Translation of "rank" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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rank noun (POSITION)

C1 [ C or U ] a position in an organization, such as the army, showing the importance of the person having it

senior/high/junior/low rank 高/低級職位
He has just been promoted to the rank of captain. 他剛被提升為上尉。
Ministers of cabinet rank receive a higher salary than other ministers. 進入內閣的部長比其他部長的薪金高。
Having a large income is one of the advantages of rank (= high position). 職位級別高的好處之一就是收入高。

[ C or U ] a particular position, higher or lower than others

He's in the front/first rank of (= one of the best) international tennis players. 他是世界一流的網球運動員。
Consumer preferences were placed in rank order from 1 to 5. 顧客對產品的喜好程度從一到五劃分級別。
ranks [ plural ]

the members of a group or organization

Party ranks have swelled by nearly 300,000. 黨員人數已經增加了將近30萬人。
Marty has joined the ranks of the (= become) unemployed. 馬蒂也成了失業大軍中的一員。
The party leadership seems to be losing support in the ranks. 該黨的領導層好像在失去廣大黨員的支持。
rise from/through the ranks

to be moved up from a low level position in an organization to a higher one

He rose through the ranks to become a general. 他從普通士兵成長為一名將軍。
He joined the company in 2008 and has been rising through the ranks ever since. 他於1998年進入公司,從那以後步步高升。

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rank noun (ROW)

[ C ] a row, especially of people or things standing side by side

The front rank of the riot squad raised their shields. 前排的防暴隊員舉起了盾牌。
literary We could see nothing for miles but serried ranks (= many close rows) of fir trees. 數英里範圍內,映入眼簾的只有一排排密密叢叢的冷杉樹。

[ C ] a place where taxis wait for passengers

There were no taxis at the taxi/cab rank. 計程車候車站上沒有計程車。


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rank adjective (EXTREME)

[ before noun ] (especially of something bad) complete or extreme

It was rank stupidity to drive so fast on an icy road. 在結冰的路面上把車開得這樣快簡直是愚蠢透頂。
The horse that won the race was a rank outsider. 贏得比賽的那匹馬原來看上去根本沒希望獲勝。

rank adjective (GROWN)

used to describe plants that grow too fast or too thickly, or an area covered by these

The abandoned garden was rank with weeds. 荒廢的花園裡雜草叢生。

rank adjective (SMELL)

smelling strong and unpleasant

His clothes were rank with sweat. 他的衣服一股汗臭味。

rankverb [ I or T, usually + adv/prep ]

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C1 to have a position higher or lower than others, or to be considered to have such a position

A captain ranks (= has a position) above a lieutenant. 上尉的軍階比中尉高。
My entry was ranked third in the flower show. 在花展中,我送去參賽的花獲得了第三名。
She ranked the bottles in order of size along the shelf. 她把瓶子按大小順序擺放在架子上。
In my opinion, he ranks among the theatre's greatest actors. 我認為他是該劇團最優秀的演員之一。
2012 must rank as (= be) the most difficult year for Europe since the 30s. 她說從1848年以來,1989年一定可以算得上是歐洲發生變化最大的一年。

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(Translation of “rank” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)