Someone's rank is the position or grade that they have in an organization.
e.g. He eventually rose to the rank of captain...
e.g. The former head of counter-intelligence had been stripped of his rank and privileges.
Someone's rank is the social class, especially the high social class, that they belong to.
e.g. Each rank of the peerage was represented...
e.g. He must be treated as a hostage of high rank, not as a common prisoner.
If an official organization ranks someone or something 1st, 5th, or 50th, for example, they calculate that the person or thing has that position on a scale. You can also say that someone or something ranks 1st, 5th, or 50th, for example.
e.g. The report ranks the UK 20th out of 22 advanced nations...
e.g. He was at the time ranked 10th in the world and had a regular place in the Swedish Davis Cup team...
If you say that someone or something ranks high or low on a scale or if you rank them high or low, you are saying how good or important you think they are.
e.g. His prices rank high among those of other contemporary photographers...
e.g. Investors ranked South Korea high among Asian nations...
If you say that someone or something ranks with a group of famous people or things, you mean that they are extremely good and should be included in that group.
e.g. ...a performance of heroic calibre that must rank with the most memorable in international rugby...
e.g. As a novel, Nineteen Eighty-four hardly ranks with the greats.
The ranks of a group or organization are the people who belong to it.
e.g. There were some misgivings within the ranks of the media too...
e.g. The General Assembly welcomed five new members to its ranks.
The ranks are the ordinary members of an organization, especially of the armed forces.
e.g. Top military leaders say there have been reports of demoralization in the ranks...
e.g. Most store managers have worked their way up through the ranks.
A rank of people or things is a row of them.
e.g. Ranks of police in riot gear stood nervously by...
e.g. She continued to smile at the ranks of cameras on their doorstep.
A taxi rank is a place on a city street where taxis park when they are available for hire.
e.g. The man led the way to the taxi rank...
e.g. He walked towards the first taxi on the rank.
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You can use rank to emphasize a bad or undesirable quality that exists in an extreme form.
e.g. He called it 'rank hypocrisy' that the government was now promoting equal rights.
You can describe something as rank when it has a strong and unpleasant smell.
e.g. The kitchen was rank with the smell of drying uniforms.
e.g. ...the rank smell of unwashed clothes.
If you say that a member of a group or organization breaks ranks, you mean that they disobey the instructions of their group or organization.
e.g. 'Even the President's staunchest supporters have some issues where they simply must break ranks,' says Senator Lott...
e.g. Britain appears unlikely to break ranks with other members of the European Union.
If you say that the members of a group close ranks, you mean that they are supporting each other only because their group is being criticized.
e.g. Conservative MPs intend to put aside their differences over Europe and close ranks behind the Prime Minister...
e.g. Institutions tend to close ranks when a member has been accused of misconduct.
If you experience something, usually something bad, that other people have experienced, you can say that you have joined their ranks .
e.g. Last month, 370,000 Americans joined the ranks of the unemployed...
If one of the people in a competition is described as a rank outsider, they are considered to have very little chance of winning.
e.g. The rank outsiders, Cameroon, beat the defending champions, Argentina, by one goal to nil.
If you say that someone in authority pulls rank, you mean that they unfairly force other people to do what they want because of their higher rank or position.
e.g. The Captain pulled rank and made his sergeant row the entire way.
名词军衔; 阶层，等级; 次序，顺序; 行列
及物动词排列; 超过，高于; 把…分等级
不及物动词位于; 使成横排; 抱怨; 吹毛求疵，揭疮疤
形容词讨厌的; 极端的; 繁茂的; 恶臭的
1. Never use rank language.
1. This town ranks high among beauty spots.
2. The company commander ranked his soldiers in a column four deep.
1. The major general ranks at this camp.
1. He joined the ranks of the unemployed, too.
1. 矩阵的秩：- [ 转为繁体网页 ]在线性代数中,秩-零化度定理给出了一个线性变换或一个矩阵的秩(rank)和零化度 (nullity) 之间 ... 秩-零化度定理是抽象代数中的同态基本定理在线性空间上的表现形式. ...在线性代数中,
2. 层次：首先,职工对劳动关系的满意度通常取决于以下4个关键变量:工资奖金(wage)、持股数量(stock )、职位层次(rank)和工龄(workage ). 见方程(1).