What is rank?

  • (verb): Take precedence or surpass others in rank.
    Synonyms: outrank
    See also — Additional definitions below

Rank

Rank refers to the relative position, value, worth, complexity, power, importance, authority, level etc. of a person or object, including:

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Military Rank
... Military ranks are a system of hierarchical relationships in armed forces, police, intelligence agencies or other institutions organized along military lines ... Usually, uniforms denote the bearer's rank by particular insignia affixed to the uniforms ... operations became larger and more complex, military ranks increased and ranking systems themselves became more complex ...
Brigadier - Non-commissioned Rank - Italy
... In the Italian Carabiniers and Guardia di Finanza, the ranks of vice-brigadier (vice brigadiere), brigadier (brigadiere), and chief brigadier (brigadi ... The rank of brigade general (generale di brigata) is used throughout the armed forces as the most junior general rank, and corresponds to the British rank title of brigadier ...
Brigadier General Ranks By Country - Australia
... In the Australian Imperial Force during World War I, the rank of brigadier general was always temporary and held only while the officer was posted to a particular task, typically the command of a ... When posted elsewhere, the rank would be relinquished and the former rank resumed ... Brigadier general was also used as an honorary rank on retirement ...
Brigadier
... Brigadier ( /brɪɡəˈdɪər/) is a senior military rank, the meaning of which is somewhat different in different military services ... The brigadier rank is generally superior to the rank of colonel, and subordinate to major general ... Many countries use the rank brigadier general rather than brigadier, and prior to the 1920s, so did members of the Commonwealth ...
Rank - Others
... RANK, Receptor Activator of Nuclear Factor κ B, a type I membrane protein The Rank Group plc, European gaming and leisure business Rank Organisation, a British entertainment ...

More definitions of "rank":

  • (verb): Assign a rank or rating to.
    Example: "How would you rank these students?"
    Synonyms: rate, range, order, grade, place
  • (noun): Relative status.
    Example: "His salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
  • (adj): Very offensive in smell or taste.
    Example: "A rank cigar"
  • (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"
  • (adj): Very fertile; producing profuse growth.
    Example: "Rank earth"
  • (noun): The body of members of an organization or group.
    Synonyms: membership
  • (noun): 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: rank and file
  • (verb): Take or have a position relative to others.
    Example: "This painting ranks among the best in the Western World"
  • (adj): Growing profusely.
    Example: "Rank jungle vegetation"

Famous quotes containing the word rank:

    Nature has not placed us in an inferior rank to men, no more than the females of other animals, where we see no distinction of capacity, though I am persuaded if there was a commonwealth of rational horses ... it would be an established maxim amongst them that a mare could not be taught to pace.
    Mary Wortley, Lady Montagu (1689–1762)

    But he thought of his sisters, proud and cold,
    And his mother, vain of her rank and gold.
    John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

    Lady Hodmarsh and the duchess immediately assumed the clinging affability that persons of rank assume with their inferiors in order to show them that they are not in the least conscious of any difference in station between them.
    W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965)