Definition of one-star in English:

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1(Especially of a hotel or restaurant) given one star in a grading system in which this denotes the lowest class or quality: a good one-star hotel
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  • The commission's latest reports, to be published in the next few weeks, will award both departments the low one-star standard, showing they provide only a fair service.
  • According to NHTSA's system, a one-star rating means a high likelihood of rolling over, and a five-star rating means a low likelihood.
  • It's more a one-star motorway hotel than the Hilton: fairly spacious, clean, but spartan, with just a bed, a desk and chair, a shower and toilet, a coffee - machine and a TV, with access to channels in his native Serbian.
1.1(In the US armed forces) having or denoting the rank of brigadier general, distinguished by one star on the uniform: a one-star general
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  • The Command Director, an one-star general officer or colonel, is always on duty in the command center.
  • She is only one of three women of the 42,000 women serving in the Army National Guard to attain the one-star general rank.
  • The highlight of the building dedication was to be a speech by a one-star general.

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