“I had always seen myself as a star; I wanted to be a galaxy”
The word star has various meanings. One can be a person who is highly celebrated in a field or profession. In some other countries like Italy, Germany or Turkey they also use the word star to describe a famous person. The other is “a self-luminous body that is visible in the sky especially at night”. Furthermore a star is often used as a symbol of rank or merit, in the shape of a pentagram “the hotel has three stars”.
A synonym for star is champion. The word champion has not the same meaning as star because a champion is someone who has surpassed all rivals in a sporting contest or other competition, but if a champion is gaining popularity than he becomes a star.
The antonym for star is commoner. A commoner is a normal citizen without particular rank or title.
The origin of the word “star“ in context of celebrity is attested in the book “The Cricketers of My Time” by John Nyren. In 1832 Nyren wrote this famous cricket book about the Hambledon Club and described one of the best batsman (John Small) as “a star of the first magnitude”. Later in the 1910s-1920s, in reference to the great hockey player Frank Patrick, the use of the word “superstar” was invented.
Furthermore, there are various types of stars. They exist for nearly every possible field in our society, for example in sports, television, fashion business etc. Looking at the music business, the celebrities are called pop stars, rap stars and rock stars.