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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  • Rank (chess), a row of the chessboard
  • Rank of pipes in a pipe organ
  • Taxicab stand or taxi rank, a designated area for taxi-cabs to queue up whilst waiting for passengers
  • Rank (formation) Military term for a line of soldiers
  • Rank of a playing card, typically one of { ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, jack, queen, king }
  • A level within a ranking
  • A level within a taxonomic hierarchy
    • Taxonomic rank in biology (species, genus, family, etc.)

Read more about Rank:  An Achieved Level of Performance or Credential, Position Within A Command Hierarchy Requiring Obedience, Mathematics, People Named Rank, Places, Others

Famous quotes containing the word rank:

    I like sometimes to take rank hold on life and spend my day more as the animals do. Perhaps I have owed to this employment and to hunting, when quite young, my closest acquaintance with Nature. They early introduce us to and detain us in scenery with which otherwise, at that age, we should have little acquaintance.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    ‘Tis very certain that each man carries in his eye the exact indication of his rank in the immense scale of men, and we are always learning to read it. A complete man should need no auxiliaries to his personal presence.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    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)