costar

noun
co·​star | \ ˈkō-ˌstär How to pronounce costar (audio) \
variants: or co-star
plural costars or co-stars

Definition of costar

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one of two or more main performers who star in a motion picture, play, etc. … the star seems more relaxed and confident, and there's a bracing snap to the byplay between him and his costars.— Mark Harris

costar

verb
variants: or co-star
costarred or co-starred; costarring or co-starring

Definition of costar (Entry 2 of 2)

1 transitive : to employ or present (someone) as one of two or more leading performers in a motion picture, play, etc. Directed by Lasse Hallström … and costarring a fine ensemble …— Leonora Langley
2 intransitive : to appear with another star in a motion picture, play, etc.

Examples of costar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The actress's brother and former Schitt's Creek costar, Dan Levy, shared news of the wedding on his Instagram last year, posting a black-and-white photo of the sibling duo dancing up a storm after the ceremony. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, 5 July 2022 After an introduction from his costar Suzanne Rogers, who plays Maggie Kiriakis, Jennifer appeared virtually to praise her dad's many accomplishments. Sara Netzley, EW.com, 25 June 2022 Jana Schmieding, who is both a writer and costar, continues to be a standout as Reagan Wells, a loyal friend to Nathan who is determined to make a go of a cultural center devoted to her fellow Minishonka people. oregonlive, 2 July 2022 On Sunday, the actress, 58, shared a sweet tribute to her longtime friend and costar in celebration of his 61st birthday. Natasha Dado, PEOPLE.com, 4 Apr. 2022 Zoey Deutch, Dylan O’Brien, Johnny Flynn and Simon Russell Beale costar. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 5 Jan. 2022 Seth Rogen, Nick Offerman, and Taylor Schilling costar. Jennifer M. Wood, Wired, 31 Dec. 2021 Here, she's pictured with her Company costar Matt Doyle. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 25 May 2022 During an interview with PEOPLE, Conover gushed over his costar-turned-girlfriend and said that their romance was a long time in the making. Caitlyn Hitt, PEOPLE.com, 16 May 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The actress is set to costar with Jamie Foxx in a forthcoming Netflix comedy, aptly titled Back in Action. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 June 2022 Harrison Ford will also costar in the Paramount+ series. Matthew Gilbert, BostonGlobe.com, 18 May 2022 The show will also costar Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Ryan Corr, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Graham McTavish, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson and Gavin Spokes. Jennifer Maas, Variety, 22 Apr. 2022 Shortly after the release of The Danish Girl, Depp and Redmayne, 40, would go on to costar together in 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Stephanie Wenger, PEOPLE.com, 5 May 2022 The show will also costar Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Ryan Corr, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Graham McTavish, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson and Gavin Spokes. Jennifer Maas, Variety, 22 Apr. 2022 The show will also costar Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Ryan Corr, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Graham McTavish, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson and Gavin Spokes. Jennifer Maas, Variety, 22 Apr. 2022 And Washington's Little Fires Everywhere costar Reese Witherspoon paid tribute to her friend by sharing a photo of them together on her Instagram Story. Kelly Wynne, PEOPLE.com, 1 Feb. 2022 Both Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons, who costar in the Netflix Western and are together in real life, have scored Academy Award nominations for the film. Mary Sollosi, EW.com, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of costar

Noun

1888, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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Last Updated

8 Aug 2022

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“Costar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/costar. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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