What is rank?

  • (verb): Assign a rank or rating to.
    Example: "How would you rank these students?"
    Synonyms: rate, range, order, grade, place
    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:

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
... 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 ...
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 ... 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
... 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 ... general was also used as an honorary rank on retirement ...
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 ...

More definitions of "rank":

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

    I will not choose what many men desire,
    Because I will not jump with common spirits,
    And rank me with the barbarous multitudes.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    A man is the prisoner of his power. A topical memory makes him an almanac; a talent for debate, disputant; skill to get money makes him a miser, that is, a beggar. Culture reduces these inflammations by invoking the aid of other powers against the dominant talent, and by appealing to the rank of powers. It watches success.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Lady Hodmarsh and the duchess immediately assumed the clinging affability that persons of rank assume with their inferiors in order to show them that they are not in the least conscious of any difference in station between them.
    W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965)