Definition of Stellar

1. Adjective. Indicating the most important performer or role. "A stellar performance"

Exact synonyms: Leading, Prima, Star, Starring
Similar to: Major



2. Adjective. Being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars. "Stellar light"
Exact synonyms: Astral
Partainyms: Star, Star

Definition of Stellar

1. a. Of or pertaining to stars; astral; as, a stellar figure; stellary orbs.

Definition of Stellar

1. Adjective. (astronomy notcomp) Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of stars. ¹

2. Adjective. Heavenly. ¹

3. Adjective. Exceptional; wonderful. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stellar

1. pertaining to the stars [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stellar

steining
steinings
steinkirk
steinkirks
steins
stela
stelae
stelai
stelar
stele
stelene
steles
stelic
stelis
stell
stellar (current term)
stellar(a)
stellar disk
stellar disks
stellar nursery
stellar parallax
stellar wind
stellar winds
stellarator
stellarators
stellarities
stellarity
stellarly
stellas
stellate

Literary usage of Stellar

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The vast system calls for an explanation of its origin: a stellar cosmogony. ... stellar cosmogony must leave the question open, whether the mechanism of ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"23. then the lines of the stellar spectrogram would be seen in focus of the eyepiece and the image of the solar spectrograph would be obliterated. ..."

3. The Sun by Charles Greeley Abbot (1911)
"stellar Spectra. — The Classification of stellar Spectra. ... stellar Evolution. AT first glance the stars appear to be about as much like the sun as the ..."

4. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1891)
"On October 10, 1887, a plate was exposed during 3 hours, •which shows the nucleus very faintly stellar, and it is elongated like all the stars on the plate. ..."

5. The American Year Book: A Record of Events and Progress by Francis Graham Wickware, (, Albert Bushnell Hart, (, Simon Newton Dexter North, William M. Schuyler (1915)
"stellar Evolution.—Russell, writing in \ature and the Observatory during the year, has brought together much evidence with which to champion the view that ..."

6. Report of the Annual Meeting (1896)
"By ISAAC EGBERTS, D.Sc., FRS The evidence of stellar evolution which it is now proposed ... There are also five well-formed stars involved, but the stellar ..."

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