Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of rank | Another word for rank | What is rank?

Definition 1: a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another - [noun denoting group]

Samples where rank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen

(rank is a kind of ...) a formation of people or things one beside another

"the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed" "they were arrayed in line of battle" "the cast stood in line for the curtain call"

(rank is a member of ...) a man at one end of a row of people

Definition 2: the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army) - [noun denoting group]

Samples where rank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the strike was supported by the union rank and file
  • he rose from the ranks to become a colonel

Synonyms for rank in the sense of this definition

(rank is a kind of ...) group of people willing to obey orders

"a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"

(rank is a member of ...) a male enlisted person in the armed forces

(rank belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 3: the body of members of an organization or group - [noun denoting group]

Samples where rank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they polled their membership
  • they found dissension in their own ranks
  • he joined the ranks of the unemployed

Synonyms for rank in the sense of this definition

(rank is a kind of ...) a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity

"the whole body filed out of the auditorium" "the student body" "administrative body"

(... is a member of rank) a group of people who work together

Definition 4: relative status - [noun denoting state]

Samples where rank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

(rank is a kind of ...) the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

"he had the status of a minor" "the novel attained the status of a classic" "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"

(... is a kind of rank ) the last or lowest in an ordering or series

"he was the last to leave" "he finished an inglorious last"

(... is a kind of rank ) position 1,000,000,000 in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position 1,000,000 in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position 1,000 in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position 100 in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position 90 in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position 80 in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position 70 in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position 60 in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) the dignity or rank or position of a viscount or viscountess

(... is a kind of rank ) a relative position or degree of value in a graded group

"lumber of the highest grade"

(... is a kind of rank ) the dignity or rank or position of a prince

(... is a kind of rank ) the dignity or rank or position of a king

(... is a kind of rank ) the dignity or rank or position of an earl or countess

(... is a kind of rank ) the dignity or rank or position of a duke

(... is a kind of rank ) the rank or dignity or position of a baronet or baroness

(... is a kind of rank ) office or position of an archdeacon

(... is a kind of rank ) rank in a military organization

(... is a kind of rank ) not the highest rank in a classification

(... is a kind of rank ) relative position in a graded series

"always a step behind" "subtle gradations in color" "keep in step with the fashions"

(... is a kind of rank ) position 50 in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position 40 in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position ten in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position nine in a countable series of things

"going into the ninth they were a run ahead"

(... is a kind of rank ) position eight in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position seven in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position six in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position five in a countable series of things

"he was fifth out of several hundred runners"

(... is a kind of rank ) following the third position; number four in a countable series

(... is a kind of rank ) following the second position in an ordering or series

"a distant third" "he answered the first question willingly, the second reluctantly, and the third with resentment"

(... is a kind of rank ) following the first in an ordering or series

"he came in a close second"

(... is a kind of rank ) position 11 in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position 12 in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position 30 in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position 20 in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position 19 in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position 18 in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position 17 in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position 16 in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position 15 in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position 14 in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) position 13 in a countable series of things

(... is a kind of rank ) the first or highest in an ordering or series

"He wanted to be the first"

Definition 5: position in a social hierarchy - [noun denoting state]

Samples where rank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the British are more aware of social status than Americans are

Synonyms for rank in the sense of this definition

(rank is a kind of ...) the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

"he had the status of a minor" "the novel attained the status of a classic" "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"

(... is a kind of rank ) proper or designated social situation

"he overstepped his place" "the responsibilities of a man in his station" "married above her station"

(... is a kind of rank ) high social status

"a man of quality"

Definition 6: assign a rank or rating to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where rank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • how would you rank these students?
  • The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide

Synonyms for rank in the sense of this definition

(rank is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of rank ) rate higher; raise in value or esteem

(... is a kind of rank ) rate lower; lower in value or esteem

(... is a kind of rank ) arrange in a sequence

(... is a kind of rank ) assign a priority to

"we have too many things to do and must prioritize"

(... is a kind of rank ) rank or order as less important or consider of less value

"Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"

(... is a kind of rank ) assign a new order to

(... is a kind of rank ) distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds

(... is a kind of rank ) put someone or something on a short list

(... is a kind of rank ) place in a superior order or rank

"These two notions are superordinated to a third"

Definition 7: take or have a position relative to others - [verb of cognition]

Samples where rank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This painting ranks among the best in the Western World

(rank is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of rank ) take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal

"Jerry came in third in the Marathon"

(... is a kind of rank ) have a certain priority

"My family comes first"

Definition 8: take precedence or surpass others in rank - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for rank in the sense of this definition

(rank is a kind of ...) distinguish oneself

"She excelled in math"

Definition 9: growing profusely - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rank jungle vegetation

(rank is similar to ...) present in great quantity

"an abundant supply of water"

Definition 10: complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • absolute freedom
  • an absolute dimwit
  • a downright lie
  • out-and-out mayhem
  • an out-and-out lie
  • a rank outsider
  • many right-down vices
  • got the job through sheer persistence
  • sheer stupidity

Synonyms for rank in the sense of this definition

(rank is similar to ...) having every necessary or normal part or component or step

"a complete meal" "a complete wardrobe" "a complete set of the Britannica" "a complete set of china" "a complete defeat" "a complete accounting"

Definition 11: conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a crying shame
  • an egregious lie
  • flagrant violation of human rights
  • a glaring error
  • gross ineptitude
  • gross injustice
  • rank treachery

Synonyms for rank in the sense of this definition

(rank is similar to ...) obvious to the eye or mind

"a tower conspicuous at a great distance" "wore conspicuous neckties" "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"

Definition 12: very fertile; producing profuse growth - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rank earth

(rank is similar to ...) capable of reproducing

Definition 13: very offensive in smell or taste - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a rank cigar

(rank is similar to ...) unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses

"offensive odors"

More words

Another word for ranitidine

Another word for ranidae

Another word for ranid

Another word for rani

Another word for rangy

Another word for rank and file

Another word for rank order

Another word for rank-difference correlation

Another word for rank-difference correlation coefficient

Another word for rank-order correlation


Other word for rank-order correlation

rank-order correlation meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce rank-order correlation