superl strong to the taste.
2. rank ·adv rankly; stoutly; violently.
3. rank ·vt to place abreast, or in a line.
4. rank ·superl inflamed with venereal appetite.
5. rank ·vt to take rank of; to outrank.
6. rank ·superl raised to a high degree; violent; extreme; gross; utter; as, rank heresy.
7. rank ·noun & ·v a row or line; a range; an order; a tier; as, a rank of osiers.
8. rank ·superl strong-scented; rancid; musty; as, oil of a rank smell; rank-smelling rue.
9. rank ·superl causing vigorous growth; producing luxuriantly; very rich and fertile; as, rank land.
10. rank ·vi to be ranged; to be set or disposed, as in a particular degree, class, order, or division.
11. rank ·noun & ·v a line of soldiers ranged side by side;
opposed to file. ·see 1st file, 1 (a).
12. rank ·superl luxuriant in growth; of vigorous growth; exuberant; grown to immoderate height; as, rank grass; rank weeds.
13. rank ·noun & ·v elevated grade or standing; high degree; high social position; distinction; eminence; as, a man of rank.
14. rank ·noun & ·v grade of official standing, as in the army, navy, or nobility; as, the rank of general; the rank of admiral.
15. rank ·noun & ·v degree of dignity, eminence, or excellence; position in civil or social life; station; degree; grade; as, a writer of the first rank; a lawyer of high rank.
xvi. rank ·vt to range in a particular class, order, or division; to class; also, to dispose methodically; to place in suitable classes or order; to classify.
xvii. rank ·noun & ·v an aggregate of individuals classed together; a permanent social class; an order; a division; as, ranks and orders of men; the highest and the lowest ranks of men, or of other intelligent beings.
xviii. rank ·vi to have a certain grade or degree of elevation in the orders of civil or military life; to have a certain degree of esteem or consideration; as, he ranks with the first class of poets; he ranks high in public estimation.