red star


: a star having a very low surface temperature and a red color

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Progressive Brazilians who did want to flaunt the uniform went for alternative versions that included progressive symbols like the red star of Lula’s Workers’ party or the LGBTQ flag. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 9 Jan. 2023 On the left side of the helmet, there’s the Winter Soldier’s metal arm, with his red star changed to green. Dallas News, 13 May 2022 And this planet, Proxima b, orbits its small, cool, red star at the right distance that the temperature could keep surface water in liquid form. Liz Kruesi, Discover Magazine, 1 Sep. 2016 The minuscule red star known as Teegarden’s Star turns out to have two planets, each a minimum of 1.1 times the mass of the Earth, quite possibly part of a larger system that includes other, as-yet-undetected worlds. Corey S. Powell, Discover Magazine, 30 June 2019 Some are wearing versions emblazoned with a red star, the symbol of Lula’s Workers’ Party, or the number 13, a designation assigned to the party on election ballots. Gabriela Sá Pessoa, Washington Post, 23 Nov. 2022 In San Francisco’s Union Square the glowing, red star of the 80-foot Christmas tree once again sparkles above the palms trees. J.k. Dineen, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Nov. 2022 Notably, the bright red star sticking out of the topmost pillar's southeastern edge, are larger than the size of our entire solar system. Julia Musto, Fox News, 29 Oct. 2022 Days earlier in Estonia, a replica of a Soviet tank with the communist red star was removed by cranes and trucked away to a museum — one of up to 400 destined for removal. Vanessa Gera, Anchorage Daily News, 31 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1750, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of red star was in 1750

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“Red star.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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