Definition of 'rank'
- a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another; "the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen"
- relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
- 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"
Synonyms: rank and file
- position in a social hierarchy; "the British are more aware of social status than Americans are"
Synonyms: social station social status social rank
- 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"
- take or have a position relative to others; "This painting ranks among the best in the Western World"
- assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
Synonyms: rate range order grade place
- take precedence or surpass others in rank
- very fertile; producing profuse growth; "rank earth"
- very offensive in smell or taste; "a rank cigar"
- 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"
Synonyms: crying egregious flagrant glaring gross
- 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"
Synonyms: absolute downright out-and-out right-down sheer
- growing profusely; "rank jungle vegetation"