Complete Definition of "rank"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|ræÅčk
audio|en-us-rank.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-æÅčk|-æÅčk

Etymology 1
Old English ranc

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Having a very strong and bad odor.
  2. Something which is disgusting.

Translations
trans-top|Having a very strong and bad odor
Finnish: löyhkäävä, lemuava
German: stinkend
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Scottish Gaelic: breun
Swedish: stank
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trans-top|Highly offensive; disgusting
German: ekelhaft
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Scottish Gaelic: breun
Swedish: vämjelig
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Etymology 2
From Old French

Noun
en-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

#: Based on your test scores, you have a rank of 23.

  1. a level in an organization such as the military

#: Private First Class (PFC) is the lowest rank in the Marines.

  1. context|taxonomy a level in a scientific taxonomy system

#: Phylum is the taxonomic rank below kingdom and above class.

  1. (usu. pl) The lines or rows of people in an organization

#: He rose up through the ranks of the company from mailroom clerk to CEO.

  1. One of the horizontal lines of squares on a chessboard
  2. music In a pipe organ, a set of pipes of a certain quality for which each pipe corresponds to one key or pedal.

Translations
trans-top|position of a person, place, thing, or idea in relation to others based on a shared property such as physical location, population, or quality
Finnish: sija, sijoitus, asema, rankkaus (sports only), taso
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Swedish: klass, placering
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trans-top|a level in an organization such as the military
Dutch: rang
Finnish: arvo, sotilasarvo
German: Dienstgrad m
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Swedish: grad
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trans-top|The lines or rows of people in an organization
German: Reihe
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trans-top|One of the horizontal lines of squares on a chessboard
German: Reihe
trans-mid
Swedish: rad
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trans-top|In a pipe organ, a set of pipes of a certain quality for which each pipe corresponds to one key or pedal
Swedish: verk
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|German: Platz m

Etymology 3
From the noun rank

Verb
en-verb

  1. to give a person, place, thing, or idea a rank

#: Their defense is ranked third in the league

Translations
trans-top|to give a person, place, thing, or idea a rank
Finnish: sijoittaa, sijoittua, rankata (sports only)
German: an einer Stelle stehen
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Swedish: gradera, klassificera, klassa, placera
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