Olympia Snowe is starring as Hamlet these days, captivating and frustrating audiences in Washington and across the country.
The idea of Australian comedy spitfire Rebel Wilson creating and starring in her own show was a dream.
The espionage film Killer Elite, starring Jason Statham and Robert De Niro, is being billed as “based on a true story.”
The comedy miniseries produced, directed by, and starring Joe Sofranko is inspired by the National Shakespeare Competition.
All 65 episodes of the original animated series, starring that lovable combat-booted misanthrope, are now available on DVD.
Thousands of these flowers were starring the lower air, and the strewn petals of blown and fallen roses covered the light soil.
The hundredth night he gave when Perfecta was starring was town talk.
(a) Singling or removing most of the antimony from the ore; (b) Doubling; (c) Refining or "starring."
He has been so long used to starring it, that he makes light of stirring it.
Most of the theatres are now "starring," or giving public performances in the streets.
Old English steorra, from Proto-Germanic *sterron, *sternon (cf. Old Saxon sterro, Old Norse stjarna, Old Frisian stera, Dutch ster, Old High German sterro, German Stern, Gothic stairno), from PIE *ster- (cf. Sanskrit star-, Hittite shittar, Greek aster, astron, Latin stella, Breton sterenn, Welsh seren "star").
Astrological sense of "influence of planets and zodiac on human affairs" is recorded from mid-13c.; star-crossed is from "Romeo and Juliet" (1592). Stars as a ranking of quality for hotels, restaurants, etc. are attested from 1886, originally in Baedecker guides. Brass star as a police badge is recorded from 1859 (New York City).
1824, "perform the lead part" (said of actors, singers, etc.), from star (n.). Sporting sense is from 1916. Related: Starred; starring.
Note: Our own sun is a medium-sized star.
Note: Each star has a definite lifetime and dies when it uses up its supply of fuel. (See black hole, neutron star, supernova, and white dwarf.)
Note: All chemical elements heavier than helium are created in the center of stars and are returned to space when the star dies.
Note: New stars are forming constantly.