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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. rank

    A class is a number or body of persons or objects having common pursuits, purposes, attributes, or characteristics. A caste is hereditary; a class may be independent of lineage or descent; membership in a caste is supposed to be for life; membership in a class may be very transient; a religious and ceremonial sacredness attaches to the caste, as not to the class. The rich and the poor form separate classes; yet individuals are constantly passing from each to the other; the classes in a college remain the same, but their membership changes every year. We speak of rank among hereditary nobility or military officers; of various orders of the priesthood; by accommodation, we may refer in a general way to the higher ranks, the lower orders of any society. Grade implies some regular scale of valuation, and some inherent qualities for which a person or thing is placed higher or lower in the scale; as, the coarser and finer grades of wool; a man of an inferior grade. A coterie is a small company of persons of similar tastes, who meet frequently in an informal way, rather for social enjoyment than for any serious purpose. Clique has always an unfavorable meaning. A clique is always fractional, implying some greater gathering of which it is a part; the association breaks up into cliques. Persons unite in a coterie through simple liking for one another; they withdraw into a clique largely through aversion to outsiders. A set, while exclusive, is more extensive than a clique, and chiefly of persons who are united by common social station, etc. Circle is similar in meaning to set, but of wider application; we speak of scientific and religious as well as of social circles.

    association, caste, circle, clan, class, clique, club, company, coterie, grade, order, set

    A class of merchants; the senior class at (sometimes of) Harvard; the classes in college.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ranknoun

    row, line, tier, order, degree, grade, dignity

    disconnection, disorder, incontinuity, solution, intermission, hiatus, plebeianism, meanness, commonalty

  2. rankadjective

    luxuriant, exuberant, extreme, excessive, rampant

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes

  1. ranknoun

    a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another

    "the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen"

    membership, social rank, social station, social status, rank and file

    inconspicuous, scarce, invisible, incomplete, inoffensive, sterile, infertile, uncomplete, unfertile

  2. ranknoun

    relative status

    "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"

    membership, social rank, social station, social status, rank and file

    scarce, unfertile, invisible, inoffensive, infertile, inconspicuous, sterile, incomplete, uncomplete

  3. rank and file, ranknoun

    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"

    social rank, social station, membership, social status, rank and file

    inoffensive, inconspicuous, scarce, unfertile, invisible, sterile, infertile, uncomplete, incomplete

  4. social station, social status, social rank, ranknoun

    position in a social hierarchy

    "the British are more aware of social status than Americans are"

    social rank, social station, rank and file, membership, social status

    scarce, sterile, inconspicuous, invisible, inoffensive, infertile, incomplete, uncomplete, unfertile

  5. membership, rankadjective

    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"

    social rank, social station, membership, social status, rank and file

    inoffensive, uncomplete, invisible, inconspicuous, incomplete, sterile, infertile, unfertile, scarce

  6. rankadjective

    very fertile; producing profuse growth

    "rank earth"

    rank(a), sheer(a), downright, crying(a), egregious, right-down, glaring, flagrant, absolute, out-and-out(a), gross

    sterile, inconspicuous, invisible, uncomplete, infertile, unfertile, incomplete, inoffensive, scarce

  7. rankadjective

    very offensive in smell or taste

    "a rank cigar"

    rank(a), sheer(a), downright, crying(a), egregious, right-down, glaring, flagrant, absolute, out-and-out(a), gross

    unfertile, inconspicuous, infertile, incomplete, invisible, uncomplete, scarce, sterile, inoffensive

  8. crying(a), egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rankadjective

    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"

    invisible, inconspicuous, infertile, inoffensive, incomplete, sterile, uncomplete, scarce, unfertile

  9. absolute, downright, out-and-out(a), rank(a), right-down, sheer(a)adjective

    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"

    unfertile, inoffensive, scarce, uncomplete, incomplete, infertile, invisible, inconspicuous, sterile

  10. rankverb

    growing profusely

    "rank jungle vegetation"

    rank(a), sheer(a), downright, crying(a), egregious, right-down, glaring, flagrant, absolute, out-and-out(a), gross

    infertile, inconspicuous, incomplete, scarce, uncomplete, sterile, unfertile, inoffensive, invisible

  11. rankverb

    take or have a position relative to others

    "This painting ranks among the best in the Western World"

    range, outrank, place, order, grade, rate

    unfertile, scarce, sterile, incomplete, uncomplete, invisible, infertile, inconspicuous, inoffensive

  12. rate, rank, range, order, grade, placeverb

    assign a rank or rating to

    "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

    roll, vagabond, dictate, score, ramble, mark, set up, identify, localize, range, enjoin, run, target, stray, rove, tell, post, station, place, browse, point, come in, regulate, array, graze, say, govern, cast, straddle, arrange, send, pasture, lay, wander, regularize, position, ordinate, aim, ordain, regularise, direct, grade, lay out, swan, site, tramp, value, put, crop, invest, outrank, localise, consecrate, rate, commit, drift, pose, come out, set, prescribe, order, locate, roam, set out

    infertile, incomplete, uncomplete, inoffensive, unfertile, sterile, inconspicuous, invisible, scarce

  13. rank, outrankverb

    take precedence or surpass others in rank

    range, outrank, place, order, grade, rate

    uncomplete, inoffensive, unfertile, invisible, sterile, incomplete, inconspicuous, scarce, infertile

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. rankadjective

    luxuriant, vigorous, exuberant, over-abundant

  2. rankadjective

    excessive, overmuch, extravagant, rampant, very great

  3. rankadjective

    rancid, musty, fusty, fetid, offensive, FROWZY, strong-smelling, strong-scented

  4. ranknoun

    row (as of soldiers, reckoned from side to side), tier, range, FILE

  5. ranknoun

    class, order, division, head, category

  6. ranknoun

    degree, grade, quality, relative station

  7. ranknoun

    dignity, nobility, noble class, aristocratic class

  8. rankverb

    class, arrange, range

  9. rankverb

    [Modern.] outrank, take precedence of

  10. rankverb

    be ranked, be classed, take rank, have rank

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. rankadjective

    exuberant, luxuriant, rampant, vigorous, violent, extreme, excessive, immoderate, gross, rancid, musty, frowzy, fetid, stale, offensive, impalatable, fulsome, foul, gross

  2. ranknoun

    row, line, range, order, tier, series, grade, class, order, division, position, station, degree, eminence, distinction

  3. rankverb

    classify, arrange, dispose, class, group, be ranked

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes

  1. RANK

    Receptor activator of NF-kB, TNFRSF11A

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  1. Peter Drucker:

    Management means, in the last analysis, the substitution of thought for brawn and muscle, of knowledge for folkways and superstition, and of cooperation for force. It means the substitution of responsibility for obedience to rank, and of authority of performance for the authority of rank. Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.

  2. Henry David Thoreau:

    It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.

  3. Cathy Scheller:

    My thoughts are, our son said to him ‘if you thought this was a bad idea, were you willing to take your rank and put it down and say I won’t put our men and women in peril?’ -- He said have dropped his rank and resigned and said ‘I will not do this to our members’ He didn’t do that.

  4. Mark Sanford:

    I suspect it would stir up the rank and file. And when you get the rank and file at the grass-roots level, other folks get stirred up within the conference.

  5. Confucius:

    Wealth and rank are what people desire, but unless they be obtained in the right way they may not be possessed.

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  • مرتبةArabic
  • ranciCatalan, Valencian
  • hodnostCzech
  • ekelhaft, stinkend, Dienstgrad, ReiheGerman
  • ταγγόςGreek
  • rango, fila, grado, columna, repugnanteSpanish
  • رده, رتبهPersian
  • taso, sijoitus, sijoittua, lemuava, asema, löyhkäävä, sijoittaa, haiseva, rankkaus, rankata, arvo, sotilasarvo, sijaFinnish
  • coter, rangée, malodorant, classer, rangerFrench
  • breunScottish Gaelic
  • կոչումArmenian
  • schiera, fila, puzzolente, ceto, truppa, condizione sociale, repellente, ripugnante, rango, grado, gregarioItalian
  • 臭いJapanese
  • tūngaMāori
  • чинMacedonian
  • pangkatMalay
  • ranzig, register, rang, stinkend, werk, ransDutch
  • szeregi, ranga, stopień, rządPolish
  • rang, râncedRomanian
  • катего́рия, класс, положе́ние, ли́ния, чин, строй, коло́нна, ме́рзкий, зва́ние, шере́нга, омерзи́тельный, отврати́тельный, ранг, ряд, разря́д, воню́чий, прого́рклыйRussian
  • placera, placering, rad, stank, klassa, klassificera, vämjelig, grad, gradera, klass, verkSwedish
  • iğrenç, rütbe, sıra, pis kokulu, satırTurkish

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