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rank - Dictionary definition and meaning for word rank

Definition
(noun) a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
Example Sentence
  • the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen

Definition
(noun) relative status
Example Sentence
  • his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

Definition
(noun) the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army)
Synonyms : rank and file
Example Sentence
  • the strike was supported by the union rank and file
  • he rose from the ranks to become a colonel

Definition
(noun) position in a social hierarchy
Example Sentence
  • the British are more aware of social status than Americans are

Definition
(noun) the body of members of an organization or group
Synonyms : membership
Example Sentence
  • they polled their membership
  • they found dissension in their own ranks
  • he joined the ranks of the unemployed

Definition
(verb) take or have a position relative to others
Example Sentence
  • This painting ranks among the best in the Western World

Definition
(verb) assign a rank or rating to
Synonyms : grade , order , place , range , rate
Example Sentence
  • how would you rank these students?
  • The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide

Definition
(verb) take precedence or surpass others in rank
Synonyms : outrank

Definition
(adj) very fertile; producing profuse growth
Example Sentence
  • rank earth

Definition
(adj) very offensive in smell or taste
Example Sentence
  • a rank cigar

Definition
(adj) conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
Synonyms : crying , egregious , flagrant , glaring , gross
Example Sentence
  • a crying shame
  • an egregious lie
  • flagrant violation of human rights
  • a glaring error
  • gross ineptitude
  • gross injustice
  • rank treachery

Definition
(adj) complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) growing profusely
Example Sentence
  • rank jungle vegetation

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rank

rank-- when students RANk(ran) for a long time, coz of their sweat, a BAD SMELL was comming
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