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Meaning of word rank from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

rank   noun

Meaning : A row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another.

Example : The entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen.

Meaning : Relative status.

Example : His salary was determined by his rank and seniority.

Meaning : The ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army).

Example : The strike was supported by the union rank and file.
He rose from the ranks to become a colonel.

Synonyms : rank and file

Meaning : Position in a social hierarchy.

Example : The British are more aware of social status than Americans are.

Synonyms : social rank, social station, social status

Meaning : The body of members of an organization or group.

Example : They polled their membership.
They found dissension in their own ranks.
He joined the ranks of the unemployed.

Synonyms : membership

rank   verb

Meaning : Take or have a position relative to others.

Example : This painting ranks among the best in the Western World.

Meaning : Assign a rank or rating to.

Example : How would you rank these students?.
The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide.

Synonyms : grade, order, place, range, rate

Meaning : Take precedence or surpass others in rank.

Synonyms : outrank

rank   adjective

Meaning : Very fertile. Producing profuse growth.

Example : Rank earth.

Meaning : Very offensive in smell or taste.

Example : A rank cigar.

Meaning : Conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible.

Example : A crying shame.
An egregious lie.
Flagrant violation of human rights.
A glaring error.
Gross ineptitude.
Gross injustice.
Rank treachery.

Synonyms : crying, egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross

Meaning : Complete and without restriction or qualification. Sometimes used informally as intensifiers.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : absolute, downright, out-and-out, right-down, sheer

Meaning : Growing profusely.

Example : Rank jungle vegetation.


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