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rank
  • noun
    A position in the hierarchy of the armed forces. (an army officer of high rank)
    A single line of soldiers or police officers drawn up abreast. (they were drawn up outside their barracks in long ranks)
    The people belonging to or constituting a group or class. (the ranks of Britain's unemployed)
    The value or the order of the largest non-zero determinant of a given matrix.
    verb
    Give (someone or something) a rank or place within a grading system. (students ranked the samples in order of preference)
    Arrange in a row or rows. (the tents were ranked in orderly rows)
  • adjective
    (of vegetation) growing too thickly and coarsely. (clumps of rank grass)
    Having a foul or offensive smell. (breathing rank air)
    (especially of something bad or deficient) complete and utter (used for emphasis) (rank stupidity)

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