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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
Concise Dictionary
starred|starring|starsstɑr /stɑː
noun
+(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
verb
+feature as the star
+be the star in a performance
+mark with an asterisk
adj.
+indicating the most important performer or role
Thesaurus Dictionary
n.
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.
adj.
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.
v.
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.
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.
See also - FALLING STAR, LODESTAR, POLE STAR, SHOOTING STAR, STARRY
shape
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?
performer
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.
See also - ALL-STAR, FILM STAR, MEGASTAR, MOVIE STAR, SUPERSTAR
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
Synonym: HOROSCOPE
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.
Collocation Dictionary
noun

1 small point of light in the night sky

ADJ.

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

QUANT.

cluster
a dense cluster of stars at the galaxy's nucleus

STAR + VERB

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

STAR + NOUN

cluster

PREP.

under the ~s
We camped out under the stars.

PHRASES

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

2 famous person

ADJ.

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

QUANT.

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

STAR + NOUN

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.


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