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Etymology 1

From Old English ranc

Adjective

rank (comparative ranker or more rank, superlative rankest or most rank)

Positive
rank

Comparative
ranker or more rank

Superlative
rankest or most rank

  1. Having a very strong and bad odor.
  2. Something which is disgusting.
  3. Complete, used as an intensifier.
    I am a rank amateur as a wordsmith.
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Etymology 2

From Old French

Noun

Singular
rank

Plural
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rank ({{{1}}})
  1. position of a person, place, thing, or idea in relation to others based on a shared property such as physical 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.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a level in a scientific taxonomy system
    Phylum is the taxonomic rank below kingdom and above class.
  4. (usually plural) The lines or rows of people in an organization
    He rose up through the ranks of the company from mailroom clerk to CEO.
  5. One of the horizontal lines of squares on a chessboard
  6. (music) In a pipe organ, a set of pipes of a certain quality for which each pipe corresponds to one key or pedal.
  7. (computing) The dimensionality of an array.
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Etymology 3

From the noun rank

Verb

Infinitive
to rank

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to rank (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to give a person, place, thing, or idea a rank
    Their defense is ranked third in the league
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