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Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

A self-luminous celestial body, such as the sun, that generates nuclear energy within its core. Stars are not distributed uniformly throughout the universe, but are collected together in...

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Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 70 words.

1. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Star, Middle High German star, ‘starling’, probably denoting a talkative

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Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 94 words.

[OE]

The Latin word stella ‘star’, which gave us star constellation [ME] and stellar [M17th], was related to the

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in Visual English Dictionary

January 2004; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 26 words.

Keywords black dwarf black hole brown dwarf low-mass stars main-sequence star massive stars neutron star nova planetary nebula pulsar red

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Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 1566 words.

In ecclesiastical art, a number of saints are depicted with a star. Thus, St Bruno bears one on his breast,

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Thomas Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts. 276 words.

(Fox 1968). It may have intended to celebrate the life and career of Gertrude Lawrence, the British star

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Daniel Chandler and Rod Munday.

in A Dictionary of Media and Communication

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies. 121 words.

1. Broadly, any well-known and idolized film, television, or stage performer; stardom refers to having the status of a star.

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Daniel Chandler and Rod Munday.

in A Dictionary of Media and Communication

P ublished online March 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies. 122 words.

1. Broadly, any well-known and idolized film, television, or stage performer; stardom refers to having the status of a star.

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Felicity Chaplin.

in La Parisienne in Cinema

August 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 11160 words.

In cinema, theParisienne type is often overdetermined by the star incarnating the role, pointing to more extra-cinematic considerations in the construction of la Parisienne in cinema....

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Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

A self-luminous celestial body, such as the sun, that generates nuclear energy within its core. Stars are not distributed uniformly throughout the universe, but are collected together in...

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star

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies.

1. Broadly, any well-known and idolized film, television, or stage performer; stardom refers to having the status of a star.

2. (film) Broadly an...

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