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Rank

Rank appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Knight, I ask nary rank, saith gink.
  • "Knight, I ask nary rank," saith gink.
  • "My god is a stark narrow one-disk cabaret lass; I model ransomed animal casts," a clam in a demo snarled, "O Miss, alter a backside now, or rank rats as I do gym."
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun rank:

rankmembership

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective rank:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb rank:

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Definition of the noun rank

What does rank mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ranks

  1. a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
    • example: the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: line = a formation of people or things one beside another
    • member: end man = a man at one end of a row of people
  2. relative status
    • example: his salary was determined by his rank and seniority
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: position / status = the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
    • more specific terms:
      • number one / first = the first or highest in an ordering or series
      • second = following the first in an ordering or series
      • third = following the second position in an ordering or series
      • fourth = following the third position
      • fifth = position five in a countable series of things
      • sixth = position six in a countable series of things
      • seventh = position seven in a countable series of things
      • eighth = position eight in a countable series of things
      • ninth = position nine in a countable series of things
      • tenth = position ten in a countable series of things
      • eleventh = position 11 in a countable series of things
      • twelfth = position 12 in a countable series of things
      • thirteenth = position 13 in a countable series of things
      • fourteenth = position 14 in a countable series of things
      • fifteenth = position 15 in a countable series of things
      • sixteenth = position 16 in a countable series of things
      • seventeenth = position 17 in a countable series of things
      • eighteenth = position 18 in a countable series of things
      • nineteenth = position 19 in a countable series of things
      • twentieth = position 20 in a countable series of things
      • thirtieth = position 30 in a countable series of things
      • fortieth = position 40 in a countable series of things
      • fiftieth = position 50 in a countable series of things
      • sixtieth = position 60 in a countable series of things
      • seventieth = position 70 in a countable series of things
      • eightieth = position 80 in a countable series of things
      • ninetieth = position 90 in a countable series of things
      • hundredth = position 100 in a countable series of things
      • thousandth = position 1,000 in a countable series of things
      • millionth = position 1,000,000 in a countable series of things
      • billionth = position 1,000,000,000 in a countable series of things
      • last = the last or lowest in an ordering or series
      • grade / level / tier = a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
      • gradation / step = relative position in a graded series
      • second class = not the highest rank in a classification
      • military rating / military rank / paygrade / rating = rank in a military organization
      • archidiaconate = office or position of an archdeacon
      • baronetcy / barony = the rank or dignity or position of a baronet or baroness
      • dukedom = the dignity or rank or position of a duke
      • earldom = the dignity or rank or position of an earl or countess
      • kingship = the dignity or rank or position of a king
      • princedom = the dignity or rank or position of a prince
      • viscountcy / viscounty = the dignity or rank or position of a viscount or viscountess
  3. the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army)
  4. position in a social hierarchy
  5. the body of members of an organization or group
    • examples: they found dissension in their own ranks | he joined the ranks of the unemployed
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of rank: membership
    • more generic word: body = a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • member of: organisation / organization = a group of people who work together

Alternative definition of the noun rank

noun

  1. position of a person, place, thing, or idea in relation to others based on a shared property such as physical location, population, or quality
  2. a level in an organization such as the military
  3. [context: taxonomy] a level in a scientific taxonomy system
  4. [a, usually plural] The lines or rows of people in an organization
  5. One of the horizontal lines of squares on a chessboard
  6. [linear algebra] maximal number of linearly independent columns (or rows) of a matrix.
  7. [music] In a pipe organ, a set of pipes of a certain quality for which each pipe corresponds to one key or pedal.
  8. [computing] The dimensionality of an array.

Definition of the adjective rank

What does rank mean as an attribute of a noun?

Rank is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: ranker | rankest

  1. very fertile; producing profuse growth
    • example: rank earth
    • similar: fertile
  2. very offensive in smell or taste
  3. conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
  4. complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
  5. growing profusely
    • example: rank jungle vegetation
    • similar: abundant

Alternative definition of the adjective rank

adjective

  1. Having a very strong and bad odor.
  2. [informal] Gross, disgusting.
    • Complete, used as an intensifier (usually negative, referring to incompetence).

    Definition of the adverb rank

    What does rank mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?

    adverb

    1. [obsolete] Quickly, eagerly, impetuously.

    Definition of the verb rank

    What does rank mean as a doing word?

    verb - inflections: ranked | ranking | ranks

    1. take or have a position relative to others
    2. assign a rank or rating to
    3. take precedence or surpass others in rank

    Character

    Rank is a fictional character from the 2009 film All's Faire in Love.

    Music

    "Rank" a.k.a. "Rank"": Rank is a live album by the English Rock band The Smiths. It was released in September 1988 by their British record company, Rough Trade, and reached No. 2 in the British charts. In the United States, the album was released on Sire Records and made No. 77.

    Films

    1. "Rank" is a 2002 fourteen minute short film directed by David Yates. It was nominated for the British Academy Film Award for Best Short Film at the BAFTAs.
    2. "Rank" is a film, directed by John Hyams.
      • country: United States of America
      • language: English Language
      • genres: Sports, Documentary film
      • released in (10 years ago)
    3. "Rank" is a film, directed by Frank Parker.

    Miscellanea

    1. Rank: In linear algebra, the rank of a matrix A is the size of the largest collection of linearly independent columns of A or the size of the largest collection of linearly independent rows of A. For every matrix, the column rank is equal to the row rank. It is a measure of the "nondegenerateness" of the system of linear equations and linear transformation encoded by A. There are multiple definitions of rank. The rank is one of the fundamental pieces of data associated with a matrix.
      • also known as Τάξη, Βαθμός
    2. RANK: Receptor Activator of Nuclear Factor κ B, also known as TRANCE Receptor or TNFRSF11A, is member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor molecular sub-family. RANK is the receptor for RANK-Ligand and part of the RANK/RANKL/OPG signaling pathway that regulates osteoclast differentiation and activation. It is associated with bone remodeling and repair, immune cell function, lymph node development, thermal regulation, and mammary gland development. Osteoprotegerin is a decoy receptor for RANK, and regulates the stimulation of the RANK signaling pathway by competing for RANKL. The cytoplasmic domain of RANK binds TRAFs 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 which transmit signals to downstream targets such as NF-κB and JNK.
    3. The rank this person held in this armed force for this period.
    4. Rank: In mathematics, the rank of a differentiable map f : M → N between differentiable manifolds at a point p ∈ M is the rank of the derivative of f at p.
    5. Rank: In graph theory, a branch of mathematics, the rank of an undirected graph is defined as the number n − c, where n is the number of vertices and c is the number of connected components of the graph. Equivalently, the rank of a graph is the rank of the oriented incidence matrix associated with the graph.
    6. Rank: In computer programming, rank with no further specifications is usually a synonym for "number of dimensions"; thus, a bi-dimensional array has rank two, a three-dimensional array has rank three and so on. Strictly, no formal definition can be provided which applies to every programming language, since each of them has its own concepts, semantics and terminology; the term may not even be applicable or, to the contrary, applied with a very specific meaning in the context of a given language.
    7. Rank is a TV program, begun on (13 years ago).
    8. Rank is a protein.
      • also known as mRANK; PDB2; Tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, member 11a, activator of NFKB; OFE; Tnfrsf11a; Tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, member 11a; ODFR; TRANCER; Ly109; TRANCE-R
    9. Rank: An integer value.
    10. Rank in the J programming language has several different meanings. In general, the concept of rank is used to treat an orthogonal array in terms of its sub-arrays. For instance, a two-dimensional array may be dealt with at rank 2 as the entire matrix, or at rank 1 to work with its implicit one-dimensional columns or rows, or at rank 0 to work at the level of its individual atoms.
      • also known as J programming language rank
    11. Rank: The overall placing of this competitor in this event. Medalists should also be entered as 1, 2, or 3.
    12. Rank: The Chivalric rank which this title denotes. e.g.
    13. Rank: For military and para-military characters, enter the rank or ranks they've held; can also be used for ranks of nobility, or other similar ranking systems.
    14. Rank: The overall placing of this competitor in this tournament.
    15. Rank: The rank for this competitor in the match.
    16. Rank a.k.a. tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, member 11a, NFKB activator is a gene.
      • also known as tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, member 11a, activator of NFKB; osteoclast differentiation factor receptor; tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, member 11a; receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappa B

    Phrases with Rank

    Phrases starting with the word Rank:

    1. rank order
    2. rank and file
    3. rank-smelling
    4. rank-order correlation
    5. rank-difference correlation
    6. rank-order correlation coefficient
    7. rank-difference correlation coefficient

    Phrases ending with the word Rank:

    1. to rank
    2. flag rank
    3. pull rank
    4. taxi rank
    5. lower rank
    6. higher rank
    7. social rank
    8. Ordinal Rank
    9. military rank
    10. J. Arthur Rank
    11. insignia of rank

    Other phrases containing the word Rank:

    1. kendall rank correlation
    2. kendall partial rank correlation

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    Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Rank

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    Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1865)

    by Hensleigh Wedgwood

    Rank. The adj. rank is used in very different senses, which however may perhaps all be developed from tho fundamental notion of violence or impetuosity ...

    Google previewEncyclopedia of Finance (2006)

    by Cheng-Few Lee

    Analytical rank correlation between performance measures: Simple CAPM. Abstract This paper analytically determines the conditions under which four commonly utilized portfolio measures(theSharpeindex, theTreynorindex, theJensen alpha, ...

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    Quotes about Rank

    Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank. (Norman Ralph Augustine)
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    Scrabble value of R1A1N1K5

    The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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