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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)

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.

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."