from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A crewed spacecraft designed for interstellar travel.
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- n. A type of spacecraft capable of traveling to the solar systems of other stars
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or condition of being a star, as the chief actor in a dramatic company.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a spacecraft designed to carry a crew into interstellar space (especially in science fiction)
"That's what this starship is all about; that's why we're aboard her."
In particular, Kirk's inquiry about what God needs with a starship is legitimately classic line and a key bit of Star Trek theology (on which more below).
When a weak distress signal from a long-lost starship is received by a merchant on the edge of known space, Hansen grasps its significance at once and informs Cheveldeoff.
TrekMovie has a first look at the USS Kelvin, a Federation starship from the generation before the Enterprise.
- No matter where a starship is being hit it always damages in some way the command bridge.
What if, for instance, your name was David Gerrold, and you called your starship captain Jonathan Corie?
Return to that tin can you call a starship or to that adorable Ocampan you’re so fond of.
Hope's Folly (2009) by Linnea Sinclair blends military SF and romance in a story that pits a rag-tag starship crew against a powerful empire.
Commanding a starship is your first, best destiny.
Running a starship was a vastly different task from maneuvering across the bare, blasted plains of distant Snowglade.