Definitions for rank

Definitions for (noun) rank

Main entry: rank, rank and file

Definition: the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army)

Usage: the strike was supported by the union rank and file; he rose from the ranks to become a colonel

Main entry: rank, membership

Definition: the body of members of an organization or group

Usage: they polled their membership; they found dissension in their own ranks; he joined the ranks of the unemployed

Main entry: rank

Definition: a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another

Usage: the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen

Main entry: rank, social rank, social station, social status

Definition: position in a social hierarchy

Usage: the British are more aware of social status than Americans are

Main entry: rank

Definition: relative status

Usage: his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

Definitions for (verb) rank

Main entry: place, range, rank, rate, grade, order

Definition: assign a rank or rating to

Usage: how would you rank these students?; The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide

Main entry: rank

Definition: take or have a position relative to others

Usage: This painting ranks among the best in the Western World

Main entry: outrank, rank

Definition: take precedence or surpass others in rank

Definitions for (adj) rank

Main entry: rank

Definition: growing profusely

Usage: rank jungle vegetation

Main entry: absolute, out-and-out, sheer, rank, right-down, downright

Definition: complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers

Usage: absolute freedom; an absolute dimwit; a downright lie; out-and-out mayhem; an out-and-out lie; a rank outsider; many right-down vices; got the job through sheer persistence; sheer stupidity

Main entry: flagrant, rank, egregious, crying, glaring, gross

Definition: conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

Usage: a crying shame; an egregious lie; flagrant violation of human rights; a glaring error; gross ineptitude; gross injustice; rank treachery

Main entry: rank

Definition: very fertile; producing profuse growth

Usage: rank earth

Main entry: rank

Definition: very offensive in smell or taste

Usage: a rank cigar

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