Stars vs. Planets

Stars vs. Planets — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Stars and Planets

Starsnoun

A celestial body that generates light and other radiant energy and consists of a mass of gas held together by its own gravity in which the energy generated by nuclear reactions in the interior is balanced by the outflow of energy to the surface, and the inward-directed gravitational forces are balanced by the outward-directed gas and radiation pressures.

Planetsnoun

In the traditional model of solar systems, a celestial body larger than an asteroid or comet, illuminated by light from a star, such as the sun, around which it revolves.

Starsnoun

Any of the celestial bodies visible at night from Earth as relatively stationary, usually twinkling points of light.

Planetsnoun

A celestial body that orbits the sun, has sufficient mass to assume nearly a round shape, clears out dust and debris from the neighborhood around its orbit, and is not a satellite of another planet.

Starsnoun

Something regarded as resembling such a celestial body.

Planetsnoun

One of the seven celestial bodies, Mercury, Venus, the moon, the sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, visible to the naked eye and thought by ancient astronomers to revolve in the heavens about a fixed Earth and among fixed stars.

Starsnoun

A graphic design having five or more radiating points, often used as a symbol of rank or merit.

Planetsnoun

The collection of life forms supported on Earth

an asteroid that threatened the whole planet.

Starsnoun

An artistic performer or athlete whose leading role or superior performance is acknowledged.

Planetsnoun

People as a whole; humankind or the general public

The entire planet was affected by the global recession.

Starsnoun

One who is highly celebrated in a field or profession.

Planetsnoun

One of the seven revolving astrological celestial bodies that in conjunction with the stars are believed to influence human affairs and personalities.

Starsnoun

An asterisk (*).

Starsnoun

The star key on a telephone

For customer service, press star.

Starsnoun

A white spot on the forehead of a horse.

Starsnoun

A planet or constellation of the zodiac believed in astrology to influence personal destiny.

Starsnoun

stars The future; destiny. Often used with the.

Starsadjective

Outstanding or famous, especially in performing something

a star researcher.a star figure skater.

Starsadjective

Of or relating to a star or stars.

Starsverb

To ornament with stars.

Starsverb

To award or mark with a star for excellence.

Starsverb

To mark with an asterisk.

Starsverb

To present or feature (a performer) in a leading role.

Starsverb

To play the leading role in a theatrical or film production.

Starsverb

To do an outstanding job; perform excellently.

Starsnoun

(with "the") Outer space.