What is rank?

  • (adj): Conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible.
    Example: "Rank treachery"
    Synonyms: crying, egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross
    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
... ( /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 ...
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 ...
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 ... When posted elsewhere, the rank would be relinquished and the former rank resumed ... Brigadier general was also used as an honorary rank on retirement ...
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 ... operations became larger and more complex, military ranks increased and ranking systems themselves became more complex ...
Brigadier - Non-commissioned Rank - Italy
... In the Italian Carabiniers and Guardia di Finanza, the ranks of vice-brigadier (vice brigadiere), brigadier (brigadiere), and chief brigadier (brigadiere capo) correspond roughly to the army ranks based on sergeant ... 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 ...

More definitions of "rank":

  • (adj): Very fertile; producing profuse growth.
    Example: "Rank earth"
  • (adj): Very offensive in smell or taste.
    Example: "A rank cigar"
  • (verb): Take precedence or surpass others in rank.
    Synonyms: outrank
  • (noun): Relative status.
    Example: "His salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
  • (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"
  • (verb): Assign a rank or rating to.
    Example: "How would you rank these students?"
    Synonyms: rate, range, order, grade, place
  • (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
  • (noun): The body of members of an organization or group.
    Synonyms: membership
  • (adj): Growing profusely.
    Example: "Rank jungle vegetation"

Famous quotes containing the word rank:

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

    I esteem it the happiness of this country that its settlers, whilst they were exploring their granted and natural rights and determining the power of the magistrate, were united by personal affection. Members of a church before whose searching covenant all rank was abolished, they stood in awe of each other, as religious men.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The office of the prince and that of the writer are defined and assigned as follows: the nobleman gives rank to the written work, the writer provides food for the prince.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)