rank

rank
I 1. noun
1)

she was elevated to an administrative rank

Syn:
position, level, grade, echelon; class, status, standing; dated station
2)

a family of rank

Syn:
high standing, blue blood, high birth, nobility, aristocracy; eminence, distinction, prestige; prominence, influence, consequence, power
3)

a rank of riflemen

Syn:
row, line, file, column, string, train, procession
2. verb
1)

this orchid is ranked as endangered

Syn:
classify, class, categorize, rate, grade, bracket, group, pigeonhole, designate; catalog, file, list
2)

he ranked them in order of experience

Syn:
prioritize, order, organize, arrange, list; triage
3)

she ranked below the others

Syn:
have a rank, be graded, have a status, be classed, be classified, be categorized; belong
II adjective
1)

rank vegetation

Syn:
abundant, lush, luxuriant, dense, profuse, vigorous, overgrown; informal jungly
Ant:
sparse
2)

a rank smell

Syn:
offensive, unpleasant, nasty, revolting, sickening, obnoxious, noxious; foul, fetid, smelly, stinking, reeking, high, off, rancid, putrid, malodorous; literary noisome; Brit., informal minging, pongy
Ant:
pleasant
3)

rank stupidity

Syn:
downright, utter, outright, out-and-out, absolute, complete, sheer, arrant, thoroughgoing, unqualified, unmitigated, positive, perfect, patent, pure, total; archaic arrant

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