Definition of two-star in English:



  • 1Given two stars in a grading system, typically one in which this denotes a low middle standard (four- or five-star denoting the highest standard)

    ‘a two-star award in the Michelin guide’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘From £151 per person, fly from Prestwick to the Polish city and get two nights’ B&B at the two-star Krakus Hotel.’
    • ‘For a hotel near the station, try the Pensione Le Cascine, Largo Alinari 15, a two-star hotel with nicely furnished rooms.’
    • ‘The French chef of Mondion, Xavier Le Henaff, has worked in a number of two-star Michelin restaurants, including Le Manoir au Quat’ Saisons.’
    • ‘The social services department has been awarded a two-star rating in the latest round of inspections.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The manager dolefully explained the problems of running a three - star hotel in a five-star building on a two-star budget.’
    • ‘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 adult care spokesman said: ‘Getting a two-star rating is very good news as the staff have worked hard to achieve this.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For example, a two-star rating is ‘Disappointing’, three stars is ‘Solid and enjoyable’, and four stars is ‘Recommended’.’
    • ‘Single stars were awarded to 105 restaurants this year, two-star ratings were given to 12 and just three restaurants were given three stars.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Three of the four have a two-star rating, while the Toorak has an extra star.’
    1. 1.1 (in the US armed forces) having or denoting the rank of major general, distinguished by two stars on the uniform.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘‘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.’
      • ‘We interviewed a two-star marine general who's a Republican.’
      • ‘‘We've a got a two-star Marine general staying today,’ Hurt said.’
      • ‘Cambodian military police have arrested a two-star general on charge of illegally mobilizing an armed group, a senior military court official said Thursday.’
      • ‘His high school football coach, the son of a two-star general, urged Colonel Weiss to join the Air Force.’
      • ‘The newly elected president was publicly insulted by service people (including a two-star general) in person, in print, and in speeches.’
      • ‘Usually commanded by a two-star general, they have responsibility for oversight over both detention facility operations and interrogation facility operations.’
      • ‘After Miller took up the matter with a two-star general, the pullback order was dropped.’
      • ‘The above-mentioned positions will later be held only by one-and two-star generals, the officer said.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I was a two-star general, and all I knew about it was from the press.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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’.’