/stahrd/, adj.
1. set or studded with or as with stars.
2. decorated with a star, as of an order.
3. marked with a starlike figure or spot, esp. an asterisk.
4. Ling. (of a form or construction) ungrammatical or otherwise unacceptable: so called because of the convention of placing an asterisk before such a form. Cf. asterisk (def. 2).
5. Historical Ling. (of a form) hypothetical or reconstructed, but unattested. Cf. asterisk (def. 3).
[1175-1225; ME; see STAR, -ED3]

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