a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
"the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen"
"his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
rank and file, rank(noun)
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 station, social status, social rank, rank(noun)
position in a social hierarchy
"the British are more aware of social status than Americans are"
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"
very fertile; producing profuse growth
very offensive in smell or taste
"a rank cigar"
crying(a), egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank(adj)
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"
absolute, downright, out-and-out(a), rank(a), right-down, sheer(a)(adj)
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"
"rank jungle vegetation"
take or have a position relative to others
"This painting ranks among the best in the Western World"
rate, rank, range, order, grade, place(verb)
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
take precedence or surpass others in rank
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
A class of merchants; the senior class at (sometimes of) Harvard; the classes in college.
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How to use rank in a sentence?
You have Jokowi still saying the right things, but at the end of the day he has to be supported by the rank and file, not just the cabinet, but also the bureaucracy at large, and that part I think is still not getting the message.
There was a rightward drift in the Democratic Party in the'80s and'90s, the rank and file of the party has rejected.
Faith is like love, it cannot be forced. Therefore it is a dangerous operation if an attempt be made to introduce or bind it by state regulations; for, as the attempt to force love begets hatred, so also to compel religious belief produces rank unbelief.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Translations for rank
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- ranciCatalan, Valencian
- stinkend, ekelhaft, Reihe, DienstgradGerman
- grado, fila, rango, columna, repugnanteSpanish
- رده, رتبهPersian
- sija, sotilasarvo, taso, lemuava, sijoittua, asema, haiseva, rankata, arvo, rankkaus, sijoittaa, löyhkäävä, sijoitusFinnish
- coter, ranger, rangée, malodorant, classerFrench
- breunScottish Gaelic
- truppa, condizione sociale, ripugnante, schiera, rango, puzzolente, fila, gregario, grado, repellente, cetoItalian
- stinkend, werk, rang, ranzig, register, ransDutch
- stopień, rząd, szeregi, rangaPolish
- rânced, rangRomanian
- класс, положе́ние, чин, строй, коло́нна, ме́рзкий, катего́рия, омерзи́тельный, ранг, ряд, прого́рклый, отврати́тельный, шере́нга, разря́д, воню́чий, зва́ние, ли́нияRussian
- placering, rad, stank, klassa, gradera, verk, vämjelig, grad, placera, klass, klassificeraSwedish
- pis kokulu, rütbe, iğrenç, sıra, satırTurkish
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