1. A row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another (synset 108448952)
    "the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen"
  2. Relative status (synset 114453411)
    "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
  3. The ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army) (synset 108415136)
    "the strike was supported by the union rank and file"; "he rose from the ranks to become a colonel"
  4. Position in a social hierarchy (synset 113970595)
    "the British are more aware of social status than Americans are"
  5. The body of members of an organization or group (synset 108417922)
    "they polled their membership"; "they found dissension in their own ranks"; "he joined the ranks of the unemployed"
  1. Very fertile;
    Producing profuse growth (synset 301005657)
    "rank earth"
  2. Very offensive in smell or taste (synset 301631230)
    "a rank cigar"
  3. Conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible (synset 300582390)
    "a crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross injustice"; "rank treachery"
  4. Complete and without restriction or qualification;
    Sometimes used informally as intensifiers (synset 300522835)
    "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"
  5. Growing profusely (synset 300016173)
    "rank jungle vegetation"
  1. Take or have a position relative to others (synset 200661773)
    "This painting ranks among the best in the Western World"
  2. Assign a rank or rating to (synset 200659723)
    "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
  3. Take precedence or surpass others in rank (synset 202679633)

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