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Something like the sun, as in warmth or brilliance
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  1. Something like the sun, as in warmth or brilliance
  2. The star around which Earth and other planets orbit. It provides heat and light to Earth. It has a mean distance from Earth of about 150 million kilometers (93 million miles), a diameter of approximately 1,391,000 kilometers (864,000 miles), and a mass about 333,000 times that of Earth.
  3. The heat or light of the sun
(Parapsychology, theosophy) A ghost-like replica of one's physical body which supposedly inhabits or is somehow associated with the physical body, conceived as composed of some sort of ethereal material or as being non-physical and capable of sometimes separating from the physical body to travel to other places or to other realms of existence.
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  1. (Parapsychology, theosophy) A ghost-like replica of one's physical body which supposedly inhabits or is somehow associated with the physical body, conceived as composed of some sort of ethereal material or as being non-physical and capable of sometimes separating from the physical body to travel to other places or to other realms of existence.
A rotating neutron star that emits electromagnetic radiation, esp. radio waves, at short and very regular intervals
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  1. A rotating neutron star that emits electromagnetic radiation, esp. radio waves, at short and very regular intervals
  2. Any of several celestial objects emitting periodic, short, intense bursts of radio, x-ray, or visible electromagnetic radiation, generally believed to be quickly rotating neutron stars.
  3. A rapidly spinning neutron star that emits radiation, usually radio waves, in narrow beams focused by the star's powerful magnetic field and streaming outward from its magnetic poles. Because the pulsar's magnetic poles do not align with the poles of its rotational axis, the beams of radiation sweep around like the beacon of a lighthouse and are thus observed on Earth as short, regular pulses, with periods anywhere between 1 millisecond and 4 seconds.
(Astronomy) An extragalactic object, starlike in appearance, that is among the most luminous and thought to be the most distant objects in the universe.
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  1. (Astronomy) An extragalactic object, starlike in appearance, that is among the most luminous and thought to be the most distant objects in the universe.
  2. Short for quasi-stellar radio source . A compact, starlike celestial body with a power output greater than our entire galaxy. Believed to be the oldest and most distant objects ever detected, quasars are billions of light-years from Earth and moving away from us at nearly 80 percent of the speed of light. For this reason, quasars are highly important to astronomers' understanding of the early universe. Little is currently understood about the nature of quasars; one theory suggests that they are produced by giant black holes destroying enormous amounts of matter, causing the subsequent ejection of radiation along their north and south poles. Many astronomers believe that quasars represent an early stage in the evolution of galaxies such as our own.
Any of a number of spiral galaxies with a small, intensely bright nucleus and a spectrum with strong, broad spectral lines
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  1. Any of a number of spiral galaxies with a small, intensely bright nucleus and a spectrum with strong, broad spectral lines
  2. A spiral galaxy having a small, compact nucleus many times brighter than the rest of the galaxy and exhibiting variable light intensity and radio emission. Seyfert galaxies are active galaxies thought to be powered by the accretion of material onto black holes in their galactic nuclei.
  3. A spiral galaxy with a small, compact, bright nucleus that exhibits variable light intensity and radio-wave emission. Seyfert galaxies are active galaxies and are thought to contain a black hole in their galactic nucleus . The nuclei of Seyfert galaxies generate an emission spectrum characteristic of hot, ionized clouds of gas, shooting out from the accretion disk around the black hole. The observations during the 1940s of American astronomer Carl Seyfert (1911–60), after whom the galaxies are named, demonstrated that these jets of gas are expelled from the nucleus at speeds up to millions of miles per hour.
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  1. (Former) star
  2. A star or other celestial object so distant from Earth that its position in relation to other stars appears not to change over time. The fixed stars, which include virtually all visible objects beyond the solar system, form the background against which the motions of the Sun, planets, and other bodies of the solar system are measured, and they provide the reference for determining sidereal time. In actuality, no celestial object has a fixed position in relation to any other, and the movement of so-called fixed stars can be measured by precise observation over long periods of time.
  3. (Astronomy) Any star that is so distant that its movement, relative to others, is not perceptible; in practice, any star except the sun
A star whose brightness varies because of internal changes, periodic eclipsing by a mutually orbiting star, or periodic transiting of orbiting planets or other circumstellar material.
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  1. A star whose brightness varies because of internal changes, periodic eclipsing by a mutually orbiting star, or periodic transiting of orbiting planets or other circumstellar material.
  2. A star whose brightness varies from time to time as the result of causes operating outside the earth's atmosphere
  3. A star whose actual or observed brightness varies periodically. These changes can occur with varying degrees of regularity and intensity, over times ranging from a fraction of a second to many years. Intrinsic variation occurs because of changes of the star itself, often due to internal vibration or eruptions, or to influx of nearby material. Cepheids and novae are examples of intrinsically variable stars. Extrinsic variation in a star's observed brightness that does not reflect physical changes in the star also occur, as when a darker star periodically eclipses a brighter star in an eclipsing binary system, or with the rotation of a star.
A container with a wick for burning oil, alcohol, etc. to produce light or heat: the wick is often enclosed in a glass tube or chimney, to protect the flame
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  1. A container with a wick for burning oil, alcohol, etc. to produce light or heat: the wick is often enclosed in a glass tube or chimney, to protect the flame
  2. A gas jet, lightbulb, etc. for producing light or heat
  3. (Old Poet.) The sun, moon, a star, etc.
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  1. An eye.
  2. One who, or that which, twinkles or winks.
An actor or entertainer advertised as a leading attraction
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  1. An actor or entertainer advertised as a leading attraction
  2. The padded material lining the inside of the roof of an automotive vehicle
  3. The headlining band or performer at a concert; the best-known and first billed band, often performing as the final act of the evening.
An actress cast in such roles
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  1. An actress cast in such roles
  2. The actress playing the principal female role
An actor cast in such roles
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  1. An actor cast in such roles
  2. The actor playing the principal male role
A person who does something or participates in something
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  1. A person who does something or participates in something
  2. (Law) One, such as the manager of a business, who acts for another.
  3. A person who behaves in the manner of a character, usually by reciting scripted dialogue, in order to entertain an audience, especially in a play, movie, or television show.
(Now rare) A female doer or "actor" (in a general sense). [from 16th c.]
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  1. (Now rare) A female doer or "actor" (in a general sense). [from 16th c.]
  2. A woman who is an actor.
  3. A woman or girl who acts in plays, movies, etc.
Expected or most probable to win.
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  1. Expected or most probable to win.
  2. A person or thing regarded with special liking, or more highly than others; specif., a person liked very much and granted special privileges as by a monarch, high official, etc.
  3. One that is trusted, indulged, or preferred above all others, especially by a superior:
(Slang) A person, esp. a man, who is given to sexual promiscuity, unfaithfulness, etc.
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  1. (Slang) A person, esp. a man, who is given to sexual promiscuity, unfaithfulness, etc.
  2. A person who plays a musical instrument
  3. A device for playing tapes, records, discs, etc., esp. one that does not also record
An actor whose looks and manner make him popular with women theatergoers
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  1. An actor whose looks and manner make him popular with women theatergoers
(--- Chiefly British) A flat roof covered with sheets of lead.
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  1. (--- Chiefly British) A flat roof covered with sheets of lead.
  2. Bullets from or for firearms; shot:
  3. Information pointing toward a possible solution; a clue:
A young actress with a promising career ahead of her.
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  1. A young actress with a promising career ahead of her.
  2. A small star
  3. A young actress being promoted as a possible future star
An object, such as a celestial body, that gives light.
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  1. An object, such as a celestial body, that gives light.
  2. In astrology, one of the brightest celestial objects, such as the sun, moon, or bright planets.
  3. A person who inspires others or achieves eminence in a field.
Information pointing toward a possible solution; a clue:
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  1. Information pointing toward a possible solution; a clue:
  2. (--- Chiefly British) A flat roof covered with sheets of lead.
  3. The principal role in a dramatic production.
A main participant in a situation, especially a financial transaction.
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  1. A main participant in a situation, especially a financial transaction.
  2. A principal person or thing
  3. (Music) Any of the principal open stops of an organ
In ancient Greek drama, the first actor to engage in dialogue with the chorus, in later dramas playing the main character and some minor characters as well.
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  1. In ancient Greek drama, the first actor to engage in dialogue with the chorus, in later dramas playing the main character and some minor characters as well.
  2. An advocate or champion of a cause or course of action.
  3. A leading or principal figure.
Find another word for star. In this page you can discover 31 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for star, like: sun, astral-body, pulsar, quasar, seyfert galaxy, quasi-stellar object, sidereal body, fixed-star, variable-star, lamp and twinkler.