Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Late Latin stēllāris, from Latin stēlla, star; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin stellaris.

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  • this may be one of my favorite words

    October 25, 2007

  • It's truly a stellar word. :-)

    October 25, 2007

  • WeirdNET's been at grammar school this week.

    May 16, 2008

  • What the...?

    May 16, 2008

  • look at the images.

    March 26, 2016