Venus, which can be seen shining in the sky just after the sun rises.      n-sing   the N  
movie star        ( movie stars    plural  ) A movie star is a famous actor or actress who appears in films.  
  (mainly AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, usually use film star     
neutron star        ( neutron stars    plural  ) A neutron star is a star that has collapsed under the weight of its own gravity.      n-count  
rising star        ( rising stars    plural  ) A rising star in a particular sport, art, or area of business is someone who is starting to do very well and who people think will soon be very successful.     (JOURNALISM)      n-count  
Anna is a rising star in the world of modelling.     
shooting star        ( shooting stars    plural  ) A shooting star is a piece of rock or metal that burns very brightly when it enters the earth's atmosphere from space, and is seen from earth as a bright star travelling very fast across the sky.      n-count  
If someone is star-crossed, they keep having bad luck.  
LITERARY      adj   usu ADJ n lovers parted by war and conflict.     
star-gazer        ( star-gazers    plural  ) , stargazer   A star-gazer is someone who studies the stars as an astronomer or astrologer.  
INFORMAL      n-count  
star-gazing      , stargazing  
Star-gazing is the activity of studying the stars as an astronomer or astrologer.  
INFORMAL      n-uncount  
star prize        ( star prizes    plural  ) The star prize in a competition is the most valuable prize.      n-count  
star sign        ( star signs    plural  ) Your star sign is the sign of the zodiac under which you were born.      n-count  
A star-studded show, event, or cast is one that includes a large number of famous performers.     (JOURNALISM)      adj   ADJ n  
...a star-studded production of Hamlet...     
star turn        ( star turns    plural  ) Thestar turn of a performance or show is the main item, or the one that is considered to be the most interesting or exciting.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count   usu the N in sing  

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North Star, start, stare, stark

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