rank

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
rank

Plural
ranks

  1. The position of a person, place, thing, or idea in relation to others based on a shared property such as location, population, or quality.
    Based on your test scores, you have a rank of 23.
  2. A level in an organization such as the military.
    Private First Class (PFC) is the lowest rank in the Marines.

Verb[change]

Plain form
rank

Third-person singular
ranks

Past tense
ranked

Past participle
ranked

Present participle
ranking

  1. To give a rank to a person, place, thing or idea.
    Please rank the following fruits from your favorite to your least favorite: pear, apple, watermelon, apple, orange.

Adjective[change]

Positive
rank

Comparative
more rank

Superlative
most rank

  1. Something that is rank has a very strong, bad smell.
  2. Something that is rank is gross or disgusting.