Synonyms for (noun) rank

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: force, personnel

Definition: group of people willing to obey orders

Usage: a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: body

Definition: a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity

Usage: the whole body filed out of the auditorium; the student body; administrative body


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: line

Definition: a formation of people or things one beside another

Usage: the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed; they were arrayed in line of battle; the cast stood in line for the curtain call


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: status, position

Definition: the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

Usage: he had the status of a minor; the novel attained the status of a classic; atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life


Synonyms: rank

Definition: relative status

Usage: his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

Similar words: status, position

Definition: the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

Usage: he had the status of a minor; the novel attained the status of a classic; atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life

Synonyms for (verb) rank

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: evaluate, judge, pass judgment

Definition: form a critical opinion of

Usage: I cannot judge some works of modern art; How do you evaluate this grant proposal? We shouldn't pass judgment on other people


Synonyms: rank

Definition: take or have a position relative to others

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

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer


Synonyms: outrank, rank

Definition: take precedence or surpass others in rank

Similar words: surpass, excel, stand out

Definition: distinguish oneself

Usage: She excelled in math

Synonyms for (adjective) rank

Synonyms: rank

Definition: growing profusely

Usage: rank jungle vegetation

Similar words: abundant

Definition: present in great quantity

Usage: an abundant supply of water


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: complete

Definition: having every necessary or normal part or component or step

Usage: a complete meal; a complete wardrobe; a complete set of the Britannica; a complete set of china; a complete defeat; a complete accounting


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: conspicuous

Definition: obvious to the eye or mind

Usage: a tower conspicuous at a great distance; wore conspicuous neckties; made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening


Synonyms: rank

Definition: very fertile; producing profuse growth

Usage: rank earth

Similar words: fertile

Definition: capable of reproducing


Synonyms: rank

Definition: very offensive in smell or taste

Usage: a rank cigar

Similar words: offensive

Definition: unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses

Usage: offensive odors