adjective stel·lar \ˈste-lər\

: of or relating to the stars

: very good

Full Definition of STELLAR

a :  of or relating to the stars :  astral
b :  composed of stars
:  of or relating to a theatrical or film star <stellar names>
a :  principal, leading <a stellar role>
b :  outstanding <a stellar performance>

Examples of STELLAR

  1. the rate of stellar expansion
  2. The movie has a stellar cast.

Origin of STELLAR

Late Latin stellaris, from Latin stella star — more at star
First Known Use: circa 1656

Other Astronomy Terms

gibbous, nadir, nebulous, penumbra, retrograde, sidereal, syzygy, wane, wax, zenith
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