stellar
adjective Etymology: Late Latin stellaris, from Latin stella star — more at star Date: circa 1656 1. a. of or relating to the stars ; astral b. composed of stars 2. of or relating to a theatrical or film star <
stellar names
>
3. a. principal, leading <
a stellar role
>
b. outstanding <
a stellar performance
>

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  • stellar — *starry, sidereal, astral …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • stellar — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to a star or stars. 2) informal of or having the quality of a star performer. ORIGIN Latin stellaris, from stella star …   English terms dictionary

  • Stellar* — Infobox musical artist Name = Stellar* Img capt = Background = group or band Birth name = Alias = Born = Died = Origin = New Zealand Instrument = Genre = Rock Occupation = Years active = 1994 – present Label = Sony BMG Associated acts = URL =… …   Wikipedia

  • stellar — stel|lar [ˈstelə US ər] adj [only before noun] [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: stellaris, from Latin stella star ] 1.) relating to the stars →↑interstellar 2.) especially AmE extremely good ▪ the company s stellar growth ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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