Definition of Rank in English :
Define Rank in English
Rank meaning in English
Meaning of Rank in English
Pronunciation of Rank in English
Rank pronunciation in English
Pronounce Rank in Englishsee synonyms of rank
a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
Example Sentences:'the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen'
Example Sentences:'his salary was determined by his rank and seniority'
3. rank, rank and file
the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army)
Example Sentences:'the strike was supported by the union rank and file''he rose from the ranks to become a colonel'
position in a social hierarchy
Example Sentences:'the British are more aware of social status than Americans are'
5. membership, rank
the body of members of an organization or group
Example Sentences:'they polled their membership''they found dissension in their own ranks''he joined the ranks of the unemployed'
take or have a position relative to others
Example Sentences:'This painting ranks among the best in the Western World'
assign a rank or rating to
Example Sentences:'how would you rank these students?''The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide'
very fertile; producing profuse growth
Example Sentences:'rank earth'
very offensive in smell or taste
Example Sentences:'a rank cigar'
conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
Example Sentences:'a crying shame''an egregious lie''flagrant violation of human rights''a glaring error''gross ineptitude''gross injustice''rank treachery'
complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
Example Sentences:'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'
Example Sentences:'rank jungle vegetation'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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