Definitions for rankness
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
richness, rankness, prolificacy, fertility(noun)
the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth
"he praised the richness of the soil"; "weeds lovely in their rankness"
malodorousness, stinkiness, foulness, rankness, fetidness(noun)
the attribute of having a strong offensive smell
The property of being rank, of having a repulsive odor, of being stinky, foul or malodorous.
the condition or quality of being rank
Translations for rankness
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
unpleasantly stale and strong
a rank smell of tobacco.
- منْزِلَه، عُفونَهArabic
- rançoPortuguese (BR)
- scharfer Geruch, GeschmackGerman
- stank; ulækkerhedDanish
- δυσωδία, αποπνικτικότηταGreek
- mal olor, fetidez, olor rancioSpanish
- ترشیدگی؛ گندیدگیFarsi
- paha hajuFinnish
- odeur ranceFrench
- सघनता, दुर्गन्धपूर्णताHindi
- stækur þefurIcelandic
- (cattivo odore)Italian
- 냄새가 고약함Korean
- (apie kvapą)šlykštusLithuanian
- sifat yg tidak menyenangkanMalay
- stank, ekkelhetNorwegian
- smród, ordynarnośćPolish
- ترشیدگی؛ گندیدگیPersian
- ګنده شویPashto
- miros rânced, râncezealăRomanian
- изобилие; гнусностьRussian
- oster vonj ali okusSlovenian
- ağır/fena kokuTurkish
- 十足，難聞Chinese (Trad.)
- بد بوUrdu
- sự bốc mùiVietnamese
- 十足，令人讨厌Chinese (Simp.)
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