red star


Definition of red star

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

Examples of red star in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pinned to my lapel was a red star with the face of the child Lenin, rendered in gold relief, peering serenely from its center. Alex Halberstadt, The New Yorker, "October’s Child: The Year I Left the Soviet Union," 5 Apr. 2020 The tables for panelists onstage, however, were bedecked in banners displaying the SRA’s winkingly Soviet-style logo: three rifle cartridges under a red star, encircled by stalks of wheat. James Pogue, Harper's Magazine, "Good Guys with Guns," 30 Mar. 2020 Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant confirmed (in a NSFW tweet) she was influenced by a 1967 Esquire magazine photo shoot when putting Megan Draper in a white T-shirt emblazoned with a red star. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "Why you're seeing Sharon Tate's name in 2018 and what you should know about the '60s star," 14 Feb. 2018 To prove him wrong, Mr. Teitel placed a red Star of David in the white mosaic tile in the entryway. Helene Stapinski, New York Times, "How Little Italy Became Little Albanian-Mexican Italy," 13 Mar. 2020 There are plenty of healthy yellow and red stars hosting planets, not so unlike our solar system. Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "Asteroids go to pieces when their host star dies," 12 Feb. 2020 Huge, red stars like Betelgeuse live fast and die violently, exploding in stellar events called supernovae that are visible across vast distances. National Geographic, "A giant star is acting strange, and astronomers are buzzing," 26 Dec. 2019 The gigantic red star Betelgeuse may have a dark secret in its past, according to scientists. Fox News, "Bright star Betelgeuse may have been a 'cannibal,' scientists say," 9 Jan. 2020 Some astronomers suspect the end may be near for this beloved red star. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "As Betelgeuse Dims, Scientists Wonder If We're Watching a Star Die," 30 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of red star

1750, in the meaning defined above

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“Red star.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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