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English definition


  • 1. a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another;

    • "the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen"
  • 2. relative status;

    • "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
  • 3. 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"
  • 4. position in a social hierarchy;

    • "the British are more aware of social status than Americans are"
  • 5. 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"


  • 1. take or have a position relative to others;

    • "This painting ranks among the best in the Western World"
  • 2. assign a rank or rating to;

    • "how would you rank these students?"
    • "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
  • 3. take precedence or surpass others in rank


  • 1. very fertile; producing profuse growth;

    • "rank earth"
  • 2. very offensive in smell or taste;

    • "a rank cigar"
  • 3. 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"
  • 4. 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"
  • 5. growing profusely;

    • "rank jungle vegetation"

Example sentences

  • He was demoted to the rank of ordinary soldier.

  • The payment offered to the rank and file is extremely poor.

  • She was lifted from a captain to the rank of major.

  • He is a physicist of the first rank.

  • He was reduced in rank.

  • The mate is one rank below the captain.

  • He was advanced to the rank of captain.

  • A man's dignity depends not upon his wealth or rank but upon his character.

  • The captain was promoted to the rank of major.

  • A major precedes a captain in rank.

  • She had contracted an alliance with a wealthy man of rank.

  • He was promoted to the rank of captain.

  • She was not used to mixing with people of high social rank.

  • Dense smoke swirled and billowed, its rank fumes choking her.

  • Substantial numbers of rank and file members ignored their union's advice.

  • Joanna has finally made it to the first rank of celebrity after 25 years as an actress.

  • The rank outsiders, Cameroon, beat the defending champions, Argentina, by one goal to nil.

  • Never imagine that rank confers genuine authority.

  • There was widespread support for him among the rank and file.

  • Five years older than the majority of officers of his same rank, he was determined to make up for lost time.

  • The solid rank of police officers lining the courtroom opened to let them pass.

  • She refused to promote Colin above the low rank of "legal adviser".

  • He must be treated as a hostage of high rank, not as a common prisoner.

  • Each rank of the peerage was represented.

  • I have not achieved my goal in becoming chief constable, a rank I know I could have worthily held.

  • He wore shoulderstrap rank slides with sergeant's chevrons.

  • The man led the way to the taxi rank.

  • The Captain pulled rank and made his sergeant row the entire way.

Phrase collocation

  • break rank (或 ranks)

    (of soldiers or police officers) fail to remain in line

  • close ranks

    (of soldiers or police officers) come closer together in a line

  • keep rank

    (of soldiers or police officers) remain in line

  • rise through (或 from) the ranks

    (of a private or a non-commissioned officer) receive a commission

  • pull rank

    To use one's superior rank to gain an advantage.


  • rank somebody out

    • He really ranks me out. What a pest!

    • He will rank you out for what happened.

  • rank and file

    • The rank and file will vote on it tomorrow.

Synonym discrimination

  • class, degree, grade, rank

  • row, queue, line, rank, file

Meaning of rank

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