adjective, starchier, starchiest.
of, relating to, or of the nature of starch.
stiffened with starch.
stiff and formal, as in manner.
adjective starchier, starchiest
of, relating to, or containing starch: starchy foods
extremely formal, stiff, or conventional: a starchy manner
stiffened with starch
stand up for someone
noun, Astronomy. 1. a cloudlike patch of light on the celestial sphere, consisting of a multitude of stars.
noun, Astronomy. 1. a number of stars of common origin held together as a group by gravitational attraction. Compare globular cluster, open cluster, stellar association.
- Star connection
noun 1. a connection used in a polyphase electrical device or system of devices in which the windings each have one end connected to a common junction, the star point, and the other end to a separate terminal See also Y connection Compare delta connection
[stahr-krawst, -krost] /ˈstɑrˌkrɔst, -ˌkrɒst/ adjective 1. thwarted or opposed by the stars; ill-fated: star-crossed lovers. star-crossed adjective 1. dogged by ill luck; destined to misfortune