rank

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. lush, luxuriant, vigorous; coarse; malodorous, fetid, rancid, offensive; arrant, extreme, gross. — n. row, line; position, caste, quality; status, grade, standing, footing. See repute, badness, class, horizontal, continuity.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Having luxurious growth]
Syn. wild, dense, lush, vigorous, tall of growth, tropical, semitropical, overabundant, jungly, fertile, rich, productive, high-growing, fructiferous, coarse, overgrown, luxuriant, exuberant, profuse, prolific, lavish, excessive, rampant, extreme; see also green 2 , thick 1 .
Ant. sparse, thin*, barren.
2. [Having a foul odor]
Syn. smelly, fetid, putrid, stinking, rancid, disagreeable, smelling, offensive, sour, foul, fusty, noisome, noxious, stale, tainted, gamy, musty, strong, putrescent, rotten, moldy, high, ill-smelling, turned, nauseating, obnoxious, disgusting, reeking, mephitic, malodorous, ordurous, nasty, feculent, strong-smelling, graveolent.
Ant. fragrant, sweet*, fresh.
3. [Corrupt]
Syn. gross, coarse, indecent; see outrageous , wicked 1 .
4. [Utter]
Syn. complete, outright, flagrant; see absolute 1 .
n.
1. [A row]
Syn. column, file, series, string; see line 1 .
2. [Degree]
Syn. seniority, standing, station, authority, status, grade, class, order, level, sphere; see also degree 2 .
3. [Social eminence]
Syn. station, position, status, distinction, note, nobility, class, caste, privilege, standing, reputation, quality, situation, esteem, condition, state, place, place in society, circumstance, footing, grade, blood, family, pedigree, ancestry, stock, parentage, birth.
pull rank on*,
Syn. take advantage of, exploit, abuse subordinates; see abuse 1 , command 1 , 2 .
v.
1. [To arrange in a row or rows]
Syn. array, put in line, line up, place in formation; see line 4 , order 3 .
2. [To evaluate comparatively]
Syn. rate, grade, sort, order, arrange, dispose, place, put, regard, judge, assign, classify, give precedence to, fix, establish, settle, estimate, value, valuate, list, prioritize; see also classify .
3. [To possess relative evaluation]
Syn. be worth, stand, have a place, head, go ahead of, go before, be anterior to, come first, forerun, antecede, have supremacy over, have the advantage of, precede, outrank, take the lead, take precedence, belong, count among, be classed, stand in relationship.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
v.
classify, align, group, station, grade, arrange, order, rate, position, sort.
II
a.
1. offensive stinking, strong, rancid, foul, bad, fetid, reeking, nauseating, revolting, rotten.
2. luxuriant luxurious, lush, rich, vigorous, overgrown, flourishing, dense, proliferating, coarse.
ANT.: 1. sweet-smelling, sweet-tasting, mild, pleasant, fresh. 2. sparse, barren
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To assign to a class or classes: categorize, class, classify, distribute, grade, group, pigeonhole, place, range, rate1. See GROUP, VALUE.
V
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Positioning of one individual vis-à-vis others: footing, place, position, situation, standing, station, status. See PLACE. 2. A division of persons or things by quality, rank, or grade: bracket, class, grade, league, order, tier. See GROUP, VALUE. 3. A group of people or things arranged in a row: column, file, line, queue, row1, string, tier. See GROUP.
VI
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Growing profusely: dense, heavy, lush1, luxuriant, profuse, thick. See BIG. 2. Smelling of mildew or decay: frowzy, fusty, moldy, musty, putrid, rancid, rotten. See SMELLS. 3. Conspicuously bad or offensive: arrant, capital, egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross. See GOOD.

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