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Synonyms for rank

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rank(noun)

    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. rank(noun)

    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, 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 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, rank(noun)

    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, rank(adj)

    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. rank(adj)

    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. rank(adj)

    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, 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"

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

  9. 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"

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

  10. rank(verb)

    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. rank(verb)

    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, 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

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

  13. rank, outrank(verb)

    take precedence or surpass others in rank

    range, outrank, place, order, grade, rate

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. rank(n)

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

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

  2. rank(a)

    luxuriant, exuberant, extreme, excessive, rampant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rank(a.)

    luxuriant, vigorous, exuberant, over-abundant

  2. rank(a.)

    excessive, overmuch, extravagant, rampant, very great

  3. rank(a.)

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

  4. rank(n.)

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

  5. rank(n.)

    class, order, division, head, category

  6. rank(n.)

    degree, grade, quality, relative station

  7. rank(n.)

    dignity, nobility, noble class, aristocratic class

  8. rank(v. a.)

    class, arrange, range

  9. rank(v. a.)

    [Modern.] outrank, take precedence of

  10. rank(v. n.)

    be ranked, be classed, take rank, have rank

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rank(a)

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

  2. rank(n)

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

  3. rank(v)

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

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. RANK

    Receptor activator of NF-kB, TNFRSF11A

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How to use rank in a sentence?

  1. Wystan Hugh Auden:

    The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age.

  2. 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.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    If a person works like he does not need money , then there are many wicked people in the private corporation who will not only thrust their share of work onto him but also take his credit to rise through money power and rank in the position under the full knowledge of the owner of the organization.

  4. Erin Shields:

    To rank very highly, a hotel will have a very high rating among travelers, it will have collected several top industry awards, and it will be a higher-starred hotel.

  5. Brendan Conley:

    We have heard from countless Maine voters who were confused and even frightened their votes did not count due to computer-engineered rank voting.

Translations for rank

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  • مرتبةArabic
  • ranciCatalan, Valencian
  • hodnostCzech
  • stinkend, ekelhaft, Reihe, DienstgradGerman
  • ταγγόςGreek
  • 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
  • կոչումArmenian
  • truppa, condizione sociale, ripugnante, schiera, rango, puzzolente, fila, gregario, grado, repellente, cetoItalian
  • 臭いJapanese
  • tūngaMāori
  • чинMacedonian
  • pangkatMalay
  • 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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