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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rank  \Rank\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ranked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  place  abreast,  or  in  a  line 
  2.  To  range  in  a  particular  class,  order  or  division;  to 
  class;  also  to  dispose  methodically;  to  place  in  suitable 
  classes  or  order  to  classify. 
  Ranking  all  things  under  general  and  special  heads. 
  --I.  Watts. 
  Poets  were  ranked  in  the  class  of  philosophers. 
  Heresy  is  ranked  with  idolatry  and  witchcraft.  --Dr. 
  H.  More 
  3.  To  take  rank  of  to  outrank.  [U.S.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rank  \Rank\,  a.  [Compar.  {Ranker};  superl.  {Rankest}.]  [AS.  ranc 
  strong,  proud;  cf  D.  rank  slender,  Dan.  rank  upright,  erect, 
  Prov.  G.  rank  slender,  Icel.  rakkr  slender,  bold.  The  meaning 
  seems  to  have  been  influenced  by  L.  rancidus  E.  rancid.] 
  1.  Luxuriant  in  growth;  of  vigorous  growth;  exuberant;  grown 
  to  immoderate  height;  as  rank  grass;  rank  weeds. 
  And  behold,  seven  ears  of  corn  came  up  upon  one 
  stalk,  rank  and  good.  --Gen.  xli.  5. 
  2.  Raised  to  a  high  degree;  violent;  extreme;  gross;  utter; 
  as  rank  heresy.  ``Rank  nonsense.''  --Hare.  ``I  do  forgive 
  thy  rankest  fault.''  --Shak. 
  3.  Causing  vigorous  growth;  producing  luxuriantly;  very  rich 
  and  fertile;  as  rank  land.  --Mortimer. 
  4.  Strong-scented;  rancid;  musty;  as  oil  of  a  rank  smell; 
  rank-smelling  rue.  --Spenser. 
  5.  Strong  to  the  taste.  ``Divers  sea  fowls  taste  rank  of  the 
  fish  on  which  they  feed.''  --Boyle. 
  6.  Inflamed  with  venereal  appetite.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  {Rank  modus}  (Law),  an  excessive  and  unreasonable  modus.  See 
  {Modus},  3. 
  {To  set}  (the  iron  of  a  plane,  etc.)  {rank},  to  set  so  as  to 
  take  off  a  thick  shaving.  --Moxon. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rank  \Rank\,  adv 
  Rankly;  stoutly;  violently.  [Obs.] 
  That  rides  so  rank  and  bends  his  lance  so  fell. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rank  \Rank\,  n.  [OE.  renk,  reng,  OF  renc,  F.  rang,  fr  OHG. 
  hring  a  circle,  a  circular  row,  G.  ring.  See  {Ring},  and  cf 
  {Range},  n.  &  v.] 
  1.  A  row  or  line  a  range;  an  order  a  tier;  as  a  rank  of 
  Many  a  mountain  nigh  Rising  in  lofty  ranks,  and 
  loftier  still  --Byron. 
  2.  (Mil.)  A  line  of  soldiers  ranged  side  by  side  --  opposed 
  to  file.  See  1st  {File},  1 
  a  . 
  Fierce,  fiery  warriors  fought  upon  the  clouds, 
  In  ranks  and  squadrons  and  right  form  of  war. 
  3.  Grade  of  official  standing,  as  in  the  army,  navy,  or 
  nobility;  as  the  rank  of  general;  the  rank  of  admiral. 
  4.  An  aggregate  of  individuals  classed  together;  a  permanent 
  social  class;  an  order  a  division;  as  ranks  and  orders 
  of  men;  the  highest  and  the  lowest  ranks  of  men,  or  of 
  other  intelligent  beings. 
  5.  Degree  of  dignity,  eminence,  or  excellence;  position  in 
  civil  or  social  life;  station;  degree;  grade;  as  a  writer 
  of  the  first  rank;  a  lawyer  of  high  rank. 
  These  all  are  virtues  of  a  meaner  rank.  --Addison. 
  6.  Elevated  grade  or  standing;  high  degree;  high  social 
  position;  distinction;  eminence;  as  a  man  of  rank. 
  {Rank  and  file}. 
  a  (Mil.)  The  whole  body  of  common  soldiers,  including 
  also  corporals.  In  a  more  extended  sense  it  includes 
  sergeants  also  excepting  the  noncommissioned  staff. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rank  \Rank\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  ranged;  to  be  set  or  disposed,  an  in  a  particular 
  degree,  class,  order  or  division. 
  Let  that  one  article  rank  with  the  rest.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  have  a  certain  grade  or  degree  of  elevation  in  the 
  orders  of  civil  or  military  life;  to  have  a  certain  degree 
  of  esteem  or  consideration;  as  he  ranks  with  the  first 
  class  of  poets;  he  ranks  high  in  public  estimation. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [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}] 
  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 
  soldiers  excluding  the  officers  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}] 
  4:  position  in  a  social  hierarchy;  "the  British  are  more  aware 
  of  social  status  than  Americans  are"  [syn:  {social  station}, 
  {social  status},  {social  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: 
  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?"  [syn:  {rate},  {range},  {order},  {grade},  {place}] 
  3:  take  precedence  or  surpass  others  in  rank  [syn:  {outrank}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  RANK,  n.  Relative  elevation  in  the  scale  of  human  worth. 
  He  held  at  court  a  rank  so  high 
  That  other  noblemen  asked  why. 
  "Because,"  'twas  answered,  "others  lack 
  His  skill  to  scratch  the  royal  back." 
  Aramis  Jukes 

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