1. a position, especially an official one, within a social organization, especially the armed forces.
2. high social or other standing; status
3. a line or row of people or things
4. the position of an item in any ordering or sequence
5. (Brit.) a place where taxis wait to be hired
6. a line of soldiers drawn up abreast of each other
7. any of the eight horizontal rows of squares on a chessboard
8. (in systemic grammar) one of the units of description of which a grammar is composed. Ranks of English grammar are sentence, clause, group, word, and morpheme
9. music . a set of organ pipes controlled by the same stop
10. maths . (of a matrix) the largest number of linearly independent rows or columns; the number of rows (or columns) of the non-zero determinant of greatest order that can be extracted from the matrix
14. (trans.) to arrange (people or things) in rows or lines; range
15. to accord or be accorded a specific position in an organization, society, or group
16. (trans.) to array (a set of objects) as a sequence, esp in terms of the natural arithmetic ordering of some measure of the elements.
17. (intr.) to be important; rate.
18. (chiefly US) to take precedence or surpass in rank.
1. showing vigorous and profuse growth.
2. highly offensive or disagreeable, especially in smell or taste
3. (prenominal) complete or absolute; utter.
4. coarse or vulgar; gross.
Waiting at the rank
For something to happen
But only rain did