transitive verb

: to turn into or as if into a star : place among the stars : glorify
therefore deserves to be stellified by British astronomersJohn Ruskin

Word History


Middle English stellifien, from Middle French stellifier, from Medieval Latin stellificare, from Latin stella star + -ificare -ify

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near stellify

Cite this Entry

“Stellify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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