star

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈstɑːr/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/stɑr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(stär)


Inflections of 'star' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
stars
v 3rd person singular
starring
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
starred
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
starred
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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star

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [bright, lone, wandering, pulsating, glittering, shiny] star
  2. the Sun is a star
  3. the sky is full of stars (tonight)
  4. the stars are bright (tonight)
  5. look for the [North] star
  6. [observe, spot, study] stars
  7. navigate by the stars
  8. sleep [under, beneath] the stars
  9. spend the night under the stars
  10. the stars in the (night) sky
  11. the [formation, birth, explosion] of a star
  12. name a star after [yourself, your wife]
  13. a [gold, red, blue, silver] star
  14. a [music, pop, cinema, sports] star
  15. [tonight's, today's, our] guest star
  16. is [set, primed, destined] to be a star
  17. was the (real) star of the show
  18. the [restaurant, hotel, service] was given [five] stars
  19. an [overall, average] rating of [five] stars
  20. the [wall, ceiling, manger] was decorated with stars
  21. the [flag, emblem, logo, shirt] has [three] stars
  22. was seeing stars (after the fall)
  23. the star of [David, Bethlehem]
  24. thanks, you're a star!
n as adj
  1. [draw, make] a star shape
  2. the star [key, button, icon]
  3. UK: do star jumps
  4. our star [player, athlete, performer]
  5. became a star actress
  6. a five-star [review, restaurant, hotel, show]
v
  1. starring in [the movie, a TV show]
  2. the movie stars [a famous actor]
  3. star a [point, comment, word, phrase]
  4. starred to [indicate, reference, highlight, show]
adj
  1. became a star actress
  2. is the star attraction
additional examples
  1. starring in [the movie, a TV show]
  2. a [bright, lone, wandering, pulsating, glittering, shiny] star
  3. [draw, make] a star shape
  4. became a star actress
  5. the movie stars [a famous actor]
  6. the Sun is a star
  7. the star [key, button, icon]
  8. is the star attraction
  9. star a [point, comment, word, phrase]
  10. the sky is full of stars (tonight)
  11. UK: do star jumps
  12. a five-star [review, restaurant, hotel, show]
  13. starred to [indicate, reference, highlight, show]
  14. the stars are bright (tonight)
  15. our star [player, athlete, performer]
  16. look for the [North] star
  17. became a star actress
  18. [observe, spot, study] stars
  19. a five-star [review, restaurant, hotel, show]
  20. navigate by the stars
  21. sleep [under, beneath] the stars
  22. spend the night under the stars
  23. the stars in the (night) sky
  24. the [formation, birth, explosion] of a star
  25. name a star after [yourself, your wife]
  26. a [gold, red, blue, silver] star
  27. a [music, pop, cinema, sports] star
  28. [tonight's, today's, our] guest star
  29. is [set, primed, destined] to be a star
  30. was the (real) star of the show
  31. the [restaurant, hotel, service] was given [five] stars
  32. an [overall, average] rating of [five] stars
  33. the [wall, ceiling, manger] was decorated with stars
  34. the [flag, emblem, logo, shirt] has [three] stars
  35. was seeing stars (after the fall)
  36. the star of [David, Bethlehem]
  37. thanks, you're a star!
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