from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or consisting of stars.
  • adj. Of or relating to a star performer.
  • adj. Outstanding; principal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of stars.
  • adj. Heavenly.
  • adj. Exceptional; wonderful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to stars; astral.
  • adj. Full of stars; starry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to stars; astral: as, stellar worlds; stellar space; stellar regions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. indicating the most important performer or role
  • adj. being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars


Late Latin stēllāris, from Latin stēlla, star; see ster-3 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin stellaris. (Wiktionary)



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