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pronunciation:
raengk
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the relative position of one person or group of persons to another in a hierarchy or society.
synonyms:
position, status
similar words:
caste, degree, echelon, level, place, range, sphere
definition 2: an office or position, as in an organization.
synonyms:
position
similar words:
echelon
definition 3: a row, line, or range of persons or things.
a rank of taxis
synonyms:
file, line, row
definition 4: relative position or station.
a worker of the lowest rank
 
synonyms:
position, station, status
similar words:
degree, echelon, grade, league, sphere, standing
definition 5: (pl.) the persons who make up an organization, esp. the military, except for the officers or those in high administrative positions.
The new leaders were chosen from the ranks.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ranked, ranking, ranks
definition 1: to place in order; classify.
synonyms:
classify, grade, order, organize
similar words:
align, arrange, categorize, class, coordinate, graduate, group, methodize, place, range, rate, type
definition 2: to put in a row or rows.
synonyms:
line up
similar words:
align, queue, row
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to maintain a particular rank or position.
She ranks last in the standings.
similar words:
be, grade, place, remain, sit
definition 2: to stand in or form ranks.
synonyms:
line up
similar words:
defile, file, line, muster, queue, range
definition 3: to have one of the highest ranks or be in great esteem.
She really ranks in this school.
similar words:
succeed
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