: of a superior degree of excellence
a four-star French restaurant

Examples of four-star in a Sentence

a home film library with nothing but four-star pictures
Recent Examples on the Web Morrison is a former four-star recruit with premium athleticism and elite ball skills. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2024 The former four-star recruit from Southfield, Michigan, redshirted his freshman year with the Wolverines. Shreyas Laddha, Kansas City Star, 2 May 2024 Some of the highest profile athletes in Texas have commit to the PSL, including some four-star athletes: Conroe cornerback Dorian Brew, North Shore wide receiver Quanell Farrakhan Jr., Hitchcock wide receiver Kelshaun Johnson and Liberty-Eylau wide receiver Dequane Prevo. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 24 Apr. 2024 The former four-star recruit began his collegiate career at Maryland before transferring to Happy Valley as a sophomore. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Apr. 2024 Wayne, originally from Tacoma, Washington, came to UM as a four-star prospect out of IMG Academy in Bradenton and played 104 defensive snaps as a freshman, and had 13 tackles and one tackle for loss. Barry Jackson, Miami Herald, 22 Apr. 2024 The former four-star prospect was one of the standout freshmen of spring camp, earning raves from offensive and defensive teammates alike who praised his consistency, maturity and advanced technique honed from years of practicing with his older brother, former USC safety Max Williams. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2024 Over the weekend, Jones took a visit to Texas A&M – a school that is on the four-star linebacker’s Top 10 list. Nathan Canilao, The Mercury News, 19 Apr. 2024 Even after the four-star generals quit the cabinet, insecure clowns are the ones who will kill us all. Helen Shaw, The New Yorker, 18 Apr. 2024

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Word History


from the number of asterisks used to denote relative excellence in guidebooks

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of four-star was in 1921

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Cite this Entry

“Four-star.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/four-star. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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