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(noun, adj.sat, verb, adj., adverb)


There are 24 meanings of the word Rank.

How to pronounce rank:


Rank - as a noun

A row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another

Example: "The entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen"

The ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army)

Example: "The strike was supported by the union rank and file"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
rank and file

Position in a social hierarchy

Example: "The british are more aware of social status than americans are"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
social ranksocial stationsocial status
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

The body of members of an organization or group

Example: "They polled their membership"

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Rank - as an adjective satellite

Very fertile; producing profuse growth

Example: "Rank earth"

Very offensive in smell or taste

Example: "A rank cigar"

Conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

Example: "A crying shame"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers

Example: "Absolute freedom"

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Growing profusely

Example: "Rank jungle vegetation"

Rank - as a verb

Take or have a position relative to others

Example: "This painting ranks among the best in the western world"

Hypernyms (Closely Related)
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Assign a rank or rating to

Example: "How would you rank these students?"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
evaluate11judge14pass judgment
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Take precedence or surpass others in rank

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Rank - as an adjective

Strong of its kind or in character; unmitigated; virulent; thorough; utter (used of negative things).

Example: "Rank nonsense"

Strong in growth; growing with vigour or rapidity, hence, coarse or gross.

Example: "Rank grass"

Suffering from overgrowth or hypertrophy; plethoric.

Causing strong growth; producing luxuriantly; rich and fertile.

Example: "Rank land"

Strong to the senses; offensive; noisome.

Having a very strong and bad taste or odor.

Example: "Your gym clothes are rank, bro – when'd you last wash 'em?"

Complete, used as an intensifier (usually negative, referring to incompetence).

Example: "I am a rank amateur as a wordsmith."

Gross, disgusting.

Strong; powerful; capable of acting or being used with great effect; energetic; vigorous; headstrong.

Inflamed with venereal appetite; ruttish.

Rank - as an adverb

Quickly, eagerly, impetuously.

Example Sentences

"He achieved the rank of captain in the army."
"She holds the highest rank in the company."
"The student's test score put him in the top rank of his class."
"The rank and file of the organization were not consulted before making the decision."
"The team's current rank in the league is fourth."
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Word Game Points

Is RANK a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, rank is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

RANK has a SCRABBLE points total of 8.

Is RANK a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, rank is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
RANK has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 9.

Is RANK a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, rank is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
RANK has a WORDFEUD points total of 8.

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