a U.S. weapons research program begun in 1984 to explore technologies, including ground- and space-based lasers, for destroying attacking missiles and warheads.
noun (functioning as sing)
Formal name Strategic Defense Initiative. (in the US) a proposed system of artificial satellites armed with lasers to destroy enemy missiles in space SDI
(modifier; sometimes not capitals) of, relating to, or denoting this system: Star Wars defence, star wars policy
Star Wars definition
A series of popular science fiction motion pictures created by George Lucas. The first trilogy debuted in 1977 with Star Wars: A New Hope. The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi followed in the 1980s. Prequels, Episode I: The Phantom Menance and Episode 2: Attack of the Clones, were recently released. The films are noted for combining classic themes of good versus evil with cutting-edge special effects.
Star Wars definition
A popular name, taken from the title of a film, for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) of President Ronald Reagan. “Star Wars” involves the development by the United States of a defense in outer space against intercontinental ballistic missiles.
noun 1. any of several chickweeds of the genus Stellaria. 2. any of several plants of the genera Aster and Arenaria. noun 1. any of several plants with star-shaped flowers, esp the stitchwort 2. water starwort, any of several aquatic plants of the genus Callitriche, having a star-shaped rosette of floating leaves: family Callitrichaceae
noun 1. a city in the SW Russian Federation in Europe, SW of Voronezh.
noun, plural stases [stey-seez, stas-eez] /ˈsteɪ siz, ˈstæs iz/ (Show IPA) 1. the state of equilibrium or inactivity caused by opposing equal forces. 2. Pathology. stagnation in the flow of any of the fluids of the body, as of the blood in an inflamed area or the intestinal contents proximal to an obstruction. noun 1. […]
verb (used with object) 1. to put by or away as for safekeeping or future use, usually in a secret place (usually followed by away): The squirrel stashes away nuts for winter. noun 2. something put away or hidden: a stash of gold coins buried in the garden. 3. a place in which something is […]