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Definition of "stardust" [stardust]

  • A dreamlike, romantic, or uncritical sense of well-being. (noun)
  • A cluster of stars too distant to be seen individually, resembling a dimly luminous cloud of dust. Not in scientific use. (noun)
  • Minute particles of matter that fall to Earth from the stars. Not in scientific use. (noun)
  • Have stardust in (one's) eyes To be uncritically or unrealistically optimistic. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stardust" in a sentence
  • "Welner added that Khadr is also something of a "rock star" among inmates due to his al Qaeda family connections, and glistens with the "stardust" of having met Osama bin Laden."
  • "If you'd like to collect a little "stardust" of your own, then this weekend is a great opportunity to actually view Comet 81P Wild 2!"
  • "Action/Adventure, Comic Book/Superhero, Comic Conventions, Comic-Con, Kick-Ass, Matthew-Vaughn reign from the guy who made "stardust" ...who cares? flashzh i was worried that this movie was going to be a disaster. guess not. you'll definitely see me at the midnight release for Kick-Ass."