Definition of five-star in US English:



  • 1(especially of a hotel or restaurant) given five stars in a grading system, typically one in which this denotes the highest class or quality.

    ‘a luxury five-star hotel’
    • ‘One suite of five-star hotel rooms is fairly much like another.’
    • ‘She will stay in a five-star hotel in Brisbane, Queensland.’
    • ‘It's a fitting venue for a five-star hotel and one of the capital's best restaurants.’
    • ‘The price range is equal to the prices offered by restaurants in five-star hotels.’
    • ‘All the five-star hotels are of a very good standard.’
    • ‘There is also plenty in the mid-range and in the five-star category.’
    • ‘Spreading over two storeys and 6500 sq ft, it is the largest spa in any five-star hotel in the country.’
    • ‘Over the weekend not a room in any of the smarter hotels was to be had and five-star West End restaurants were fully booked.’
    • ‘Soon, Mel found herself a job as a waitress inside one five-star hotel's restaurant.’
    • ‘The hotel offers rooms of five-star quality at four or even three-star prices and is notably eager to please.’
    • ‘‘If we don't like it we can always jump in the van and head for the nearest five-star hotel,’ added Mary.’
    • ‘You'll find every amenity here, as befits a five-star hotel.’
    • ‘Cuba offers a reasonable range of hotels, though do not expect a five-star hotel to meet the standard you may be used to.’
    • ‘This is mainly because people from the locality are showing great interest in working in the five-star development.’
    • ‘It's out with the old five-star rating system and in with the new 20-point version.’
    • ‘Outings like these make an impression that lasts longer than the memory of the priciest five-star dinner.’
    • ‘Service is impeccable, as one would expect from a five-star hotel.’
    • ‘It has a five-star facility for private dining, corporate functions, business meetings and office parties.’
    • ‘Nearby, a five-star hotel with casino is nearing completion.’
    • ‘The site also has a five-star rating system that lets you see which funds are performing well and which are not.’
    top quality, high quality, top grade, first class, second to none, top, five star, premier, premium, fine, grade a
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    1. 1.1 (in the US armed forces) having or denoting the highest military rank (awarded only in wartime), distinguished by five stars on the uniform.
      ‘a five-star general’
      • ‘Why not take our Evening Press campaign to a five-star General face-to-face?’
      • ‘Within four years he was a five-star general and supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe.’
      • ‘Only a five-star general like Raines could have commanded such extravagant coverage as this.’
      • ‘He accepted a five-star insignia but declined the option of wearing it.’



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