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rank

 
Adjective rank has 5 senses
  1. rank - very fertile; producing profuse growth; "rank earth"
    Antonyms:
    sterile, unfertile, infertile (indirect, via fertile)
  2. rank - very offensive in smell or taste; "a rank cigar"
    Antonym:
    inoffensive (indirect, via offensive)
  3. crying, egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank - 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"
    Antonyms: inconspicuous, invisible (indirect, via conspicuous)
  4. absolute, downright, out-and-out, rank, right-down, sheer - 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"
    Antonyms: incomplete, uncomplete (indirect, via complete)
    Antonym: incomplete (indirect, via complete)
  5. rank - growing profusely; "rank jungle vegetation"
    Antonym:
    scarce (indirect, via abundant)
Noun rank has 5 senses
  1. rank - a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another; "the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen"
    --1 is a kind of
    line
    --1 has member: end man
  2. rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
    --2 is a kind of
    status, position
    --2 has particulars:
     first, number one; second; third; fourth; fifth; sixth; seventh; eighth; ninth; tenth; eleventh; twelfth; thirteenth; fourteenth; fifteenth; sixteenth; seventeenth; eighteenth; nineteenth; twentieth; thirtieth; fortieth; fiftieth; sixtieth; seventieth; eightieth; ninetieth; hundredth; thousandth; millionth; billionth; last; grade, level, tier; gradation, step; second class; military rank, military rating, paygrade, rating; archidiaconate; baronetcy, barony; dukedom; earldom; kingship; princedom; viscountcy, viscounty
    Derived forms: verb rank2, verb rank1
  3. rank and file, rank - 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"
    --3 is a kind of force, personnel
    --3 has members: enlisted man
  4. social station, social status, social rank, rank - position in a social hierarchy; "the British are more aware of social status than Americans are"
    --4 is a kind of status, position
    --4 has particulars: place, station; quality
  5. membership, rank - 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"
    --5 is a kind of body
    --5 is a member of organization, organisation
Verb rank has 3 senses
  1. rank - take or have a position relative to others; "This painting ranks among the best in the Western World"
    --1 is one way to
    be
    Derived forms: noun rank2, noun ranker1, noun ranker2, noun ranking1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. rate, rank, range, order, grade, place - assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
    --2 is one way to judge
    Derived form: noun rank2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. rank, outrank - take precedence or surpass others in rank
    --3 is one way to excel, stand out, surpass
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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