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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  of  the  highest  rank;  used  of  persons;  "the  commanding 
  officer"  [syn:  {commanding},  {top-level},  {top-ranking}] 
  2:  having  a  higher  rank;  "superior  officer"  [syn:  {ranking(a)}, 
  {superior},  {higher-ranking}] 
  n  :  position  on  a  scale  in  relation  to  others  in  a  sport 

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