gold star: Meaning and Definition of
- a gold-colored star displayed, as on a service flag, to indicate that a member of one's family, organization, or the like, was killed in war as a member of the armed forces.
- You get the gold star for cooking such a gourmet dinner.
- symbolic approval or recognition for outstanding merit or effort:You get the gold star for cooking such a gourmet dinner.
- anything that represents an outstanding effort or achievement:Her promotion was the gold star she'd been working for.