Rank definitions

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Growing vigorously and coarsely; overly luxuriant.

Rank grass.

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Producing or covered with a luxuriant crop; extremely fertile.
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Strong and offensive in smell or taste; rancid.
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In bad taste; coarse.
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Complete; utter.

Rank deceit.

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In sexual heat.
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A row, line, or series.
noun
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An orderly arrangement.
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A social division or class; stratum of society.

People from all ranks of life.

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A high position in society; high degree; eminence.

A person of rank.

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An official grade or position.

The rank of captain.

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A relative position, usually in a scale classifying persons or things; grade; degree.

A poet of the first rank.

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Any of the rows of squares on a chessboard extending from side to side, perpendicular to the files.
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To hold a certain rank, or position.

To rank third on a list.

verb
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To form a rank or move in ranks.
verb
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To place in a rank or ranks.
verb
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To assign a certain rank, or position, to.
verb
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To have a higher rank than; outrank.
verb
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Growing profusely or with excessive vigor.

Rank vegetation in the jungle.

adjective
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Yielding a profuse, often excessive crop; highly fertile.

Rank earth.

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Strong and offensive in odor or flavor.

Rank gym clothes.

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Absolute; complete.

A rank amateur; rank treachery.

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A row, line, series, or range.
noun
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A body of people classed together; numbers.

Joined the ranks of the unemployed.

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Any of the rows of squares running crosswise to the files on a playing board in chess or checkers.
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To place in a row or rows.
verb
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To give a particular order or position to; classify.
verb
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To outrank or take precedence over.
verb
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To hold a particular rank.

Ranked first in the class.

verb
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To form or stand in a row or rows.
verb
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Strong of its kind or in character; unmitigated; virulent; thorough; utter.

Rank treason; rank nonsense.

adjective
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Complete, used as an intensifier (usually negative, referring to incompetence).

I am a rank amateur as a wordsmith.

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Strong in growth; growing with vigour or rapidity, hence, coarse or gross.

Rank grass; rank weeds.

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(informal) Gross, disgusting.
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Rank is someone's status or position, especially in society or in the military.

A general is an example of a very high military rank.

A person's class status is an example of his rank in society.

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Suffering from overgrowth or hypertrophy; plethoric.
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Fairfax.

That rides so rank and bends his lance so fell.

adverb
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To rank is to put things in some type of order, based on a set criteria.

When sports players are put in order based on how many home runs they hit, this is an example of a time when sports players are ranked.

verb
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Causing strong growth; producing luxuriantly; rich and fertile.

Rank land.

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A row of people or things organized in a grid pattern, often soldiers [the corresponding term for the perpendicular columns in such a pattern is "file"].
  • (chess) One of the eight horizontal lines of squares on a chessboard [the corresponding term for a vertical line is "file"].

The front rank kneeled to reload while the second rank fired over their heads.

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Strong to the senses; offensive; noisome.
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(music) In a pipe organ, a set of pipes of a certain quality for which each pipe corresponds to one key or pedal.
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Having a very strong and bad taste or odor.

Your gym clothes are rank, bro – when d’you last wash ’em?

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One's position in a list sorted by a shared property such as physical location, population, or quality.

Based on your test scores, you have a rank of 23.

The fancy hotel was of the first rank.

noun
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The level of one's position in a class-based society.
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A level in an organization such as the military.

Private First Class (PFC) is the lowest rank in the Marines.

He rose up through the ranks of the company from mailroom clerk to CEO.

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(taxonomy) A level in a scientific taxonomy system.

Phylum is the taxonomic rank below kingdom and above class.

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(linear algebra) Maximal number of linearly independent columns (rows) of a matrix.
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The dimensionality of an array (computing) or tensor (mathematics).
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To place abreast, or in a line.
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To have a ranking.

Their defense ranked third in the league.

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To assign a suitable place in a class or order; to classify.
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(US) To take rank of; to outrank.
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Origin of rank

From Middle English rank (“strong, proud”), from Old English ranc (“proud, haughty, arrogant, insolent, forward, overbearing, showy, ostentatious, splendid, bold, valiant, noble, brave, strong, full-grown, mature”), from Proto-Germanic *rankaz (“straight”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (“straight, direct”). Cognate with Dutch rank (“slender, slim”), Low German rank (“slender, projecting, lank”), Danish rank (“straight, erect, slender”), Swedish rank (“slender, shaky, wonky”), Icelandic rakkr (“straight, slender, bold, valiant”).