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rank is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of rank in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… people really like to rank and quantify …”

meanings of rank


  1. The level of one's position in a class-based society.
  2. A row of people or things organized in a grid pattern, often soldiers.
  3. One's position in a list sorted by a shared property such as physical location, population, or quality.
  4. A level in a scientific taxonomy system.
  5. The size of any basis of a given matroid.
  6. In a pipe organ, a set of pipes of a certain quality for which each pipe corresponds to one key or pedal.
  7. A hierarchical level in an organization such as the military.
  8. A category of people, such as those who share an occupation or belong to an organisation.
  9. One of the eight horizontal lines of squares on a chessboard (i.e., those identified by a number).
  10. The dimensionality of an array (computing) or tensor.
  11. The maximal number of linearly independent columns (or rows) of a matrix.
  12. The maximum quantity of D-linearly independent elements of a module (over an integral domain D).


  1. Suffering from overgrowth or hypertrophy; plethoric.
  2. Complete, used as an intensifier (usually negative, referring to incompetence).
  3. Strong of its kind or in character; unmitigated; virulent; thorough; utter (used of negative things).
  4. Having a very strong and bad taste or odor.
  5. Gross, disgusting.
  6. Strong; powerful; capable of acting or being used with great effect; energetic; vigorous; headstrong.
  7. Strong in growth; growing with vigour or rapidity, hence, coarse or gross.
  8. Strong to the senses; offensive; noisome.
  9. Lustful; lascivious.
  10. Causing strong growth; producing luxuriantly; rich and fertile.


  1. To assign a suitable place in a class or order; to classify.
  2. To place abreast, or in a line.
  3. To have a ranking.
  4. To take rank of; to outrank.


  1. Quickly, eagerly, impetuously.

rank frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word rank occurs in english on average 9.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics rank can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that rank can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) people, society, and culture;

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