starstar2 ●●○ verb (starred, starring) 1 [intransitive]APAMACTOR/ACTRESS if someone stars in a film, television show etc, they are one of the main characters in itstar in Eastwood starred in ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’.star with/opposite DeVito stars opposite Dreyfuss in the movie.star as Hugh Grant stars as the romantic hero. ‘The Freshman’ was Brando’s first starring role (=the most important part in a film) in ten years.2 [transitive]APAMACTOR/ACTRESS if a film, television show, or play stars someone, that person is one of the main characters in it syn feature a film starring Meryl Streepstar somebody as ... The movie starred Orson Welles as Harry Lime.3 WRITE[transitive] to put an asterisk (=a star-shaped mark) next to something written The starred items are available. Grammar Star is usually passive in this meaning.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusstar• Paul Winfield and Kevin Hooks also star.• The most important points have been starred.• Attenborough's 1987 "Cry Freedom" starred Denzel Washington.• Andy Vaughan starred for Wilmslow reaching an unbeaten 59 off only 42 deliveries.• Hollywood heart-throb Keanu Reeves is set to star in a true story based on a newspaper article from the Times.• Silverman also starred in "Brighton Beach Memoirs."• Danny Aiello stars in this comedy about New York's first big lottery winner.• M.D. In sixty-four stage productions, so far - starring in twenty-six of them in London.• Director Jane Campion's latest film, which stars Kate Winslet and Harvey Keitel, was one of the highlights of the New York Film Festival.• The film stars Patricia Arquette and is directed by Steven Brill.• Doyle's explosive shot starred the side window.star with/opposite• Wagner set his sights on a degree in electrical engineering, and he followed his star with a fervid intensity.• They're much better off dancing the night away under the stars with a friend or two.• The stars with a soft smile.• He was born when Brigitte was at the top, living as a spoilt star with actor-husband Jacques Charrier.• I recall, in my confusion, being inanely impressed by a pop star with enough upstairs to remember his own name.• Generally, such phenomena are interpreted in terms of the interaction between steady winds from young stars with material in the surrounding cloud.• The first propellant segment is moulded into an eleven-point star with the points facing inward.