Any small luminous dot appearing in the cloudless portion of the night sky, especially with a fixed location relative to other such dots. (astronomy) A luminous celestial body, made up of plasma (particularly hydrogen and helium) and having a spherical shape. Depending on context the sun may or may not be included. (geometry) A concave polygon with regular, pointy protrusions and indentations, generally with five or six points. (acting) An actor in a leading role. An exceptionally talented or famous person, often in a specific field; a celebrity. (printing) An asterisk (*). A symbol used to rate hotels, films, etc. with a higher number of stars denoting better quality. A simple dance, or part of a dance, where a group of four dancers each put their right or left hand in the middle and turn around in a circle. You call them right-hand stars or left-hand stars, depending on the hand which is in the middle. (astrology) A planet supposed to influence one's destiny. A star-shaped ornament worn on the breast to indicate rank or honour. A composition of combustible matter used in the heading of rockets, in mines, etc., which, exploding in the air, presents a starlike appearance. (intransitive) To appear as a featured performer or headliner, especially in an entertainment program. (transitive) To feature (a performer or a headliner), especially in a movie or an entertainment program. (transitive) To mark with a star or asterisk. (transitive) To set or adorn with stars, or bright, radiating bodies; to bespangle. (intransitive) To shine like a star.