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consisting of athletes chosen as the best at their positions from all teams in a league or region:
Our quarterback was chosen for the all-star team.
consisting entirely of star performers:
an all-star cast.
Sports. a player selected for an all-star team.
Contemporary Examples

Putting the show to bed was like, “Fuck, am I breaking up this all-star team?”
The Zany Shades of Nick Kroll Abby Haglage December 14, 2014

Boogie Woogie satirizes the New York and London art scenes with an all-star cast and wicked humor.
The Art World’s Devil Wears Prada James Reginato May 12, 2010

Then Sheen patched in the man he declared was his new BFF: former Major League all-star Lenny Dykstra, better known as “Nails.”
Charlie Sheen’s Crazy New BFF Randall Lane February 28, 2011

It’s an all-star panel that includes National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander and outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller.
Brennan Emerges From The Shadows Daniel Klaidman August 5, 2013

Rob Marshall lined up an all-star cast for his movie adaptation of the popular Sondheim musical.
‘Into the Woods’ Cast: Grading the Singing of Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp & More Kevin Fallon July 24, 2013

Historical Examples

He had “an all-star production,” direct from “the leading theatres of the universe.”
The Daughter of Anderson Crow George Barr McCutcheon

He was pretty hard hit by the failure of the all-star League to go through last year, but hes got plenty left.
Baseball Joe, Home Run King Lester Chadwick

It is not my purpose to select an all-star football team from the long list of heroes past and present.
Football Days William H. Edwards

It sounded the death knell of the all-star League, and it went to pieces like a house of cards.
Baseball Joe Around the World Lester Chadwick

There is a whole chorus of these men-women in the Jackson Park theater—an all-star combination.
The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA ‘Quondam’)

(prenominal) consisting of star performers

1893, originally of theatrical casts, from all + star (n.) in the “celebrated person” sense. From 1898 in reference to sports teams.


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