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Stormtrooper vs Star - What's the difference?

stormtrooper | star |

As nouns the difference between stormtrooper and star

is that stormtrooper is a soldier trained in special infiltration tactics, especially a member of the nazi sturmabteilung while star is star.



Alternative forms

* storm trooper * storm-trooper


(en noun)
  • A soldier trained in special infiltration tactics, especially a member of the Nazi Sturmabteilung.
  • * 1995 , Ian Drury, German Stormtrooper 1914-18 , Osprey Publishing, page 4:
  • Indeed, the infantry battle on the desolate ridgeline above Darwin would probably have seemed remarkably familiar to a World War I stormtrooper .
  • * 1996 , Mark McNeilly, Sun Tzu and the Art of Business , Oxford, page 134:
  • As you'll recall, the idea of the stormtrooper arose from the effort to break out of the trench warfare of World War I.
  • * 2001 , J.S. Medaware and David Pyke, Hitler's Gift , Arcade Publishing, page 72:
  • When he came upon such a scene he went up to a stormtrooper to protest.

    Derived terms

    * English calques




    (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




    * German: (l)


  • 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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