Definition of RANKS

noun : RANKS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another; "the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen" ;

  • 2. (

    ) relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army); "the strike was supported by the union rank and file"; "he rose from the ranks to become a colonel" ;

  • 5. (

    ) the body of members of an organization or group; "they polled their membership"; "they found dissension in their own ranks"; "he joined the ranks of the unemployed" ;

verb : RANKS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) take or have a position relative to others; "This painting ranks among the best in the Western World" ;

Adjective : RANKS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) very fertile; producing profuse growth; "rank earth" ;

  • 2. (

    ) very offensive in smell or taste; "a rank cigar" ;

  • 4. (

    ) complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers; "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; "rank jungle vegetation" ;


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