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.