Definitions of rank

  1. To be placed in a rank; to have a certain grade in society. To take rank, to enjoy precedence. Rank and file, the whole body of common soldiers. See Ring.
  2. To place abreast, or in a line.
  3. To range in a particular class, order, or division; to class; also, to dispose methodically; to place in suitable classes or order; to classify.
  4. To take rank of; to outrank.
  5. To draw up in line; include in a certain class, order, or division; to be of a higher grade than.
  6. To place in a line: to range in a particular class: to place methodically.
  7. To place in a rank.
  8. To place in a rank; form in line; range.
  9. To take precedence of.
  10. To be ranged; to be set or disposed, as in a particular degree, class, order, or division.
  11. To have a certain grade or degree of elevation in the orders of civil or military life; to have a certain degree of esteem or consideration; as, he ranks with the first class of poets; he ranks high in public estimation.
  12. To hold a certain grade or position.
  13. To be placed in a rank: to have a certain degree of elevation or distinction.
  14. To occupy a rank.
  15. take precedence or surpass others in rank
  16. take or have a position relative to others; " This painting ranks among the best in the Western World"
  17. assign a rank or rating to; " how would you rank these students?"; " The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
  18. To have rank.
  19. To place abreast or in a line; to dispose methodically.
  20. To place abreast in a line or row; to include in a particular class or division; to set or place in a particular class, order, or division; to have a certain grade in the orders of civil or military life; to be ranged; to be esteemed.
  21. Luxuriant in growth; of vigorous growth; exuberant; grown to immoderate height; as, rank grass; rank weeds.
  22. Causing vigorous growth; producing luxuriantly; very rich and fertile; as, rank land.
  23. Strong- scented; rancid; musty; as, oil of a rank smell; rank- smelling rue.
  24. Strong to the taste.
  25. Inflamed with venereal appetite.
  26. A row or line; a range; an order; a tier; as, a rank of osiers.
  27. Grade of official standing, as in the army, navy, or nobility; as, the rank of general; the rank of admiral.
  28. An aggregate of individuals classed together; a permanent social class; an order; a division; as, ranks and orders of men; the highest and the lowest ranks of men, or of other intelligent beings.
  29. Degree of dignity, eminence, or excellence; position in civil or social life; station; degree; grade; as, a writer of the first rank; a lawyer of high rank.
  30. Elevated grade or standing; high degree; high social position; distinction; eminence; as, a man of rank.
  31. A line of soldiers ranged side by side; - opposed to file. See 1st File, 1 ( a).
  32. relative status; " his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
  33. A row of objects; a line of soldiers drawn up side by side; high position; as, a man of rank; social or official class; as, a person of low rank; the rank of captain; degree of worth or eminence; as, a poet of the first rank.
  34. Rankness.
  35. A row or line, esp. of soldiers standing side by side: class or order: grade or degree: station: high social position.
  36. A row; order; degree; dignity.
  37. A line or row; a line of soldiers side by side; opposed to file.
  38. Relative position; grade; degree.
  39. High degree or position.
  40. A row; a line of men placed abreast; grade; dignity; eminence; high station; class.
  41. A row or line, as of soldiers standing abreast; grade; station or condition; class or order; status or station in society; degree of eminence or dignity; high place.
  42. Rankly; stoutly; violently.
  43. Rankly.
  44. Strongly; fiercely.
  45. growing profusely; " rank jungle vegetation"
  46. very fertile; producing profuse growth; " rank earth"
  47. very offensive in smell or taste; " a rank cigar"
  48. Plentiful and coarse in growth; as, rank weeds; strong in taste or smell; as, rank butter; extreme; as, rank poison.
  49. Growing high and luxuriantly: coarse from excessive growth: raised to a high degree: excessive: causing strong growth: very fertile: strong scented: strong tasted: rancid: strong.
  50. Rancid; strong- scented; luxuriant; flagrant.
  51. Vigorous in growth.
  52. Strong and offensive; flagrant.
  53. Luxuriant in growth; causing vigorous growth; rancid; high- tasted; rampant; excessive; coarse; high- grown; strong.
  54. Strong or luxuriant in growth; vigorous; excessive in any quality; raised to a high degree; extreme; violent; strong; barefaced.
  55. Musty; strong- scented; over- rich or offensive from excess; high or strong tasted.