rank

1. adjective /ræŋk/
a) Having a very strong and bad odor.

Your gym clothes are rank, bro’ – when d’you last wash ’em?

b) Gross, disgusting.

I am a rank amateur as a wordsmith.

2. noun /ræŋk/
a) position of a person, place, thing, or idea in relation to others based on a shared property such as physical location, population, or quality

Based on your test scores, you have a rank of 23.

b) a level in an organization such as the military

Private First Class (PFC) is the lowest rank in the Marines.

3. verb /ræŋk/
to give a person, place, thing, or idea a rank

Their defense ranked third in the league.


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