- a position in the hierarchy of the armed forces；a position within the hierarchy of an organization or society
- give (someone or something) a rank or place within a grading system；have a specified rank or place within a grading system
verb: rank, 3rd person present: ranks, gerund or present participle: ranking, past tense: ranked, past participle: ranked
noun: rank, plural noun: ranks
- 1. a position in the hierarchy of the armed forces an army officer of fairly high rank he was promoted to the rank of Captain
- ▪ a position within the hierarchy of an organization or society only two cabinet members had held ministerial rank before 同義詞
- ▪ high social position persons of rank and breeding 同義詞
- ▪ a number specifying position in a numerically ordered series.
- 2. a single line of soldiers or police officers drawn up abreast they were drawn up outside their barracks in long ranks 同義詞
- ▪ a regular row or line of things or people conifer plantations growing in serried ranks
- ▪ each of the eight rows of eight squares running from side to side across a chessboard.
- 3. the people belonging to or constituting a group or class the ranks of the unemployed
- ▪ common soldiers as opposed to officers he was fined and reduced to the ranks
- 4. the value or the order of the largest nonzero determinant of a given matrix.
- ▪ an analogous quantity in other kinds of groups.
- 1. give (someone or something) a rank or place within a grading system she is ranked number four in the world rank them in order of preference 同義詞
- ▪ have a specified rank or place within a grading system he ranks with Newman as one of the outstanding English theologians 同義詞
- ▪ US take precedence over (someone) in respect of rank; outrank the Secretary of State ranks all the other members of the cabinet
- 2. arrange in a rank or ranks the tents were ranked in orderly rows 同義詞