US: /ˈstɑɹ/
UK: /stˈɑː/

English Vietnamese dictionary

star /stɑ:/
  • danh từ
    • sao, ngôi sao, tinh tú
      • fixed star: định tinh
    • vật hình sao
    • (ngành in) dấu sao
    • đốm trắng ở trán ngựa
    • nhân vật nổi tiếng, nghệ sĩ nổi tiếng, ngôi sao (điện ảnh...)
    • sao chiếu mệnh, tướng tinh; ((thường) số nhiều) số mệnh, số phận
      • to be born under an unlucky star: sinh vào giờ xấu
    • one's bright particular star
      • mục tiêu mà mình dốc toàn tâm toàn ý để thực hiện
    • to see stars
      • nổ đom đóm mắt
  • ngoại động từ
    • dán sao, trang trí bằng hình ngôi sao
    • đánh dấu sao (vào một bản danh sách...)
    • có (diễn viên...) đóng vai chính
      • a film starring a famous actor: một phim có một diễn viên nổi tiếng đóng vai chính
  • nội động từ
    • đóng vai chính
    • trội hẳn, xuất sắc

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
in sky
1 [C] a large ball of burning gas in space that we see as a point of light in the sky at night: There was a big moon and hundreds of stars were shining overhead. + Sirius is the brightest star in the sky. + We camped out under the stars.
2 [C] an object, a decoration, a mark, etc., usually with five or six points, whose shape represents a star: a horse with a white star on its forehead + a sheriff's star + I've put a star by the names of the girls in the class. + a four-star general
mark of quality
3 [C, usually sing.] a mark that represents a star and tells you how good sth is, especially a hotel or restaurant: three- / four- / five-star hotels + What star rating does this restaurant have?
4 [C] a famous and excellent singer, performer, sports player, etc: pop / rock / Hollywood stars + a football / tennis star + He's so good-I'm sure he'll be a big star. + She acts well but she hasn't got star quality. + The best models receive star treatment.
5 [C] a person who has the main part, or one of the main parts, in a film/movie, play, etc: She was the star of many popular television series. + The star of the show was a young Italian singer. + the star role / part
See also - STAR TURN
best of group
6 [C] (often used before another noun) a person or thing that is the best of a group: a star student + He was the star performer at the championships. + The star prize is a weekend for two in Paris. + The monkey was the star attraction (= the best or most popular act) at the show.
helpful person
7 [C, usually sing.] (spoken, informal) used to show that you feel very grateful for sth that sb has done or that you think they are wonderful: Thanks! You're a star!
influence on sb's future
8 (stars) [pl.] a description of what is going to happen to sb in the future, based on the position of the stars and planets when they were born
Do you read your stars in the paper?
9 [C] a planet or force that some people believe to influence a person's life: You must have been born under a lucky star!
See also - ILL-STARRED
Idioms: see stars (informal) to see flashes of light in front of your eyes, usually because you have been hit on the head
more at REACH v., THANK
+ verb (-rr-)
perform in movie / play
1 [V] ~ (with / opposite sb) (in sth) to have one of the main parts in a film/movie, play, etc: She starred opposite Jack Nicholson in 'As Good as it Gets'. + No one has yet been chosen for the starring role (= the main part).
2 [VN] [no passive] if a film/movie, play, etc. stars sb, that person has one of the main parts: a movie starring Tom Cruise and Demi Moore + The studio wants to star her in a sequel to last year's hit.
See also - CO-STAR
mark with symbol
3 [VN] [usually passive] to put a symbol shaped like a star (called an ASTERISK) next to a word, etc. in order to make people notice it: Treat all the sections that have been starred as priority.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 celestial or heavenly body; evening star, morning star, falling star, shooting star, comet; nova, supernova:
It was a beautiful clear night and the sky was full of stars.
2 celebrity, personage, dignitary, VIP, name, somebody, luminary, leading light, leading man or woman or lady, lead, principal, diva, prima donna, hero, heroine, idol, superstar, Technical Slang top banana, headliner, Colloq big shot, (big) draw, celeb, big name:
Clancy knows many of the big stars personally.
3 principal, major, leading, important, celebrated, famous, famed, prominent, eminent, pre-eminent, distinguished, brilliant, illustrious, unequalled, peerless, matchless, incomparable, unrivalled, inimitable, unmatched, unparalleled, top, foremost:
A new local rock band was the star attraction at the Hippodrome.
4 feature or be featured; play or act or take the lead or the leading part or role:
He began his career starring in spaghetti westerns.

Collocation dictionary

1 small point of light in the night sky


bright, brilliant | faint | distant | nearby, nearer/nearest | falling, shooting | evening, morning


a dense cluster of stars at the galaxy's nucleus


be out | shine, twinkle
A bright star shone in the East.
| appear, come out




under the ~s
We camped out under the stars.


a canopy of stars
They lay down under a canopy of stars.
| the brightness/density/luminosity of a star

2 famous person


There were several big Hollywood stars at the function.
| true, undisputed | rising, young | football, pop, etc. | Hollywood, screen, film, movie, soap, TV


array, galaxy, host
Channel 4 has lined up a galaxy of stars for the coming season.


quality, status | role | actor, performer, player | attraction, turn
He was the star turn at the celebrations.
| vehicle
The film was nothing more than a star vehicle for Tom Hanks.

Concise English dictionary

starred|starring|starsstɑr /stɑː
+(astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
+someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
+any celestial body visible (as a point of light) from the Earth at night
+a plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem
+an actor who plays a principal role
+a performer who receives prominent billing
+a star-shaped character * used in printing
+the topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub
+feature as the star
+be the star in a performance
+mark with an asterisk
+indicating the most important performer or role