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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Some articles on rank:

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 ... 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 ...
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, now part of ...
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 ... 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 ...
Military Rank
... Military ranks are a system of hierarchical relationships in armed forces, police, intelligence agencies or other institutions organized along ... Usually, uniforms denote the bearer's rank by particular insignia affixed to the uniforms ... time continued and military operations became larger and more complex, military ranks increased and ranking systems themselves became more complex ...

More definitions of "rank":

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

Famous quotes containing the word rank:

    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)

    West of this place, down in the neighbor bottom,
    The rank of osiers by the murmuring stream
    Left on your right hand brings you to the place.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    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)