Definition of two-star in English:



  • 1Given two stars in a grading system in which this denotes a low middle standard, being the next above one-star.

    ‘a two-star award in the Michelin guide’
    • ‘Occasionally they'll bump up a record that I didn't feel was as good, and they don't change a word of writing, so it's like weird, it's like you read the review and it reads like a two-star review but there is a three-star rating on it.’
    • ‘The social services department has been awarded a two-star rating in the latest round of inspections.’
    • ‘From £151 per person, fly from Prestwick to the Polish city and get two nights’ B&B at the two-star Krakus Hotel.’
    • ‘A two-night stay at the two-star Comfort Hotel, Sacre Coeur, cost £135 per person, based on twin share, with specified return BA flights from Gatwick during April and May.’
    • ‘Over the coming months, the Waterhead will be transformed from a 27-bedroom two-star hotel into a 41-bedroom luxury four-star establishment.’
    • ‘The manager dolefully explained the problems of running a three - star hotel in a five-star building on a two-star budget.’
    • ‘The service, which had its two-star rating slashed to zero last year, is reaching just 55 per cent of its 10, 400 calls classified as immediately life-threatening within the Government target of eight minutes.’
    • ‘Highlight of the evening was the gourmet dinner overseen by French chef Patrick Henriroux of the two-star Michelin restaurant La Pyramide in Vienne, France, and Hilton executive chef Didier Dessemond.’
    • ‘And she will have to bring the trust back on an even financial keel, build on its two-star rating in the recent NHS performance tables and tackle issues identified in a Commission for Health Improvement report.’
    • ‘The offer is for October 3-4 and includes a return trip by Stena Line ferry, Discovery, a two-star hotel or B & B, a visit to the historic coastal defence museum and the lifeboat museum.’
    • ‘The adult care spokesman said: ‘Getting a two-star rating is very good news as the staff have worked hard to achieve this.’’
    • ‘For example, a two-star rating is ‘Disappointing’, three stars is ‘Solid and enjoyable’, and four stars is ‘Recommended’.’
    • ‘If the hospital does not balance the books and pay off its £1m debt by the end of the financial year, it will lose its two-star rating, which will mean that it forfeits vital government grants.’
    • ‘The French chef of Mondion, Xavier Le Henaff, has worked in a number of two-star Michelin restaurants, including Le Manoir au Quat’ Saisons.’
    • ‘For a hotel near the station, try the Pensione Le Cascine, Largo Alinari 15, a two-star hotel with nicely furnished rooms.’
    • ‘English Lakes Hotels has invested £3.1 million in transforming the Waterhead Hotel from a traditional 28-bedroom two-star hotel to a 41-room four-star hotel.’
    • ‘While it has kept last year's two-star rating (out of a possible nought to three stars) it has risen towards the top of this level.’
    • ‘Three of the four have a two-star rating, while the Toorak has an extra star.’
    • ‘The Waterhead Hotel at Ambleside has been transformed from a traditional 28-bedroom, two-star offering to a 41-room four-star hotel sporting a strikingly contemporary look.’
    • ‘Single stars were awarded to 105 restaurants this year, two-star ratings were given to 12 and just three restaurants were given three stars.’
    1. 1.1 Having or denoting the fourth-highest military rank, distinguished in the US armed forces by two stars on the shoulder piece of the uniform.
      ‘a two-star general’
      • ‘The newly elected president was publicly insulted by service people (including a two-star general) in person, in print, and in speeches.’
      • ‘The commander of ground forces in Kyiv [Kiev] requested I meet with the two-star general responsible for a multilateral peacekeeping exercise located hours away to work through the problem.’
      • ‘Usually commanded by a two-star general, they have responsibility for oversight over both detention facility operations and interrogation facility operations.’
      • ‘Cambodian military police have arrested a two-star general on charge of illegally mobilizing an armed group, a senior military court official said Thursday.’
      • ‘‘We've a got a two-star Marine general staying today,’ Hurt said.’
      • ‘Although Thi outranked Tho, a two-star general, Tho made the final decisions in military situations, and Thi obeyed Tho in family matters.’
      • ‘The appointment marks the first occasion in modern times that volunteers have been led by a two-star Major General.’
      • ‘His father was a two-star general in the US Air Force, ‘and my grandfathers were both officers, on one side in the Swedish army, and on the other the American’.’
      • ‘I have wanted it to be part of a formal event and that will come to pass in the Asian Games,’ the retired two-star Army general said.’
      • ‘As marine commander, a two-star general position, he personally led his fellow marines to devastated areas in Taichung to help victims after the 921 earthquake in 1999.’
      • ‘His high school football coach, the son of a two-star general, urged Colonel Weiss to join the Air Force.’
      • ‘According to the two-star general, the deployment of the officers was needed to handle any problems that may arise during the police investigation or the trial.’
      • ‘One of my grandfathers was a two-star Navy admiral; my other grandfather was an ambassador.’
      • ‘After Miller took up the matter with a two-star general, the pullback order was dropped.’
      • ‘‘But, as long as there is no firm evidence, we are going to support the government's decision,’ said Meliala, a retired two-star Army general.’
      • ‘The word of a former colonel or two-star general in the cockpit was obeyed without question - even if the crew felt he was wrong.’
      • ‘The first woman to attain a two-star rank in any of the services is one of two people to be promoted to Air Vice-Marshal.’
      • ‘We interviewed a two-star marine general who's a Republican.’
      • ‘I was a two-star general, and all I knew about it was from the press.’
      • ‘The above-mentioned positions will later be held only by one-and two-star generals, the officer said.’