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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (superl.) Luxuriant in growth; of vigorous growth; exuberant; grown to immoderate height; as, rank grass; rank weeds.

2. (superl.) Raised to a high degree; violent; extreme; gross; utter; as, rank heresy.

3. (superl.) Causing vigorous growth; producing luxuriantly; very rich and fertile; as, rank land.

4. (superl.) Strong-scented; rancid; musty; as, oil of a rank smell; rank-smelling rue.

5. (superl.) Strong to the taste.

6. (superl.) Inflamed with venereal appetite.

7. (adv.) Rankly; stoutly; violently.

8. (n. & v.) A row or line; a range; an order; a tier; as, a rank of osiers.

9. (n. & v.) A line of soldiers ranged side by side; -- opposed to file. See 1st File, 1 (a).

10. (n. & v.) Grade of official standing, as in the army, navy, or nobility; as, the rank of general; the rank of admiral.

11. (n. & v.) An aggregate of individuals classed together; a permanent social class; an order; a division; as, ranks and orders of men; the highest and the lowest ranks of men, or of other intelligent beings.

12. (n. & v.) Degree of dignity, eminence, or excellence; position in civil or social life; station; degree; grade; as, a writer of the first rank; a lawyer of high rank.

13. (n. & v.) Elevated grade or standing; high degree; high social position; distinction; eminence; as, a man of rank.

14. (v. t.) To place abreast, or in a line.

15. (v. t.) To range in a particular class, order, or division; to class; also, to dispose methodically; to place in suitable classes or order; to classify.

16. (v. t.) To take rank of; to outrank.

17. (v. i.) To be ranged; to be set or disposed, as in a particular degree, class, order, or division.

18. (v. i.) To have a certain grade or degree of elevation in the orders of civil or military life; to have a certain degree of esteem or consideration; as, he ranks with the first class of poets; he ranks high in public estimation.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
RANK

rank:

(1) 'orach, used in Joel 2:7 of the advance of the locust army which marched in perfect order and in straight lines, none crossing the other's track.

(2) ma`arakhah, "battle array" (1 Chronicles 12:38 the King James Version; compare 1 Samuel 4:16; 1 Samuel 17:22, 48).

See ARMY.

Greek
5001. tagma -- that which has been arranged in order, spec. a ...
... a division, rank. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: tagma Phonetic Spelling:
(tag'-mah) Short Definition: rank, division Definition: rank, division ...
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1642. elattoo -- to make less (in rank or influence)
... to make less (in rank or influence). Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: elattoo
Phonetic Spelling: (el-at-to'-o) Short Definition: I make less, make inferior ...
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4960. sustoicheo -- to stand in the same rank, fig. correspond to
... 4959, 4960. sustoicheo. 4961 . to stand in the same rank, fig. ... Word Origin
from sun and stoicheo Definition to stand in the same rank, fig. ...
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5293. hupotasso -- to place or rank under, to subject, mid. to ...
... 5292, 5293. hupotasso. 5294 . to place or rank under, to subject, mid. ... Word
Origin from hupo and tasso Definition to place or rank under, to subject, mid. ...
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5010. taxis -- an arranging, order
... an arranging, order. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: taxis Phonetic
Spelling: (tax'-is) Short Definition: order, position, rank Definition: order ...
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2903. kratistos -- strongest, noblest
... Spelling: (krat'-is-tos) Short Definition: most excellent Definition: most excellent,
an official epithet, used in addressing a Roman of high rank, and in the ...
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5247. huperoche -- a projection, eminence
... authority, excellency. From huperecho; prominence, ie (figuratively) superiority
(in rank or character) -- authority, excellency. see GREEK huperecho. ...
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1715. emprosthen -- before, in front of (in place or time)
... Word Origin from en and pros Definition before, in front of (in place or time) NASB
Word Usage ahead (5), before (28), front (4), higher rank (2), presence (4 ...
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4748. stoicheo -- to be in rows, fig. to walk by rule
... From a derivative of steicho (to range in regular line); to march in (military)
rank (keep step), ie (figuratively) to conform to virtue and piety -- walk ...
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4291. proistemi -- early
... maintain, be over, rule. From pro and histemi; to stand before, ie (in rank) to
preside, or (by implication) to practise -- maintain, be over, rule. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4634. maarakah -- row, rank, battle line
... 4633, 4634. maarakah. 4635 . row, rank, battle line. Transliteration: maarakah
Phonetic Spelling: (mah-ar-aw-kaw') Short Definition: line. ...
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7713. sederah -- row, rank (of soldiers)
... 7712, 7713. sederah. 7714 . row, rank (of soldiers). Transliteration: sederah
Phonetic Spelling: (sed-ay-raw') Short Definition: ranks. ...
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4932. mishneh -- a double, copy, second
... Definition a double, copy, second NASB Word Usage copy (2), double (6), doubly
(1), fatlings (1), next (1), Second (3), second (16), second rank (1), twice (1 ...
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1277. bari -- fat
... fat fleshed fed, firm, plenteous, rank. From bara' (in the sense of barah); fatted
or plump -- fat ((fleshed), -ter), fed, firm, plenteous, rank. ...
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7992. shelishi -- third (an ordinal number)
... 1), three (1). third part, rank, time, three years old. Ordinal from shalowsh;
third; feminine a third (part); by extension, a third ...
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5737. adar -- to help
... 5736, 5737. adar. 5737a . to help. Transliteration: adar Phonetic Spelling:
(aw-dar') Short Definition: dig. dig, fail, keep rank, lack ...
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7762. shuwm -- garlic
... garlic From an unused root meaning to exhale; garlic (from its rank odor) --
garlic. 7761, 7762. shuwm. 7762a . Strong's Numbers.
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7223. rishon -- former, first, chief
... Or riishon {ree-shone'}; from ri'shah; first, in place, time or rank (as adjective
or noun) -- ancestor, (that were) before(-time), beginning, eldest, first ...
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7225. reshith -- beginning, chief
... From the same as ro'sh; the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically,
a firstfruit) -- beginning, chief(-est), first(-fruits, part, time), principal ...
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7227. rab -- much, many, great
... By contracted from rabab; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality) --
(in) abound(-undance, -ant, -antly), captain, elder, enough, exceedingly ...
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Library

The Ideal of Rank. January 20.
... The Ideal of Rank. January 20. With Christianity ... virtue. The words which denoted
Rank came to denote, likewise, high moral excellencies. The ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/daily thoughts /the ideal of rank january.htm

It is Sacrilege to Degrade a Bishop to the Rank of a Presbyter...
... Canon XXIX. It is sacrilege to degrade a bishop to the rank of a presbyter� ... He is
sacrilegious who degrades a bishop to the rank of a presbyter. ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xxix it is sacrilege.htm

Yet More Discrepancies Just Now the Sex of Bythus was an Object of ...
... Chapter XXXV."Yet More Discrepancies Just Now the Sex of Bythus Was an
Object of Dispute; Now His Rank Comes in Question. Absurd ...
/.../against the valentinians/chapter xxxv yet more discrepancies just.htm

There was a Certain Matron of High Rank who Already had ...
... Chap. XL. There was a certain matron of high rank who already had
grandchildren by more than� There was a certain matron of high ...
/.../lactantius/of the manner in which the persecutors died/chap xl there was a.htm

Against those who Say that it is not Right to Rank the Holy Spirit ...
... TOU AGIOU BAChILEIOU PERI TOU PNEUMATOCh BIBLION. Chapter X. Against those who say
that it is not right to rank the Holy Spirit with the Father and the Son. ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/chapter x against those who.htm

Against those who Maintain that the Spirit is in the Rank Neither ...
... Chapter XX. Against those who maintain that the Spirit is in the rank neither
of a servant nor of a master, but in that of the free. 51. ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/chapter xx against those who.htm

That in all Natures, of Every Kind and Rank, God is Glorified.
... Book XII. Chapter 5."That in All Natures, of Every Kind and Rank, God is
Glorified. All natures, then, inasmuch as they are, and ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/city of god/chapter 5 that in all natures.htm

If any Poor Cleric, no Matter what his Rank May Be, Shall Acquire ...
... Canon XXXII. (Greek xxxv.) If any poor cleric, no matter what his rank may be, shall
acquire any property, it shall be subject to the power of the bishop. ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xxxii greek xxxv if.htm

None of the Priesthood, nor Clerics of Lower Rank. ...
... The Canons of the Blessed and Holy Fathers Assembled at Antioch in Syria. Canon
XXX. None of the priesthood, nor clerics of lower rank.� ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xxx none of the.htm

Those who are Ordained for Money, Whether Bishops or of any Rank ...
... The Sixth Ecumenical Council. Canon XXII. Those who are ordained for money,
whether bishops or of any rank whatever� Those who ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xxii those who are.htm

Thesaurus
Rank (42 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (superl.) Luxuriant in growth; of vigorous growth;
exuberant; grown to immoderate height; as, rank grass; rank weeds. ...
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Degree (19 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) One of a series of progressive steps upward or downward, in quality, rank,
acquirement, and the like; a stage in progression; grade; gradation; as ...
/d/degree.htm - 16k

Range (9 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) To set in a row, or in rows; to place in a regular line or lines, or in
ranks; to dispose in the proper order; to rank; as, to range soldiers in line. ...
/r/range.htm - 13k

Order (809 Occurrences)
... 11. (n.) A number of things or persons arranged in a fixed or suitable place, or
relative position; a rank; a row; a grade; especially, a rank or class in ...
/o/order.htm - 48k

Quality (14 Occurrences)
... n.) The condition of being of such and such a sort as distinguished from others;
nature or character relatively considered, as of goods; character; sort; rank. ...
/q/quality.htm - 11k

Generation (150 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) A single step or stage in the succession of natural descent; a
rank or remove in genealogy. Hence: The body of those who ...
/g/generation.htm - 44k

Inferior (14 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (a.) Lower in place, rank, excellence, etc.; less
important or valuable; subordinate; underneath; beneath. ...
/i/inferior.htm - 11k

Rate (23 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) That which is established as a measure or criterion; degree; standard; rank;
proportion; ratio; as, a slow rate of movement; rate of interest is the ...
/r/rate.htm - 15k

Equal (70 Occurrences)
... 8. (n.) One not inferior or superior to another; one having the same or a similar
age, rank, station, office, talents, strength, or other quality or condition ...
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Dignity (14 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Elevation; grandeur. 3. (n.) Elevated rank; honorable station; high office,
political or ecclesiastical; degree of excellence; preferment; exaltation. ...
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Concordance
Rank (42 Occurrences)

Matthew 11:11
"I solemnly tell you that among all of woman born no greater has ever been raised up than John the Baptist; yet one who is of lower rank in the Kingdom of the Heavens is greater than he.
(WEY)

Matthew 22:16
So they sent to Him their disciples together with the Herodians; who said, "Teacher, we know that you are truthful and that you faithfully teach God's truth; and that no fear of man misleads you, for you are not biased by men's wealth or rank.
(WEY)

Luke 7:28
"I tell you that among all of women born there is not one greater than John. Yet one who is of lower rank in the Kingdom of God is greater than he.
(WEY)

Luke 19:12
So He said to them, "A man of noble family travelled to a distant country to obtain the rank of king, and to return.
(WEY)

John 1:15
John testified about him. He cried out, saying, "This was he of whom I said,'He who comes after me has surpassed me, for he was before me.'"
(See NAS RSV)

John 1:30
This is he of whom I said,'After me comes a man who is preferred before me, for he was before me.'
(See NAS RSV)

Acts 8:27
And having arisen, he went on, and lo, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch, a man of rank, of Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure, who had come to worship to Jerusalem;
(YLT)

Acts 13:50
But the Jews influenced the gentlewomen of rank who worshipped with them, and also the leading men in the city, and stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas and drove them out of the district.
(WEY)

Acts 17:4
Some of the people were won over, and attached themselves to Paul and Silas, including many God-fearing Greeks and not a few gentlewomen of high rank.
(WEY)

Acts 19:27
There is danger, therefore, not only that this our trade will become of no account, but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana will fall into utter disrepute, and that before long she will be actually deposed from her majestic rank--she who is now worshipped by the whole province of Asia; nay, by the whole world."
(WEY)

Acts 25:23
and took their seats in the Judgement Hall, attended by the Tribunes and the men of high rank in the city; and, at the command of Festus, Paul was brought in.
(WEY NIV)

Romans 13:1
Let every individual be obedient to those who rule over him; for no one is a ruler except by God's permission, and our present rulers have had their rank and power assigned to them by Him.
(WEY)

1 Corinthians 15:23
But each in his own rank: the first-fruits, Christ; then those that are the Christ's at his coming.
(DBY)

James 1:21
Therefore, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with humility the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
(See RSV)

Genesis 41:5
And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Genesis 41:7
And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Leviticus 24:6
and thou hast set them two ranks (six in the rank) on the pure table before Jehovah,
(Root in YLT)

Leviticus 24:7
You shall put pure frankincense on each row, that it may be to the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire to Yahweh.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Numbers 2:16
All that were numbered in the camp of Reuben were an hundred thousand and fifty and one thousand and four hundred and fifty, throughout their armies. And they shall set forth in the second rank.
(KJV WBS)

Numbers 2:24
All that were numbered of the camp of Ephraim were an hundred thousand and eight thousand and an hundred, throughout their armies. And they shall go forward in the third rank.
(KJV WBS)

1 Samuel 17:20
And David riseth early in the morning, and leaveth the flock to a keeper, and lifteth up, and goeth, as Jesse commanded him, and he cometh in to the path, and to the force which is going out unto the rank, and they have shouted for battle;
(YLT)

1 Samuel 17:21
And Israel and the Philistines put the battle in array, rank against rank.
(DBY YLT)

1 Samuel 17:22
And David left the things he was carrying in the hand of the keeper of the baggage, and ran into the ranks, and came and saluted his brethren.
(Root in DBY YLT RSV)

1 Samuel 17:48
And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and advanced to meet David, that David hasted, and ran towards the ranks to meet the Philistine.
(Root in DBY YLT)

1 Samuel 18:5
David went out wherever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war, and it was good in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul's servants.
(See NIV)

2 Kings 23:4
The king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the threshold, to bring forth out of the temple of Yahweh all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the Asherah, and for all the army of the sky, and he burned them outside of Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron, and carried the ashes of them to Bethel.
(See NIV)

2 Kings 25:18
The captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the threshold:
(See NIV)

1 Chronicles 11:21
Of the three, he was more honorable than the two, and was made their captain: howbeit he attained not to the first three.
(See JPS NAS)

1 Chronicles 12:38
All these men of war, that could keep rank, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king.
(KJV DBY WBS YLT NIV)

1 Chronicles 15:18
and with them their brethren of the second rank, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, the doorkeepers;
(DBY YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 17:17
And this hath been a small thing in thy sight, O God; and thou hast spoken of thy servant's house for a great while to come, and hast regarded me according to the rank of a man of high degree, Jehovah Elohim.
(DBY)

2 Chronicles 31:12
They brought in the offerings and the tithes and the dedicated things faithfully: and over them Conaniah the Levite was ruler, and Shimei his brother was second.
(See NIV)

Esther 10:3
For Mordecai the Jew was next to King Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted by the multitude of his brothers, seeking the good of his people, and speaking peace to all his descendants.
(See RSV NIV)

Job 22:8
But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; And the honorable man, he dwelt in it.
(See JPS DBY)

Psalms 62:9
Surely men of low degree are just a breath, and men of high degree are a lie. In the balances they will go up. They are together lighter than a breath.
(See NAS)

Proverbs 12:9
Better is he that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant, Than he that honoreth himself, and lacketh bread.
(See JPS)

Proverbs 30:27
The locusts have no king, yet they advance in ranks.
(Root in WEB NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 3:3
the captain of fifty, and the honorable man, and the counsellor, and the expert artificer, and the skilful enchanter.
(See JPS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 5:13
For this cause my people are taken away as prisoners into strange countries for need of knowledge: and their rulers are wasted for need of food, and their loud-voiced feasters are dry for need of water.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 9:15
The elder and the honorable man, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
(See JPS)

Jeremiah 52:24
The captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the threshold:
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 23:23
the Babylonians and all the Chaldeans, Pekod and Shoa and Koa, and all the Assyrians with them; desirable young men, governors and rulers all of them, princes and men of renown, all of them riding on horses.
(See NIV)

Subtopics

Rank

Related Terms

Degree (19 Occurrences)

Range (9 Occurrences)

Order (809 Occurrences)

Quality (14 Occurrences)

Generation (150 Occurrences)

Inferior (14 Occurrences)

Rate (23 Occurrences)

Equal (70 Occurrences)

Dignity (14 Occurrences)

Place (9195 Occurrences)

Advance (33 Occurrences)

Stand (542 Occurrences)

Succession (2 Occurrences)

Honor (240 Occurrences)

Captain (167 Occurrences)

Prince (160 Occurrences)

Bishop (4 Occurrences)

Province (66 Occurrences)

Noble (61 Occurrences)

Nobility (5 Occurrences)

Under (4325 Occurrences)

Jude (4 Occurrences)

Level (31 Occurrences)

Lower (72 Occurrences)

Lieutenant

Godhead (5 Occurrences)

Gentlewomen (3 Occurrences)

Worshipped (81 Occurrences)

Iconium (6 Occurrences)

Form (153 Occurrences)

Runneth (36 Occurrences)

Reckon (34 Occurrences)

Ensign (21 Occurrences)

Estate (40 Occurrences)

Eminence (2 Occurrences)

Degrade (1 Occurrence)

Daniel (74 Occurrences)

Marshal (2 Occurrences)

Minister (150 Occurrences)

Majesty (67 Occurrences)

Meadow (8 Occurrences)

Presence (527 Occurrences)

Purple (54 Occurrences)

Privation (3 Occurrences)

Balaam (62 Occurrences)

Bartacus

Brother (402 Occurrences)

Cupbearer (10 Occurrences)

Amasai (5 Occurrences)

Abase (7 Occurrences)

State (51 Occurrences)

Superior (18 Occurrences)

Subordinate (2 Occurrences)

Ranks (34 Occurrences)

Priesthood (30 Occurrences)

Army (401 Occurrences)

Caesar's (10 Occurrences)

Pontius (4 Occurrences)

Pilate (60 Occurrences)

Ministry (44 Occurrences)

Isaiah (64 Occurrences)

Governor (78 Occurrences)

Attitudes (1 Occurrence)

Job (60 Occurrences)

General (9 Occurrences)

Polygamy

Priest (500 Occurrences)

Proverbs (11 Occurrences)

Philippi (8 Occurrences)

Yield (78 Occurrences)

Queen (59 Occurrences)

Vice (2 Occurrences)

Zaphnathpaaneah (1 Occurrence)

Zephaniah (11 Occurrences)

Zaphnath-paaneah (1 Occurrence)

King (25505 Occurrences)

Kingdom (409 Occurrences)

Minor (2 Occurrences)

Nergalsharezer (2 Occurrences)

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