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(noun) 
Definition
a hot gaseous mass, such as the sun, that radiates energy as heat and light, or in some cases as radio waves and X-rays
The nights were pure with cold air and lit with stars.
Synonyms
heavenly body
, ,
celestial body
(noun) 
Definition
a famous person from the sports, acting, or music professions
Not all football stars are ill-behaved louts.
Synonyms
celebrity
At the age of twelve, he was already a celebrity.
,
big name
all the big names in rock and pop
,
celeb (informal)
,
megastar (informal)
, , , ,
luminary
the political opinions of such luminaries as Sartre and de Beauvoir
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leading man or lady
, ,
hero or heroine
,
principal
soloists and principals of The Scottish Ballet orchestra
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main attraction
(plural noun) 
There was nothing in my stars to say I'd have problems.
Synonyms
horoscope
, ,
astrological chart
(verb) 
Definition
to feature (an actor or actress) or (of an actor or actress) to be featured as a star
He's starred in dozens of films.
Synonyms
play the lead
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appear
She appeared in several of her own plays.
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feature
She featured in a Hollywood film.
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(modifier) 
He was the school's star pupil.
Synonyms

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Additional synonyms

in the sense of appear
Definition
to perform
She appeared in several of her own plays.
Synonyms
act,
take part,
play a part,
be exhibited,
come onstage
in the sense of big name
Definition
a famous person
all the big names in rock and pop
Synonyms
bigwig (informal),
celeb (informal),
face (informal),
big shot (informal),
megastar (informal),
V.I.P.
in the sense of feature
Definition
to have as a feature or make a feature of
She featured in a Hollywood film.
Synonyms

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