a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another; "the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen"
position in a social hierarchy; "the British are more aware of social status than Americans are"
relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
take or have a position relative to others; "This painting ranks among the best in the Western World"
take precedence or surpass others in rank
growing profusely; "rank jungle vegetation"
complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers; "absolute freedom"; "an absolute dimwit"; "a downright lie"; "out-and-out mayhem"; "an out-and-out lie"; "a rank outsider"; "many right-down vices"; "got the job thro