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[n] the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army); "the strike was supported by the union rank and file"; "he rose from the ranks to become a colonel"
[n] the body of members of an organization or group; "they polled their membership"; "they found dissension in their own ranks"; "he joined the ranks of the unemployed"
[n] a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another; "the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen"
[n] position in a social hierarchy; "the British are more aware of social status than Americans are"
[n] relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
[adj] growing profusely; "rank jungle vegetation"
[adj] conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible; "a crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross injustice"; "rank treachery"
[adj] very fertile; producing profuse growth; "rank earth"
[adj] very offensive in smell or taste; "a rank cigar"
[v] assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
[v] take or have a position relative to others; "This painting ranks among the best in the Western World"
[v] take precedence or surpass others in rank

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