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Webster 1828 Edition


Ster

STER

, in composition, is from the Sax. Steora, a director. See Steer. It seems primarily to have signified chief, principal or director, as in the L. Minister, chief servant; but in other words, as in spinster, we do not recognize the sense of chief, but merely that of a person who carries on the business of spinning.

Definition 2022


ster

ster

See also: stêr, Stèr, and -ster

Afrikaans

Noun

ster (plural sterre, diminutive sterretjie)

  1. star

Breton

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsteːr/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Brythonic *ster, from Proto-Celtic *sterā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

Noun

ster f (singulative sterenn)

  1. stars
Synonyms

Etymology 2

Noun

ster m (plural sterioù)

  1. sense, meaning

Etymology 3

Noun

ster m (plural sterioù)

  1. stere

Cornish

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *sterā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

Noun

ster f (singulative steren)

  1. stars

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɛr
  • IPA(key): /stɛr/

Etymology

From Middle Dutch sterne, sterre, from Old Dutch sterno, sterro, from Proto-Germanic *sternô, *sternǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

Compare West Frisian stjer, English star, German Stern, Danish stjerne.

Noun

ster f (plural sterren, diminutive sterretje n)

  1. (astronomy) star
  2. (person) star
  3. (television) short advertisement

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Polish

Etymology

From German Steuer.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stɛr/

Noun

ster m inan

  1. helm, steering apparatus of a ship
  2. rudder
  3. yoke, control wheel of an aircraft
  4. control surface of an aircraft

Declension


Scots

Etymology

From Old English steorra, from West Germanic *sterro, from Proto-Germanic *sternô, *sternǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

Noun

ster

  1. a star

Synonyms

  • sternie (diminutive)