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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.
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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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