What is the difference between galaxy and star?

galaxy | star |

Galaxy is a see also of star.


As nouns the difference between galaxy and star

is that galaxy is {{context|now|_|rare|lang=en}} the milky way; the apparent band of concentrated stars which appears in the night sky over earth {{defdate|from 14th c}} while star is any small luminous dot appearing in the cloudless portion of the night sky, especially with a fixed location relative to other such dots.

As a verb star is

to appear as a featured performer or headliner, especially in an entertainment program.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

galaxy

English

Noun

(galaxies)
  • * 1633 , John Donne, "Sapho to Philænis":
  • So may thy cheekes red outweare scarlet dye, / And their white, whitenesse of the Galaxie [...].
  • (galaxy) Any of the collections of many millions of stars, galactic dust, black holes, etc. existing as independent and coherent systems, of which there are billions in the known universe.
  • Synonyms

    * (astronomy) G (abbreviation)

    Derived terms

    * active galaxy * dwarf galaxy * elliptical galaxy * extragalactic * galactic * galaxy cluster / cluster of galaxies * galaxy filament / filament of galaxies * galaxy nucleus * galaxy sheet / sheet of galaxies * galaxy wall / wall of galaxies * irregular galaxy * lenticular galaxy * spiral galaxy * whirlpool galaxy

    star

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any small luminous dot appearing in the cloudless portion of the night sky, especially with a fixed location relative to other such dots.
  • (star) A luminous celestial body, made up of plasma (particularly hydrogen and helium) and having a spherical shape. Depending on context the sun may or may not be included.
  • (geometry) A concave polygon with regular, pointy protrusions and indentations, generally with five or six points.
  • (acting) An actor in a leading role.
  • An exceptionally talented or famous person, often in a specific field; a celebrity.
  • *
  • Star reporter, leg-man, cub, veteran gray in the trade—one and all they tried to pin the Bat like a caught butterfly to the front page of their respective journals—soon or late each gave up, beaten. He was news——the brief, staccato recital of his career in the morgues of the great dailies grew longer and more incredible each day.
  • (printing) An asterisk ().
  • A symbol used to rate hotels, films, etc. with a higher number of stars denoting better quality.
  • A simple dance, or part of a dance, where a group of four dancers each put their right or left hand in the middle and turn around in a circle. You call them right-hand stars or left-hand stars, depending on the hand which is in the middle.
  • (astrology) A planet supposed to influence one's destiny.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • O malignant and ill-brooding stars .
  • * (Joseph Addison)
  • Blesses his stars , and thinks it luxury.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=But Miss Thorn relieved the situation by laughing aloud,
  • A star-shaped ornament worn on the breast to indicate rank or honour.
  • *
  • On whom / Lavish Honour showered all her stars .
  • A composition of combustible matter used in the heading of rockets, in mines, etc., which, exploding in the air, presents a starlike appearance.
  • Synonyms

    * (astronomy) (abbreviation)

    Derived terms

    * binary star * dwarf star * double star * faxed star * fixed star * giant star * neutron star * quark star * see stars * shooting star * starcraft * star-crossed * stardom * starfish (seastar) * starhood * starlet * starlore * starly * starman * starquake * starry * starry-eyed * starscape * star shell * stars in one's eyes * star system * star trail * superstar

    Hyponyms

    *

    Descendants

    * German: (l)

    Verb

    (starr)
  • To appear as a featured performer or headliner, especially in an entertainment program.
  • To mark with a star or asterisk.
  • To set or adorn with stars, or bright, radiating bodies; to bespangle.
  • * Young
  • A sable curtain starred with gold.

    See also

    * astronomy * black hole * galaxy * moon * mullet * planet * red giant

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