a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
the body of members of an organization or group
the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army)
assign a rank or rating to
take or have a position relative to others
position in a social hierarchy
very fertile; producing profuse growth
very offensive in smell or taste
complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
take precedence or surpass others in rank
Luxuriant in growth; of vigorous growth; exuberant; grown to immoderate height; as, rank grass; rank weeds.
Raised to a high degree; violent; extreme; gross; utter; as, rank heresy.
Causing vigorous growth; producing luxuriantly; very rich and fertile; as, rank land.
Strong-scented; rancid; musty; as, oil of a rank smell; rank-smelling rue.
Strong to the taste.
Inflamed with venereal appetite.
Rankly; stoutly; violently.
A row or line; a range; an order; a tier; as, a rank of osiers.
A line of soldiers ranged side by side;
Grade of official standing, as in the army, navy, or nobility; as, the rank of general; the rank of admiral.
An aggregate of individuals classed together; a permanent social class; an order; a division; as, ranks and orders of men; the highest and the lowest ranks of men, or of other intelligent beings.
Degree of dignity, eminence, or excellence; position in civil or social life; station; degree; grade; as, a writer of the first rank; a lawyer of high rank.
Elevated grade or standing; high degree; high social position; distinction; eminence; as, a man of rank.
To place abreast, or in a line.
To range in a particular class, order, or division; to class; also, to dispose methodically; to place in suitable classes or order; to classify.
To take rank of; to outrank.
To be ranged; to be set or disposed, as in a particular degree, class, order, or division.
To have a certain grade or degree of elevation in the orders of civil or military life; to have a certain degree of esteem or consideration; as, he ranks with the first class of poets; he ranks high in public estimation.