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rank

noun [C/U]  /ræŋk/ us  

rank noun [C/U] (POSITION)

a position in relation to others higher or lower, showing the importance or authority of the person having it: [C] You get more privileges if you have a higher rank. [U] He rose quickly in rank.
rankings
plural noun  /ˈræŋ·kɪŋz/ us  
She has been near the top of the 800-meter rankings for the past 13 years.

rank

adjective  /ræŋk/ us  

rank adjective (SMELLY)

smelling very unpleasant: a rank odor
Translations of “rank”
in Korean 계급, 계층…
in Arabic رُتْبة, مَنْزِلة…
in French rang, rang(ée), file…
in Turkish rütbe, mevkî, makam…
in Italian grado, rango…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地位, 職位, 官階…
in Russian звание, чин, положение…
in Polish ranga, stopień…
in Spanish rango, graduación, fila…
in Portuguese posto…
in German der Rang, die Reihe, die Klasse…
in Catalan rang…
in Japanese 地位, 階級…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地位, 职位, 官阶…
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