from The Century Dictionary.

  • To turn into or cause to resemble a star; convert into a constellation; make glorious; glorify.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb Obs. or R. To turn into a star; to cause to appear like a star; to place among the stars, or in heaven.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive, mythology To transform from an earthly body into a celestial body; to place in the sky as such
  • verb transitive, astronomy To turn into a star.


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From Middle English stellifien, from Middle French stellifier, from Medieval Latin stellificare, itself from Latin stella ("star") + faciō ("make, do").


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  • To turn into a star; place among the stars.

    May 13, 2008

  • This word sounds kind of cook, but I think that asterate sounds cooler.

    May 14, 2008

  • Wow. What a beautiful definition.

    October 16, 2017