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Meaning of rank

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: very fertile; producing profuse growth; "rank earth"
      2: very offensive in smell or taste; "a rank cigar"
      3: conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible; "a
         crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of
         human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross
         injustice"; "rank treachery" [syn: {crying(a)}, {egregious},
         {flagrant}, {glaring}, {gross}, {rank}]
      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" [syn: {absolute}, {downright}, {out-and-out(a)},
         {rank(a)}, {right-down}, {sheer(a)}]
      5: growing profusely; "rank jungle vegetation"
      n 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
      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"
         [syn: {rank and file}, {rank}]
      4: position in a social hierarchy; "the British are more aware
         of social status than Americans are" [syn: {social station},
         {social status}, {social rank}, {rank}]
      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" [syn:
         {membership}, {rank}]
      v 1: take or have a position relative to others; "This painting
           ranks among the best in the Western World"
      2: assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these
         students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food
         guide" [syn: {rate}, {rank}, {range}, {order}, {grade},
      3: take precedence or surpass others in rank [syn: {rank},

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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