Definition of "rank" []

  • A relative position in a society. (noun)
  • An official position or grade: the rank of sergeant. (noun)
  • A relative position or degree of value in a graded group. (noun)
  • High or eminent station or position: persons of rank. (noun)
  • A row, line, series, or range. (noun)
  • A position, esp an official one, within a social organization, esp the armed forces (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • High social or other standing; status (noun)
  • A line or row of people or things (noun)
  • The position of an item in any ordering or sequence (noun)
  • A place where taxis wait to be hired (noun)
  • A line of soldiers drawn up abreast of each other (noun)
  • Any of the eight horizontal rows of squares on a chessboard (noun)
  • (in systemic grammar) one of the units of description of which a grammar is composed. Ranks of English grammar are sentence, clause, group, word, and morpheme (noun)
  • A set of organ pipes controlled by the same stop (noun)
  • (of a matrix) the largest number of linearly independent rows or columns; the number of rows (or columns) of the nonzero determinant of greatest order that can be extracted from the matrix (noun)
  • To arrange (people or things) in rows or lines; range (verb)
  • To accord or be accorded a specific position in an organization, society, or group (verb)
  • To array (a set of objects) as a sequence, esp in terms of the natural arithmetic ordering of some measure of the elements (verb)
  • To be important; rate (verb)
  • To take precedence or surpass in rank (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "rank" in a sentence
  • "Lieut. Martin says that the bayonets and rifle-barrels of the front rank were sometimes struck and jammed _by bullets from the rear rank_."
  • "I. iii.196 (33,7) How rank soever rounded in with danger] A _rank weed_ is a _high weed_."
  • "HasChildNodes) {CatalogTitle title = ParseSingleCatalogTitle (subNode); null) {title. rank = rank++; _titleList."