all-star

adjective
\ ˈȯl-ˌstär How to pronounce all-star (audio) \

Definition of all-star

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: composed wholly or chiefly of stars or of outstanding performers or participants an all-star cast

all-star

noun

Definition of all-star (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a member of an all-star team
2 : an outstanding or highly regarded performer within a field : star The ceremony gathered all-stars from film, television, and radio.

First Known Use of all-star

Adjective

1888, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1893, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Learn More About all-star

Time Traveler for all-star

Time Traveler

The first known use of all-star was in 1888

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near all-star

all standing

all-star

Allston

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for all-star

Cite this Entry

“All-star.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all-star. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for all-star

all-star

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of all-star

: including mostly or only performers who are famous or very skillful

all-star

adjective
\ ˈȯl-ˈstär \

Kids Definition of all-star

: made up only or mostly of outstanding participants an all-star team

More from Merriam-Webster on all-star

Nglish: Translation of all-star for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!