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qua·sar (kwzär, -sär, -zr, -sr) n.

1. An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.

2. a starlike object that may send out radio waves and other forms of energy; large red shifts imply enormous recession velocities

quas(i-stellar) + (st)ar.
The only mechanism people could think of that would produce such large quantities of energy seemed to be the gravitational collapse not just of a star but of the whole central region of a galaxy. This is now known to be a quasar.
by Daniel Spargo July 09, 2005
a distant celestial object that produces a spectrum that is heavily redshifted when viewed through a spectroscope.

its probably something else as well...
er...check out the light from that quasar :P
by KrOnicK August 09, 2005
A quasar (more recently known as a QSO, Quasi-Stellar Object) is a distant star-sized energy source in space that gives off lots of ultraviolet. They are compact and very far away, but they are also very bright.Some of these QSO's gives off large amounts of radiation, including radio waves and X-rays. The word quasar is short for quasi-stellar radio objects. Quasars were first detected by Maartin Schmidt and Allan R. Sandage in 1963 -1964.
"We believe that galaxies and quasars are very intimately connected, that in fact quasars are a phase of galaxy evolution. In our current picture, as every galaxy forms and collapses, it has a brief quasar phase."
by Tori Merton October 25, 2005
A dance, with just your forearms out, close your fist except for your pinky and jab the air and turn over your hand and jab again and again and again etc. It can be done in different tempos to excite a crowd.
Check out my new dance that the ladies love, its called the Quasar!
by ExtremeDancerX1ox May 11, 2010
A concept car developed by Peugeot in 1984.


Engine: I4 16v DOHC biturbo
Power: 600hp/98 ft.lbs torque
Chassis: Peugeot 205 Turbo 16
Suspension: Formula 1 double wishbone
Drive: AWD
Look at that Quasar over there, the French actually made a cool looking car.
by ConfederateFlorida July 10, 2008
something or somebody, who/that is very crazy and wild, and very cool and radical at the same time.
1. "Did you see that guy at lunch today who tied his shoes with no hands??"

"Yeah, that was so quasar!"

2. "Today I skipped school to go four wheeling in the mountains!"

"Whoa, you're so quasar, Tom!"
by emraqs0 October 29, 2009
another name for a loser; Lame person
from Mr. Boudreau`s teaching space science
OMG! look at Becca shes such a quasar.
by DariaAndAliciaWoot March 11, 2010
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