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starproof

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

star +‎ -proof

AdjectiveEdit

starproof (not comparable)

  1. (poetic, nonce word) Impervious to the light of the stars.
    • 1634, John Milton, Arcades, Song II, lines 84 to 89.
      O'er the smooth enamelled green, / Where no print of step hath been, / Follow mc, as I sing / And touch the warbled string, / Under the shady roof / Of branching elm star-proof.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for starproof in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)