red star

noun

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

Examples of red star in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their outdoor seafood and wine bar, Conchas de Piedra, earned both a Michelin red star for its culinary efforts and a green star for sustainability. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 May 2024 And perhaps her most lasting contribution was her recommendation that R.H. Macy’s use a red star as its logo. Stephanie Forshee, Fortune, 14 May 2024 Inside the box are crunchy red stars that offer a nod to the city’s flag, and on the box is a map of the city’s neighborhoods. Theresa Vargas, Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2024 An unexpected stellar discovery During their observations of stars near the galactic center, the team identified 21 red stars that experienced unusual changes in luminosity that puzzled astronomers. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 30 Jan. 2024 Wearing white unitards adorned with blue and red stars or a stripe down the side of the leg, the young dancers bounced on their feet before tilting forward and back to the propulsive beat. Gia Kourlas, New York Times, 11 June 2023 In the constellation Orion, look for the red star Betelgeuse, which is Orion’s right shoulder, and the blue star Rigel, Orion’s left foot. Lisa M. Krieger, The Mercury News, 23 Jan. 2024 For the past six years, Wendy Freedman of the University of Chicago (who has worked on the Hubble constant for a quarter century) has focused on a type of old, red star that typically lives in the outer portions of galaxies. Quanta Magazine, 19 Jan. 2024 However, a few extraordinary events are happening this week, from a rare eclipse of the bright red star Betelgeuse to the peak of the best meteor shower of the year, the Geminids. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1750, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of red star was in 1750

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“Red star.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20star. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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