What is rank?

  • (adj): Complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers.
    Example: "A rank outsider"
    Synonyms: absolute, downright, out-and-out, right-down, sheer
    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 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 ... When posted elsewhere, the rank would be relinquished and the former rank resumed ... Brigadier general was also used as an honorary rank on retirement ...
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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 ... became larger and more complex, military ranks increased and ranking systems themselves became more complex ...

More definitions of "rank":

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

Famous quotes containing the word rank:

    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)

    Pukka sahib or rank outsider—gentleman or bounder—and it’s accent, accent, all the way.
    Christina Stead (1902–1983)

    If we were left solely to the wordy wit of legislators in Congress for our guidance, uncorrected by the seasonable experience and the effectual complaints of the people, America would not long retain her rank among the nations.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)