Meaning of RANK in English

RANK

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a taxi rank British English , a taxi stand American English (= a place where taxis wait for customers )

There's a taxi rank just outside the hotel.

cab rank

high rank

a high rank in the US Navy

massed ranks/forces

I look around me at the massed ranks of reporters.

rank alongside (= be equal to )

Athletics should rank alongside soccer and cricket as a major sport.

rank and file

The rank and file of the party had lost confidence in the leadership.

rank outsider British English

Last year he was a rank outsider for the title.

serried ranks

the serried ranks of reporters waiting outside

swell the ranks/numbers of sth (= increase the number of people in a particular situation )

Large numbers of refugees have swollen the ranks of the unemployed.

taxi rank

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

high

The higher the eventual rank , the more likely was blame to be similarly apportioned.

In the highest rank , the brahmins were the priests, masters of spiritual matters.

He reached high rank and for bravery was made a Hero of the Soviet Union.

The Conqueror's bishops in Normandy included his half-brother, Odo of Bayeux, and several of high baronial rank .

By the fifteenth century the higher ranks of the nobility had taken over again.

There is nothing surprising in this continuing emphasis on noble birth and high social rank .

Now there is talk of recruiting blacks and Latinos, traditionally absent from the higher union ranks , to more prominent positions.

junior

Abdullah was the equivalent of a constable, the most junior career rank , almost on a par with conscripts.

A second round of ministerial changes, in the middle and junior ranks , will be announced tomorrow.

He signed for Palace on 8 March 1962 and progressed through the Junior ranks for a couple of seasons.

He could mature well after coming through the junior ranks .

low

Atkins was sent to the bar for drinks which would suggest that he had the lowest standing or rank .

Low-ranking females will have young of whatever gender leaves the troop in order not to saddle the young with low rank .

Such was the haste to build that the lower ranks of the Party were often not provided for properly.

The leader of the future will push responsibility and accountability down to the lowest ranks of the organization.

The 15 percent. was largely accounted for in the lower ranks .

They mistreat those in a lower rank , pressure us unnecessarily hinting that they will sue us or call on our superiors.

The lowest ranks of society showed the most striking and significant contrasts.

How far were they newly promoted from the lower social ranks ?

massed

For rural Britain faces the massed ranks of developers, poised for action with diggers and cranes.

While they slept, heavy clouds swirled over the valley in massed ranks and the snow began to fall.

middle

The critics argued that for the same money they could promote a lot more lecturers to the middle rank of Reader.

The most that I can claim or flatter myself with, is to be of the middle rank ....

A second round of ministerial changes, in the middle and junior ranks , will be announced tomorrow.

Much is explained by the growth of purchasing power and consuming propensities among the middle ranks of society.

The lower and even the middle ranks of the bureaucracy were to a considerable extent decentralized and independent of royal power.

republican

This effort to head off support for the more costly Democratic bill failed to prevent 13 Republican senators breaking ranks .

The Republican rank and file.&038;.

The 1980s idea, that cuts pay for themselves, still has fans in Republican ranks .

Dole denied any rift in Republican ranks as congressional leaders and Clinton prepared to resume their negotiations last night.

senior

Since his arrival, Sir Kit McMahon has shunned the clearing-bank careerists who traditionally peppered Midland's senior ranks .

Hundreds of people left immediately, especially from the combined group's senior ranks .

It is extremely important to keep the senior ranks .

He also said senior ranks would be employed on fixed term contracts, and their pay would be performance related.

That depended on the skill and expertise of those senior ranks .

The more senior ranks , such as sergeants, warrant officers, captains and majors, were all in post.

The more senior ranks are usually more settled.

It was achieved only because the senior ranks were there and able to provide the infrastructure and necessary training.

serried

Dexter stood at the back of the conference suite behind the video cameras and serried ranks of reporters.

There were occasions to admire the police enmasse as they marched in serried ranks to patriotic tunes from the Police Band.

At least a hundred thousand people surrounded the cathedral where the chiefs in all their finery were massed in serried ranks .

social

Empson's criticism bespeaks a man of some social rank , and in manner it is appropriately insouciant and grand.

The supervisors commented frequently about social rank and status.

How far were they newly promoted from the lower social ranks ?

In primates it seems to be based on social rank .

More subtly there is the unctuous sadism of money and of social rank .

Opportunities for influence and participation are thus not dependent on the social rank or size of such groups.

There is nothing surprising in this continuing emphasis on noble birth and high social rank .

There is also an exaggerated demarcation of social distance between ranks , and deferential behavior by subordinate ranks toward superiors.

top

I was enjoying running but was still not going to put in the time necessary to break into the top rank .

Yorkshire Television is apparently going into the new franchise with not a woman in its top rank .

■ NOUN

cab

A familiar figure got out of the bus and walked straight to the cab rank .

McCready waited ten minutes, strolled to the cab rank on Tunistrasse and hailed a cab for Bonn.

So I goes to the cab rank , and gets up on the box.

taxi

He scurried over to the taxi rank .

But the taxi rank outside the hotel had been full and idle and the target had been straight into a vehicle.

Bus information: Brighton 206666. Taxi ranks are situated at convenient locations in the town centre.

The front line is this taxi rank in the town centre.

■ VERB

break

As she approached, one of them broke ranks and went to stand over Edward, apparently addressing him.

Moderate Assembly Republicans broke ranks with conservative members to defeat a GOP-sponsored bill that would have returned corporal punishment to the classroom.

This effort to head off support for the more costly Democratic bill failed to prevent 13 Republican senators breaking ranks .

The party has broken ranks , with five of its nine presidential hopefuls calling for a review of the revisions.

I was enjoying running but was still not going to put in the time necessary to break into the top rank .

The older sisters played too, although one broke ranks to play volleyball in her junior college days.

Only then, in the shock of the open air at last, did we break ranks and go our separate ways.

But I broke ranks with him.

close

The Crevecoeurs had always closed ranks in times of crisis, hadn't they?

For a time, none the less, the Congregationalist clergy closed ranks around the Suspect Mayhew against the great enemy that Caner represented.

What happens in this situation has been well documented: Each group becomes more cohesive, as members close ranks .

She had done the unforgivable, and now we closed ranks against her.

We must close ranks with them because we talk the same language.

The Arab world is closing ranks against terror and everyone understands that this means terror against us.

The male mafia will close ranks and deem such a woman unstable, neurotic and quite unsuitable for responsibility.

Those who want to close ranks in this fashion will find themselves very lonely, however.

hold

But they don't hold any rank with the army unless the Khan chooses, and they command only their own guard.

Kimmel held four-star rank and Short wore three stars on the day of the attack.

He held the rank of Boy First Class, and his duty was to help sight Chester's forward s.sin gun.

She holds the same rank Schlesinger did when he joined the Marine Corps in 1930.

His father had held army rank and won a medal in the last war.

join

They accuse the authorities of intimidating others to stop them joining their ranks .

Rice noted that Brown is not the only former speaker of a state legislature to join the mayoral ranks .

The system co-opts others to join its ranks , and pays attention to some citizens very much more readily than others.

Dole now joins the ranks fo the unencumbered.

But after joining the Veteran ranks in August, Wheway has not disappointed his public.

Both Ari and Nathan looked sullen and had clearly joined ranks over something.

Both received top scores on their university examinations and joined the ranks of scholars.

pull

Vi had the situation under control but the chief could, and probably would, pull rank .

I do not enjoy pulling rank , but I do not tolerate unmanly gossip and back-biting.

In the end, Naughtie pulled rank , and took on the task himself.

He pulled rank and went to bed at half past eleven, leaving me on for the late-night drinks.

rise

He joined the company in 1989 and steadily rose through the ranks .

He rose up the executive ranks and was well rewarded.

At that time a new dance director had risen through the ranks .

An audible sigh of relief rose from the ranks of mainstream macroeconomists.

He had a powerful mind and he rose to the top rank of the legal profession.

For those with ability it is possible to rise through the ranks to senior maîtred'hôtel.

He rose rapidly through the ranks and by sixteen had reached the highest position in the gang hierarchy.

swell

But have the erstwhile long stay patients swelled the ranks of homeless people?

The ships rode at anchor, their crews merely swelling the ranks of the spectators.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

close ranks

He called for the Lebanese to close ranks behind his government.

President Nixon's staff were instructed to close ranks in response to the Watergate arrests.

The Republicans in Congress have closed ranks and refused to vote for the president's proposal.

When she applied for promotion, the male managers all closed ranks and made sure she didn't get it.

For a time, none the less, the Congregationalist clergy closed ranks around the Suspect Mayhew against the great enemy that Caner represented.

She had done the unforgivable, and now we closed ranks against her.

The Arab world is closing ranks against terror and everyone understands that this means terror against us.

The Crevecoeurs had always closed ranks in times of crisis, hadn't they?

The male mafia will close ranks and deem such a woman unstable, neurotic and quite unsuitable for responsibility.

Those who want to close ranks in this fashion will find themselves very lonely, however.

We must close ranks with them because we talk the same language.

What happens in this situation has been well documented: Each group becomes more cohesive, as members close ranks.

the rank and file

conflict between union leaders and the rank and file at an Alfa Romeo factory

rank-and-file members

The rank and file has lost confidence in the party leadership.

The policy will now have to be approved by the rank and file.

thin the ranks

Higher prices have thinned the ranks of prospective home owners.

But the sector suffered like chemicals and shipping from cyclical downturns in world demand which thinned the ranks.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Four of the boys in Boy Scout Troop 611 reached the rank of Eagle Scout.

Gang members wear clothes or decorations that show the member's rank .

He joined the Los Angeles police department and was eventually promoted to the rank of lieutenant.

She always wore rich fabrics and jewels, as befitted one of her rank .

State your name, rank , and serial number.

The position of Secretary of State holds Cabinet rank .

They were all standing in ranks next to each other.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Applying the usual procedure to obtain this in another frame we obtain so that transforms as a rank 2 tensor.

But we have not been able to attract them into the professorial ranks in anywhere near the percentage they are getting degrees.

He was obviously destined for the professional ranks and as I watched him I could see why.

Her rank , though high, did not meet the level protocol demanded of future empress.

If anything, the past few days demonstrated even more turmoil in Democratic ranks.

Now there is talk of recruiting blacks and Latinos, traditionally absent from the higher union ranks, to more prominent positions.

So I goes to the cab rank , and gets up on the box.

This hot work, however, had left the Confederate ranks badly fragmented.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

as

Though both had appeared in the press and are very slight pamphlets, they rank as first editions in book form.

first

Escondido west of Interstate 15 ranked first in price appreciation as well as sales activity.

M., ranked first with 5. 25.

Then, like now, he was ranked first after Police Commission interviews.

Georgetown was a top seed that finished the season ranked first .

At the time, they were ranked first , second, third, and fourth in the world.

high

All were selected by national coaches and all are currently ranked high up in the 16 and 14 and under categories.

Indiana ranked high as a preseason favorite, while Stanford went unnoticed in all three major polls.

He was a much-decorated officer who had risen to high rank before an honourable retirement.

highly

Personal development programmes and consultations with experts ranked highly in only one quarter of schools.

Statistics for 1995 will be published in February, and Dallas-based Southwest hopes to rank highly once again.

Every year some highly ranked team gets knocked off in the first round by some school that nobody thought stood a chance.

■ NOUN

bottom

On the list of parent-child battles, the media has always ranked near the bottom .

candidate

The city hired a consulting firm to rank the candidates on management and communication skills.

league

Scores are not ranked into a league table.

This season, he ranks fifth in the league in receiving yardage and has caught only five touchdown passes.

Darlington may be the eighty-eighth-ranked League club but believe they have much to offer.

official

The only heaters to be found were in the teachers' lounge and individual offices of deans and ranking officials .

state

Kassebaum wanted some sort of rating system that would rank the states by the general health status of their populations.

California ranks 41st among all states in the amount spent per pupil in kindergarten through high school.

The Panthers are 4-0 and ranked second in the state . 10.

top

The top stocks are ranked in Group 1 and the worst in Group 5.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the rank and file

conflict between union leaders and the rank and file at an Alfa Romeo factory

rank-and-file members

The rank and file has lost confidence in the party leadership.

The policy will now have to be approved by the rank and file.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Connell, a Canadian ranked 73rd in the world, won the third set.

Sandoz ranks as one of the 10 largest drug companies in the world.

She was beaten by someone who was ranked only 200th in the world.

The name Michael always ranks high on the list of the most popular boys' names.

The Rams have ranked near the bottom of the NFL for two seasons.

Volleyball Monthly ranked the team third in the nation.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But Aetna ranked only satisfactory, as did CareAmerica.

He ranks as one of the most gifted artists of all time.

Nevertheless, as the table shows, we rank among the safest countries in the world.

The following table shows some more recent Utopias, ranked according to date of publication.

The run-time application of syntactic information uses the transition matrices and the lexicon to rank the words in the lattice.

What factors correlate with people who rank structure highly?

III. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

outsider

So I went to Ladbrokes and picked two rank outsiders and put some money on them and left.

Last year he started as a rank outsider for the title.

Though ridden by Graham McCourt, then third in the jump jockeys' table, Norton's Coin was a rank outsider .

smell

The strange, rank smell was stronger than ever and after a few moments they all heard a heavy movement close by.

Everywhere was the rank smell of copra drying.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

rank cheese

rank hypocrisy

Her students range from rank beginners to professionals.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He also had a rank contempt for Desmond Morton.

Of course the rank darkness was different at sunrise or dusk.

The jute had an acrid smell that scooped up the rank aroma of moist earth as it leapt from the ground.

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