What is the difference between a star and a shooting star?

Stars are celestial bodies that emit light of their own. Our sun is also a star. The stars appear to move from east to west. A star which rises in the east in the evening, sets in the west in the early morning. Meteors are commonly known as shooting stars. Meteor is seen as a bright streak of light coming down the night sky. It is usually a small object that occasionally enters the Earth’s atmosphere with very high speed.