Definition of Stellify

1. v. t. To turn into a star; to cause to appear like a star; to place among the stars, or in heaven.



Definition of Stellify

1. Verb. (transitive mythology) To transform from an earthly body into a celestial body; to place in the sky as such ¹

2. Verb. (transitive astronomy) To turn into a star. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stellify

1. to convert into a star [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stellify

stellate
stellate venule
stellated
stellation
stellations
stelled
stellenbosch
stellerid
stellerids
stellerite
stellia
stelliferous
stellified
stellifies
stelliform
stellify (current term)
stellifying
stelling
stellion
stellionate
stellionates
stellions
stellites
stellium
stelliums
stellocentric
stells
stellular
stellulate
stelocyttarous

Literary usage of Stellify

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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"To stellify. To make into a star, to make glorious. And therefore non- the Thracian Orpheus' lyre, And Hercules himself, are stellify'd. ..."

2. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1857)
"stellify, ยป. To make into a star ; to make glorious. ... By him who seeks to stellify her name. Drayt., Legend of Matilda. STELLING, s. ..."

3. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"Yes parde," quod he, " wost thou why, For whan thou redest poetry, How the goddes can stellify ..."

4. Words and Their Ways in English Speech by James Bradstreet Greenough, George Lyman Kittredge (1901)
"Besides having the native word, we have borrowed freely from Greek and Latin: stellar, stellate, stellify, constellation; aster, ' the star-flower,' ..."

5. Words and Their Ways in English Speech by James Bradstreet Greenough, George Lyman Kittredge (1901)
"Besides having the native word, we have borrowed freely from Greek and Latin: stellar, stellate, stellify, constellation ; aster, ' the star-flower,' ..."

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