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Staring and Starring Definitions

Staring

To look directly, fixedly, or vacantly, often with a wide-eyed gaze.

Starring

A celestial body that generates light and other radiant energy and consists of a mass of gas held together by its own gravity in which the energy generated by nuclear reactions in the interior is balanced by the outflow of energy to the surface, and the inward-directed gravitational forces are balanced by the outward-directed gas and radiation pressures.

Staring

To look at directly and fixedly
Stared him in the eyes.

Starring

Any of the celestial bodies visible at night from Earth as relatively stationary, usually twinkling points of light.

Staring

An intent gaze.
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Starring

Something regarded as resembling such a celestial body.

Staring

Present participle of stare

Starring

A graphic design having five or more radiating points, often used as a symbol of rank or merit.

Staring

The act of one who stares.

Starring

An artistic performer or athlete whose leading role or superior performance is acknowledged.
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Staring

Shining; vivid, garish.

Starring

One who is highly celebrated in a field or profession.

Staring

Looking fixedly with wide-open eyes.

Starring

An asterisk (*).

Staring

(obsolete) Sensational, lurid.

Starring

The star key on a telephone
For customer service, press star.

Staring

(used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder;
Staring eyes

Starring

A white spot on the forehead of a horse.

Staring

Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers;
An arrant fool
A complete coward
A consummate fool
A double-dyed villain
Gross negligence
A perfect idiot
Pure folly
What a sodding mess
Stark staring mad
A thoroughgoing villain
Utter nonsense

Starring

A planet or constellation of the zodiac believed in astrology to influence personal destiny.

Staring

With a stare;
`quoi?' asked Blanchard, staring

Starring

Stars The future; destiny. Often used with the.

Starring

Outstanding or famous, especially in performing something
A star researcher.
A star figure skater.

Starring

Of or relating to a star or stars.

Starring

To ornament with stars.

Starring

To award or mark with a star for excellence.

Starring

To mark with an asterisk.

Starring

To present or feature (a performer) in a leading role.

Starring

To play the leading role in a theatrical or film production.

Starring

To do an outstanding job; perform excellently.

Starring

Present participle of star

Starring

(with a film as its subject) That which has the specified actor or actors, especially those in lead roles, in its cast.
Ben-Hur, starring Charlton Heston

Starring

The action of the verb to star.

Starring

Performing as a star; having the leading role.
Charlton Heston had a starring role in Ben-Hur.

Starring

Indicating the most important performer or role;
The leading man
Prima ballerina
Prima donna
A star figure skater
The starring role
A stellar role
A stellar performance

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