Definitions for rankræŋk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a social or official position or standing, as in the armed forces:
the rank of captain.
high position or station:
a person of rank.
relative position or standing:
a writer of the first rank.
a row or series of things or persons.
a number of persons forming a separate class, as in a social hierarchy.
ranks, the members of an armed service apart from its officers; enlisted personnel. military enlisted personnel as a group.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Military
Usu., ranks. the general body of any organization apart from the officers or leaders.
orderly arrangement; array.
a line of persons, esp. soldiers, standing abreast in close-order formation
Ref: (disting. from file). 1 1
one of the horizontal lines of squares on a chessboard.
Category: Checkers and Chess
a set of organ pipes of the same kind and tonal color.
Category: Music and Dance
Mining. the classification of coal according to hardness, from lignite to anthracite.
(v.t.)to arrange in ranks or in regular formation.
to assign to a particular position, class, etc.:
to be ranked among the experts.
(v.i.)to form a rank or ranks.
to take up or occupy a place in a particular rank, class, etc.:
to rank first in her class.
to have rank or standing.
to be the senior in rank.
Idioms for rank:
break ranks, to leave an assigned position in a military formation. to withdraw support from one's colleagues, political party, or the like.
Category: Idiom, Common Vocabulary
Origin of rank:
1560–70; < MF ranc (n.), OF renc, ranc, rang row, line
growing with excessive luxuriance; vigorous and tall of growth.
having an offensive smell or taste:
a rank cigar.
a rank amateur.
highly offensive to one's moral sense; disgusting.
grossly coarse or vulgar:
Origin of rank:
bef. 1000; ME; OE ranc bold, proud; c. ON rakkr straight, bold
a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
"the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen"
"his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
rank and file, rank(noun)
the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army)
"the strike was supported by the union rank and file"; "he rose from the ranks to become a colonel"
social station, social status, social rank, rank(noun)
position in a social hierarchy
"the British are more aware of social status than Americans are"
the body of members of an organization or group
"they polled their membership"; "they found dissension in their own ranks"; "he joined the ranks of the unemployed"
very fertile; producing profuse growth
very offensive in smell or taste
"a rank cigar"
crying(a), egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank(adj)
conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
"a crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross injustice"; "rank treachery"
absolute, downright, out-and-out(a), rank(a), right-down, sheer(a)(adj)
complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
"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"
"rank jungle vegetation"
take or have a position relative to others
"This painting ranks among the best in the Western World"
rate, rank, range, order, grade, place(verb)
assign a rank or rating to
"how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
take precedence or surpass others in rank
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sb's position or level in relation to others in the same group
the rank of sergeant
a group of people with similar goals or characteristics
an author who has joined the ranks of the great science fiction writers
to state you do not agree with the group you are part of
a military chief who broke ranks to criticize the war
(of a group) to protect group members against people from outside the group
The party closed ranks and attacked the opposition.
to be or put in a particular position or level in relation to others
I ranked the movie 10 out of 15.; He's ranked amongst the country's top 20 tennis players.; a restaurant that ranks high/low in my opinion
luxuriant in growth; of vigorous growth; exuberant; grown to immoderate height; as, rank grass; rank weeds
raised to a high degree; violent; extreme; gross; utter; as, rank heresy
causing vigorous growth; producing luxuriantly; very rich and fertile; as, rank land
strong-scented; rancid; musty; as, oil of a rank smell; rank-smelling rue
strong to the taste
inflamed with venereal appetite
rankly; stoutly; violently
a row or line; a range; an order; a tier; as, a rank of osiers
a line of soldiers ranged side by side; -- opposed to file. See 1st File, 1 (a)
grade of official standing, as in the army, navy, or nobility; as, the rank of general; the rank of admiral
an aggregate of individuals classed together; a permanent social class; an order; a division; as, ranks and orders of men; the highest and the lowest ranks of men, or of other intelligent beings
degree of dignity, eminence, or excellence; position in civil or social life; station; degree; grade; as, a writer of the first rank; a lawyer of high rank
elevated grade or standing; high degree; high social position; distinction; eminence; as, a man of rank
to place abreast, or in a line
to range in a particular class, order, or division; to class; also, to dispose methodically; to place in suitable classes or order; to classify
to take rank of; to outrank
to be ranged; to be set or disposed, as in a particular degree, class, order, or division
to have a certain grade or degree of elevation in the orders of civil or military life; to have a certain degree of esteem or consideration; as, he ranks with the first class of poets; he ranks high in public estimation
Translations for rank
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
rank stupidity; The race was won by a rank outsider.
- completoPortuguese (BR)
- absoluto, totalSpanish
- کامل؛ تمام عیارFarsi
- כָּלִיל, לַחֲלוּטִיןHebrew
- mutlak, benar-benarIndonesian
- (vero e proprio)Italian
- pilnīgs; galīgsLatvian
- totalt, regelrettNorwegian
- کامل؛ تمام عیارPersian
- полный, совершенныйRussian
- fullkomlig, renSwedish
- tam, iyice, son dereceTurkish
- 十足的Chinese (Trad.)
- явний; сущийUkrainian
- hoàn toànVietnamese
- 十足的Chinese (Simp.)
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