Noun Definition


1.Definition: a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another

"The entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen"

Category: General

2.Definition: position in a social hierarchy

Category: General

3.Definition: relative status

"His salary was determined by his rank and seniority"

Category: General

4.Definition: the body of members of an organization or group

"They polled their membership", "They found dissension in their own ranks", "He joined the ranks of the unemployed"

Related Noun(s):membership

Category: General

5.Definition: the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army)

"The strike was supported by the union rank and file", "He rose from the ranks to become a colonel"

Category: General