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starship (n.)

"space ship," 1934 (in "Astounding Stories"), from star (n.) + ship (n.). Earlier in reference to celebrity.

updated on November 26, 2013

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Definitions of starship from WordNet

starship (n.)
a spacecraft designed to carry a crew into interstellar space (especially in science fiction);
Synonyms: spaceship
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.