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    rank - Dictionary definition and meaning for word rank

    Definition
    (noun) a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
    Example Sentence
    • the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen
    Definition
    (noun) relative status
    Example Sentence
    • his salary was determined by his rank and seniority
    Definition
    (noun) the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army)
    Synonyms : rank and file
    Example Sentence
    • the strike was supported by the union rank and file
    • he rose from the ranks to become a colonel
    Definition
    (noun) position in a social hierarchy
    Example Sentence
    • the British are more aware of social status than Americans are
    Definition
    (noun) the body of members of an organization or group
    Synonyms : membership
    Example Sentence
    • they polled their membership
    • they found dissension in their own ranks
    • he joined the ranks of the unemployed
    Definition
    (verb) take or have a position relative to others
    Example Sentence
    • This painting ranks among the best in the Western World
    Definition
    (verb) assign a rank or rating to
    Synonyms : grade , order , place , range , rate
    Example Sentence
    • how would you rank these students?
    • The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide
    Definition
    (verb) take precedence or surpass others in rank
    Synonyms : outrank
    Definition
    (adj) very fertile; producing profuse growth
    Example Sentence
    • rank earth
    Definition
    (adj) very offensive in smell or taste
    Example Sentence
    • a rank cigar
    Definition
    (adj) conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
    Synonyms : crying , egregious , flagrant , glaring , gross
    Example Sentence
    • a crying shame
    • an egregious lie
    • flagrant violation of human rights
    • a glaring error
    • gross ineptitude
    • gross injustice
    • rank treachery
    Definition
    (adj) complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) growing profusely
    Example Sentence
    • rank jungle vegetation
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rank

rank-- when students RANk(ran) for a long time, coz of their sweat, a BAD SMELL was comming

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