Translation of "rank" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun (POSITION) 地位 uk us /ræŋk/

[ 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 membership 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 1998 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。

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