all-star


adjective

  1. consisting of athletes chosen as the best at their positions from all teams in a league or region: Our quarterback was chosen for the all-star team.
  2. consisting entirely of star performers: an all-star cast.

noun

  1. Sports. a player selected for an all-star team.

adjective

  1. (prenominal) consisting of star performers
adj.

1893, originally of theatrical casts, from all + star (n.) in the “celebrated person” sense. From 1898 in reference to sports teams.

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