ranking Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “ranking” in the English Dictionary

"ranking" in British English

See all translations

rankingnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈræn.kɪŋ/
a ​rank or ​level, for ​example in a ​competition: Last ​year Wiseman ​rose from 266 to 35 in the ​tennisworld rankings. The city's ​housingcosts were enough to ​earn it a ranking of 66th ​nationally.

rankingadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈræn.kɪŋ/ US
being the ​officer of ​highestrankpresent at a ​particulartime: General Steinberger was the ranking ​officerpresent at the ​meeting.
(Definition of ranking from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ranking" in American English

See all translations

rankingadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈræŋ·kɪŋ/

ranking adjective [not gradable] (POSITION)

having the ​highestrank or ​standing in ​relation to ​others of the same ​kind: The Senator is the ranking ​Republican on the ​committee.
(Definition of ranking from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ranking" in Business English

See all translations


uk   /ˈrænkɪŋ/  us   /ræŋkɪŋ/
[C] the ​position or ​level something or someone has in a ​list that compares their ​importance, ​quality, ​success, etc.: Figures in ​bracketsindicate the ranking of the ​leadinghosteconomies on a ​per capita ​basis. The UK's ​actual ranking won't be known until a new Top 500 ​list is ​released.
[C] a ​list that compares the ​importance, ​quality, ​success, etc. of ​people or things of the same ​type: The ​company has ​dropped in the Franchise 500 ranking from No. 23 last ​year to No. 59.
[U] the ​action of deciding where someone or something should be in a ​list that compares things of the same ​type: The ranking ​system is ​based on a complicated ​formula with different ​items such as ​reputation or ​performancecarrying different ​weights.ranking as sth She referred to the bank's ranking by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the largest ​purchaser of green-power ​energycredits in the United ​States.

rankingadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈrænkɪŋ/  us   /ræŋkɪŋ/ US
having the ​highestposition of ​authority in an ​organization, at a ​meeting, etc.: He is the ranking ​member on several Senate ​subcommittees.
(Definition of ranking from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ranking”
in Chinese (Simplified) 排名, 名次, 地位…
in Chinese (Traditional) 排名, 名次, 地位…
What is the pronunciation of ranking?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“ranking” in British English

“ranking” in Business English

Word of the Day

be nothing short of

used to emphasize a situation, quality, or type of behaviour

Word of the Day

Coffee culture
Coffee culture
by Colin McIntosh,
November 24, 2015
In a study published recently and widely reported in the media, researchers from Harvard University School of Public Health found that people who drink a moderate amount of coffee per day are less likely to die from a range of diseases. Good news for coffee drinkers, who make up an ever-increasing proportion

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More