What is rank?

  • (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
    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
... 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 entertainment company formed in 1937 ...
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 ... 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 ... 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 ... and military operations became larger and more complex, military ranks increased and ranking systems themselves became more complex ...

More definitions of "rank":

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

Famous quotes containing the word rank:

    In a famous Middletown study of Muncie, Indiana, in 1924, mothers were asked to rank the qualities they most desire in their children. At the top of the list were conformity and strict obedience. More than fifty years later, when the Middletown survey was replicated, mothers placed autonomy and independence first. The healthiest parenting probably promotes a balance of these qualities in children.
    Richard Louv (20th century)

    I sometimes compare press officers to riflemen on the Somme—mowing down wave upon wave of distortion, taking out rank upon rank of supposition, deduction and gossip.
    Bernard Ingham (b. 1932)

    The sleek Brazilian jaguar
    Does not in its arboreal gloom
    Distil so rank a feline smell
    As Grishkin in a drawing-room.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)