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Definition of the noun Star Wars

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proper noun

  1. A nickname for the United States Strategic Defense Initiative.


  1. "Star Wars" is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, and Alec Guinness. In the story, a group of freedom fighters known as the Rebel Alliance and led by Princess Leia plots to destroy the Death Star space station, which carries a planet-destroying capability created by the Galactic Empire. This conflict disrupts the isolated life of farmboy Luke Skywalker when he inadvertently acquires the droids containing the stolen plans for the Death Star. After the Empire begins a destructive search for the missing droids, Skywalker agrees to accompany Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi on a mission to return the Death Star plans to the Rebel Alliance and save the galaxy from the tyranny of the Galactic Empire.
  2. "star wars" a.k.a. "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace": Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master discover nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker, a young slave unusually strong in the Force. Anakin wins a thrilling Podrace and with it his freedom as he leaves his home to be trained as a Jedi. The heroes return to Naboo where Anakin and the Queen face massive invasion forces while the two Jedi contend with a deadly foe named Darth Maul. Only then do they realize the invasion is merely the first step in a sinister scheme by the re-emergent forces of darkness known as the Sith.


  1. "Star wars" a.k.a. "Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker" is the original title of the novelization of the film Star Wars. Credited to George Lucas, but actually ghostwritten by Alan Dean Foster, it was first published on November 12, 1976 by Ballantine Books.
  2. "Star Wars" is a book by Matthew Reinhart.


  1. "Star Wars" is an arcade game produced by Atari Inc. and released in 1983. The game is a first person space simulator, simulating the attack on the Death Star from the 1977 film Star Wars. The game is composed of 3D color vector graphics. This game was developed during the Golden Age of Arcade Games and is considered the #4 most popular game of all time according to the readers of Killer List of Videogames.
    • also known as Star Wars: The Arcade Game
    • mode: Single-player video game
    • designer: Mike Hally
    • developers: Atari, Atari, Inc.
    • genres: Simulation video game, Shoot 'em up, Action game, Shooter game
    • publishers: Atari, Parker Brothers
    • released in (32 years ago)
  2. "Star Wars" is an action game based on the 1977 film of the same name. It was released by Victor Interactive Software for the Family Computer in Japan on November 15, 1991 and by JVC for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America in November 1991 and in Europe on March 26, 1992.
    • mode: Single-player video game
    • developer: Krome Studios Melbourne
    • genres: Action game, Platform game, Shooter game
    • publishers: JVC, U.S. Gold, Capcom, Nintendo, Victor Interactive Software, Ubisoft
    • released on (23 years ago)
  3. "Star Wars" is a Family Computer video game released in 1987 by Namco. Despite being based on the first Star Wars film, some levels are based on the later two Star Wars films. It is the only game in the Star Wars franchise that was released exclusively in Japan. The game is a common side-scrolling platformer where the player controls Luke Skywalker, as he travels to join the Rebellion against the Empire.
    • mode: Single-player video game
    • developer: Namco
    • genres: Platform game, Action game
    • publishers: Namco, Bandai Namco Games
    • released on (28 years ago)
  4. Star Wars is a 1992 pinball machine released by Data East. It is based on the Star Wars original trilogy of films.


  1. "Star Wars": John Williams' score for Star Wars was recorded over eight sessions at Anvil Studios in Denham, England on March 5, 8–12, 15 and 16, 1977. The score was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra with Williams himself conducting. The score was orchestrated by frequent Williams' associate Herbert W. Spencer, who also orchestrated The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The score was recorded by engineer Eric Tomlinson and edited by Kenneth Wannberg, and the scoring sessions were produced by Star Wars director George Lucas and supervised by Lionel Newman, head of 20th Century Fox's music department.
  2. "Star Wars" a.k.a. "Main Title" is a composition, film featured song.
  3. "Star Wars" is a musical album of Ferrante and Teicher.
    • released in (37 years ago)
  4. "Star Wars" is a musical album of The Original Movies Orchestra.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  5. "Star Wars" is a musical EP of Space Track.
  6. "Star Wars" is a musical album of The Electric Moog Orchestra.
  7. "Star Wars" is a musical album of The New World Orchestra.
  8. "Star Wars" is a composition.


  1. Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise centered on a film series created by George Lucas. The film series, consisting of two trilogies, has spawned an extensive media franchise called the Expanded Universe including books, television series, computer and video games, and comic books. These supplements to the franchise resulted in significant development of the series' fictional universe, keeping the franchise active in the 16-year interim between the two film trilogies. The franchise depicts a galaxy described as far, far away in the distant past, and it commonly portrays Jedi as a representation of good, in conflict with the Sith, their evil counterpart. Their weapon of choice, the lightsaber, is commonly recognized in popular culture. The franchise's storylines contain many themes, with strong influences from philosophy and religion.
    • also known as Star Wars Universe, Star Wars Galaxy
    • some of the awards:
        • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Comedy nomination for George Lucas
        • People's Choice Award for Favorite All-Time Motion Picture
        • ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Children’s Content (The Clone Wars)
    • official website:
  2. Star Wars: An expanded radio dramatization of the original Star Wars trilogy was produced in 1981, 1983, and 1996. The first two radio series, based on A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, were produced and broadcast by National Public Radio as part of NPR Playhouse. A dramatization of Return of the Jedi was produced by most of the same team and also broadcast on NPR.
  3. Star Wars: Four Star Wars films have been adapted to manga.
  4. Star Wars Comic is a British comic published monthly by Titan Magazines. It previously featured comic strips reprinted from Star Wars graphic novels, but now contains all-original content.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Star Wars

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Google previewA Galaxy Not So Far Away (2002)

Writers and Artists on Twenty-five Years of Star Wars by Glenn Kenny

Star Wars is a perfect fable for America's sense of its own goodness, but it also shows how unreflective that sense can be. A BIG DUMB MOVIE ABOUT SPACE WIZARDS: Struggling to Cope Jedi ...

Google previewEcoCities (2006)

Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature by Richard Register

Star Wars is a movie set in a distant past, far, far away...

Google previewENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY The Ultimate Guide to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

by The Editors of Entertainment Weekly, Edwards, Gareth

The open secret about Star Wars is that the future of the franchise is full of prequels: movies set before the original trilogy, with younger variations of beloved characters. Alden Ehrenreich is playing Young Han Solo in a movie... or three.

Google previewAmerican Films of the 70s (2000)

Conflicting Visions by Peter Lev

as saying that Star Wars was conceptualized as a movie that would appeal to ten-year-old boys. 22 Star Wars is a movie coming out of the latency period, a movie which elides ...

Google previewDanse Macabre (2010)

by Stephen King

Star Wars is a science fiction film, although we must recognize the fact that it's sf of the E. E. “Doc” Smith/Murray Leinster whack-and-slash school: an outer space western just overflowing with pioneer spirit. Somewhere in between these two, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Motion Picture Sound (2001)

by Marty McGee

If it was the semi- autobiographical American Gra‡ti that established writer-director Lucas as a major Hollywood player, then it was Star Wars that made Lucas a household name and an ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Mesoamerica (2012)

by Walter Robert Thurmond Witschey, Clifford T. Brown

Linda Schele, Maya art historian and epigrapher, took a cue from the popular Star Wars movies and applied the label Star Wars to describe Maya warfare events that were ritually timed to the helical rising of Venus (its first appearance as the ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2005)

Themes, Works, and Wonders by Gary Westfahl

Years after completing the third Star Wars film, George Lucas returned to the series to launch a three-film prequel to explain the events leading up to the original Star Wars film, now frequently described as Episode Four: A New Hope.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the 1970s (1999)

by James Stuart Olson

STAR WARS. Star Wars, released in 1977, was the first installment of George Lucas's* science fiction, space adventure film trilogy. An amalgam of Superman ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Reagan-Bush Years (1996)

by Peter B. Levy


Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Politics (2004)

by David Robertson

the world's foremost hawk, a true believer in Star Wars, rather than the man who signed the Intermediate Nuclear Forces ...

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I got to meet Mark Hamill. He signed some Star Wars posters for us. I saw the fight scenes he had. He was really into making fun of himself and Star Wars. (Shannon Elizabeth)
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