n. 25B6; noun
he was elevated to ministerial rank : POSITION, level, grade, echelon; class, status, standing; dated station. See list.
a family of rank : HIGH STANDING, blue blood, high birth, nobility, aristocracy; eminence, distinction, prestige; prominence, influence, consequence, power.
a rank of riflemen : ROW, line, file, column, string, train, procession.
the plant is ranked as endangered : CLASSIFY, class, categorize, rate, grade, bracket, group, pigeonhole, designate; catalogue, file, list.
he ranked below the others : HAVE A RANK, be graded, have a status, be classed, be classified, be categorized; belong.
tulips ranked like guardsmen : LINE UP, align, order, arrange, dispose, set out, array, range.
25A0; the rank and file
the officers and the rank and file : OTHER RANKS, soldiers, NCOs, lower ranks; men, troops.
a speech appealing to the rank and file : THE (COMMON) PEOPLE, the proletariat, the masses, the populace, the commonality, the commonalty, the third estate, the plebeians; the hoi polloi, the rabble, the riff-raff, the great unwashed; informal the proles, the plebs.