One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(especially of a hotel or restaurant) given three stars in a grading system, typically one in which this denotes a high or average class or quality (four- or five-star denoting the highest standard).
- ‘Here are the people you never see: the floor managers of three-star hotels, the maids, the cooks, the porters.’
- ‘The accommodation would be at a three-star hotel and the package included a sight-seeing tour of Colombo.’
- ‘The company's three-star hotel in Glasgow will be sold as soon as planning permission to further develop the site has been obtained.’
- ‘Eight of the three-star hotels we surveyed quoted us prices that were more expensive than the supposedly more upmarket four-star establishments.’
- ‘The aim of the redevelopment is to raise its grade from a three-star to a four-star hotel with the eventual goal of re-marketing it.’
- ‘There is a democratic range, from five-, four- and three-star accommodation to self-catering cabins and a campground.’
- ‘But the relatively basic nature of the accommodation, officially three-star, was a minor consideration.’
- ‘Three nights in three-star accommodation are offered in each location.’
- ‘The paper found the three-star hotel is charging £170 a night for a room which normally costs £82.’
- ‘Raipur has hotels with two and three-star comforts, and there are forest lodges and camps with basic amenities at other places.’
- ‘The average accommodation establishment is charging three-star prices while offering zero star facilities and services.’
- ‘In Glasgow alone there will be 925 new three-star and 625 new four-star beds available by winter 2002.’
- ‘Our package included a three-star hotel located near the Space Needle with free garage parking.’
- ‘On the accommodation front, the resort has 14 different two or three-star hotels, most of which provide transportation to the hills or are within walking distance of them.’
- ‘From August 6, a three-star hotel room per night will cost 48 leva.’
- ‘Prices start at £129 for two nights at a three-star hotel.’
- ‘A bingo hall may also operate legally in a three-star hotel.’
- ‘The packages, which cost from £289 per person (sharing a room), include three-star hotel accommodation but not tickets for the match.’
- ‘The Hong Kong-listed company is eyeing a prime site in the centre of the enclave for a three-star hotel, a source said.’
- ‘Four- and three-star hotels are surviving, with between 40 percent and 60 percent room occupancy.’
- 1.1 (in the US armed services) having or denoting the rank of lieutenant general, distinguished by three stars on the uniform.
- ‘The Army, on the other hand, left the court martial decision to the three-star commanders of the armies in the United States.’
- ‘The president recommended that he be promoted to three-star general.’
- ‘The three-star general was appointed in late 2002 to the command of the 17,000-strong peacekeeping contingent.’
- ‘I met a three-star general and we had a very tough conversation.’
- ‘On Aug.6, 2002, he was promoted to the rank of three-star general.’
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