What is rank?

  • (adj): Growing profusely.
    Example: "Rank jungle vegetation"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Rank

Rank refers to the relative position, value, worth, complexity, power, importance, authority, level etc. of a person or object, including:

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Brigadier - Non-commissioned Rank - Italy
... Carabiniers and Guardia di Finanza, the ranks of vice-brigadier (vice brigadiere), brigadier (brigadiere), and chief brigadier (brigadiere capo) correspond roughly to the ... The rank of brigade general (generale di brigata) is used throughout the armed forces as the most junior general rank, and corresponds to the British rank title of brigadier ...
Brigadier General Ranks By Country - Australia
... In the Australian Imperial Force during World War I, the rank of brigadier general was always temporary and held only while the officer was posted to a particular task, typically the command of a brigade ... When posted elsewhere, the rank would be relinquished and the former rank resumed ... general was also used as an honorary rank on retirement ...
Brigadier
... ( /brɪɡəˈdɪər/) is a senior military rank, the meaning of which is somewhat different in different military services ... The brigadier rank is generally superior to the rank of colonel, and subordinate to major general ... Many countries use the rank brigadier general rather than brigadier, and prior to the 1920s, so did members of the Commonwealth ...
Military Rank
... Military ranks are a system of hierarchical relationships in armed forces, police, intelligence agencies or other institutions organized along military lines ... Usually, uniforms denote the bearer's rank by particular insignia affixed to the uniforms ... coordination as time continued and military operations became larger and more complex, military ranks increased and ranking systems themselves became more ...
Rank - Others
... RANK, Receptor Activator of Nuclear Factor κ B, a type I membrane protein The Rank Group plc, European gaming and leisure business Rank Organisation, a British entertainment company ...

More definitions of "rank":

  • (noun): Relative status.
    Example: "His salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
  • (verb): Assign a rank or rating to.
    Example: "How would you rank these students?"
    Synonyms: rate, range, order, grade, place
  • (noun): A row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another.
    Example: "The entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen"
  • (adj): Very offensive in smell or taste.
    Example: "A rank cigar"
  • (verb): Take or have a position relative to others.
    Example: "This painting ranks among the best in the Western World"
  • (noun): The ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army).
    Example: "The strike was supported by the union rank and file"
    Synonyms: rank and file
  • (verb): Take precedence or surpass others in rank.
    Synonyms: outrank
  • (noun): The body of members of an organization or group.
    Synonyms: membership
  • (adj): Very fertile; producing profuse growth.
    Example: "Rank earth"

Famous quotes containing the word rank:

    ‘Tis very certain that each man carries in his eye the exact indication of his rank in the immense scale of men, and we are always learning to read it. A complete man should need no auxiliaries to his personal presence.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    My rank is the highest known in Switzerland: I am a free citizen.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    Only what is rare is valuable.
    Let no one dare to call another mad who is not himself willing to rank in the same class for every perversion and fault of judgment. Let no one dare aid in punishing another as criminal who is not willing to suffer the penalty due to his own offenses.
    Margaret Fuller (1810–1850)