five-star rank


five-star rank
noun
Etymology: so called from the insignia on the uniform
: the rank of general of the army, general of the air force, or fleet admiral

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  • five-star general — UK US noun [countable] [singular five star general plural five star generals] american an officer of the US armed forces of the highest rank which is shown by the five stars worn on their uniform Thesaurus: officers in the armed forces …   Useful english dictionary

  • five-star — five′ star′ adj. 1) mil designating a general of the army or a fleet admiral, as indicated by five stars on the insignia 2) cvs indicating the highest rank or quality: a five star brandy[/ex] • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • five star general — n AmE a ↑general of the highest rank, who controls an army …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • five-star general — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms five star general : singular five star general plural five star generals American an officer of the US armed forces of the highest rank which is shown by the five stars worn on their uniform …   English dictionary

  • five-star — /fuyv stahr /, adj. 1. having five stars to indicate rank or quality: a five star general; a five star brandy. 2. of the highest quality. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Four-star rank — A US general s rank insignia[1] Main articles: Ranks and insignia of NATO armies officers, Ranks and insignia of NATO Air Forces Officers, and Ranks and insignia of NATO Navies Officers Four star rank is a term used to describe a v …   Wikipedia

  • 5 star rank — An officer of 5 star rank is a very senior commander in many of the armed services holding a rank described by the NATO code of OF 10. The term is also used by some armed forces which are not NATO members. Typically, 5 star officers would hold… …   Wikipedia


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