Star vs Stellify - What's the difference?

star | stellify |

As a noun star

is star.

As a verb stellify is

(mythology) to transform from an earthly body into a celestial body; to place in the sky as such.




(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.
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  • 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.
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  • , 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.
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  • 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




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  • 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.
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  • A sable curtain starred with gold.

    See also

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


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  • (mythology) To transform from an earthly body into a celestial body; to place in the sky as such
  • :''In Classical mythology, being stellified was about the greatest posthumous honor for a mortal.
  • * 1983 , Douglas Brooks-Davies, The Mercurian Monarch: magical politics from Spenser to Pope , page 31
  • By the 'hissing snake' Spenser presumably means the scorpion sent by Diana that killed Orion. Like Orion it, too, was stellified . But since, as Scorpio, it rises in the east as Orion's sign sets in the west, the two were regarded as being kept forever apart, Orion perpetually avoiding in the heavens his vanquisher on earth.
  • (astronomy) To turn into a star.
  • * 1989', ''Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact'', ' 109 : 75
  • An alternative way to stellify the planet may be to not collapse Jupiter, but instead to introduce a collapsed object into its core .