STARRY, a. [from star.] 1. Abounding with stars; adorned with stars. Above the clouds, above the starry sky. 2. Consisting of stars; stellar; stellary; proceeding from the stars; as starry light; starry flame. 3. Shining like stars; resembling stars; as starry eyes.
adjective (starrier; -est) Date: 14th century 1.a. adorned with stars; especiallystar-studdedb. of, relating to, or consisting of stars ;stellarc. shining like stars ; sparkling d. having parts arranged like the rays of a star ;stellate2. as high as or seemingly as high as the stars <starry speculations> 3.starry-eyed
Starry Star"ry, a. 1. Abounding with stars; adorned with stars. ``Above the starry sky.'' --Pope. 2. Consisting of, or proceeding from, the stars; stellar; stellary; as, starry light; starry flame. Do not Christians and Heathens, Jews and Gentiles, poets and philosophers, unite in allowing the starry influence? --Sir W. Scott. 3. Shining like stars; sparkling; as, starry eyes. 4. Arranged in rays like those of a star; stellate. Starry ray (Zo["o]l.), a European skate (Raita radiata); -- so called from the stellate bases of the dorsal spines.