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Definition of Rank

Rank

  1. Luxuriant in growth; of vigorous growth; exuberant; grown to immoderate height; as, rank grass; rank weeds.
  2. Raised to a high degree; violent; extreme; gross; utter; as, rank heresy.
  3. Causing vigorous growth; producing luxuriantly; very rich and fertile; as, rank land.
  4. Strong-scented; rancid; musty; as, oil of a rank smell; rank-smelling rue.
  5. Strong to the taste.
  6. Inflamed with venereal appetite.
  7. Rankly; stoutly; violently.
  8. A row or line; a range; an order; a tier; as, a rank of osiers.
  9. A line of soldiers ranged side by side; -- opposed to file. See 1st File, 1 (a).
  10. Grade of official standing, as in the army, navy, or nobility; as, the rank of general; the rank of admiral.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Elevated grade or standing; high degree; high social position; distinction; eminence; as, a man of rank.
  14. To place abreast, or in a line.
  15. To range in a particular class, order, or division; to class; also, to dispose methodically; to place in suitable classes or order; to classify.
  16. To take rank of; to outrank.
  17. To be ranged; to be set or disposed, as in a particular degree, class, order, or division.
  18. 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.

Rank Quotations

Far better is it 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 a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility. - Peter Drucker
Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
Peter Drucker

Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.
Mike Ditka

Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.
Johannes Brahms

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
Albert Einstein
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Rank Translations

rank in Afrikaans is tou
rank in Dutch is graad, stand, status, rang
rank in Finnish is rivi
rank in German is Stufe, Ebene, Reihe, Rang, Rang
rank in Italian is gradino, pianura, rango
rank in Latin is ordo
rank in Portuguese is fila
rank in Swedish is stinkande, yppig, rang, ordna, rad
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