English Vietnamese dictionary
- danh từ
- hàng, dãy
- hàng ngũ, đội ngũ
- to fall into rank: đứng thành hàng ngũ
- to close the ranks: dồn hàng lại, siết chặt hàng ngũ
- to break rank: giải tán hàng ngũ
- the ranks; the rank and file: (quân sự) các chiến sĩ, lính thường (đối lại với sĩ quan); những đảng viên thường (của một đảng); dân thường
- to rise from the ranks: (quân sự) từ lính thường trở thành sĩ quan; từ dân thường bước lên địa vị cao sang
- hạng, loại
- a poet of the highest rank: một nhà thơ vào loại lớn nhất
- to take rank with: cùng loại với
- địa vị xã hội; địa vị cao sang; tầng lớp
- people of all ranks and classes: những người thuộc mọi tầng lớp và giai cấp
- a man of high rank: người có địa vị cao sang trong xã hội
- person of rank: quý tộc
- rank and fashion: tầng lớp trên, tầng lớp quý tộc
- cấp, bậc
- to be promoted to the rank of captain: được thăng cấp đại uý
- ngoại động từ
- sắp xếp (bộ đội) thành hàng ngũ
- xếp (ai) vào loại, xếp (ai) vào hàng
- to rank someone among the great writers: xếp ai vào hàng các nhà văn lớn
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) ở cấp cao hơn (ai)
- nội động từ
- được xếp vào loại, đứng vào hàng, có địa vị
- to rank among the best: được xếp vào loại khá nhất
- to rank above someone: có địa vị trên ai
- to rank first in production of coal: đứng hàng đầu về sản xuất than
- (quân sự) (+ ogg, past) diễu hành
- được xếp vào loại, đứng vào hàng, có địa vị
- tính từ
- rậm rạp, sum sê
- rank vegetation: cây cối rậm rạp
- nhiều cỏ dại, có thể sinh nhiều cỏ dại
- land too rank to grow corn: đất nhiều cỏ dại quá không trồng lúa được
- ôi khét
- rank butter: bơ ôi khét
- thô bỉ, tục tĩu; ghê tởm
- hết sức, vô cùng, quá chừng, trắng trợn, rõ rành rành, không lầm vào đâu được
- a rank lie: lời nói dối trắng trợn
- a rank duffer: người ngốc vô cùng
- a rank poison: thuốc rất độc
- rậm rạp, sum sê
Advanced English dictionary
noun, verb, adjective
position in organization / army, etc.
1 [U, C] the position, especially a high position, that sb has in a particular organization, society, etc: She was not used to mixing with people of high social rank. + He rose through the ranks to become managing director. + Within months she was elevated to ministerial rank. + Promotion will mean that I'm immediately above him in rank.
See also -
2 [C, U] the position that sb has in the army, navy, police, etc: He was soon promoted to the rank of captain. + officers of junior / senior rank + a campaign to attract more women into the military ranks + officers, and other ranks (= people who are not officers) + The colonel was stripped of his rank (= lost his position as colonel).
3 (the ranks) [pl.] the position of ordinary soldiers rather than officers: He served in the ranks for most of the war. + He rose from the ranks (= from being an ordinary soldier) to become a warrant officer.
4 [sing.] the degree to which sb/sth is of high quality: a painter of the first rank + Britain is no longer in the front rank of world powers. + The findings are arranged in rank order according to performance.
members of group
5 (the ranks) [pl.] the members of a particular group or organization: We have a number of international players in our ranks. + At 50, he was forced to join the ranks of the unemployed. + There were serious divisions within the party's own ranks.
line / row
6 [C] a line or row of soldiers, police, etc. standing next to each other: They watched as ranks of marching infantry passed the window. + They fired at random into the enemy ranks.
7 [C] a line or row of people or things: massed ranks of spectators + The trees grew in serried ranks (= very closely together).
See also -
Idioms: break ranks
1 (of soldiers, police, etc.) to fail to remain in line
2 (of the members of a group) to refuse to support a group or an organization of which they are members: Large numbers of MPs felt compelled to break ranks over the issue.
more at CLOSE v., PULL v.
+ verb (not used in the progressive tenses)
1 ~ (sb) (as sth) to give sb/sth a particular position on a scale according to quality, importance, success, etc.; to have a position of this kind: [VN] The tasks have been ranked in order of difficulty. + She is currently the highest ranked player in the world. + top-ranked players + Voters regularly rank education as being more important than defence. + [VN-ADJ] Last year, he was ranked second in his age group. + [V-ADJ] At the height of her career she ranked second in the world. + [VN-N] The university is ranked number one in the country for engineering. + [V] [often +adv./prep.] The restaurant ranks among the finest in town. + It certainly doesn't rank as his greatest win. + This must rank with (= be as good as) one of the greatest movies ever made. + Health and education rank highly with voters. + [V] (AmE) You just don't rank (= you're not good enough).
put in line / row
2 [VN] [usually passive] to arrange objects in a line or row
1 having a strong unpleasant smell: The house was full of the rank smell of urine.
2 [only before noun] used to emphasize a particular quality, state, etc: an example of rank stupidity + The winning horse was a rank outsider.
3 (of plants, etc.) growing too thickly: an area overgrown with rank grass and nettles
1 status, standing, position, place, level, stratum, class, caste, circumstances, echelon, grade:
It is virtually impossible to determine rank simply by looking at a person.
2 weight, authority, power, superiority, seniority, ascendancy, priority, influence, eminence:
Caldwell uses the privilege of rank to cover up some of his more questionable transactions.
3 nobility, title, high birth, aristocracy, dignity, prestige, (blue) blood; peerage:
Gentlemen of rank should behave with honour, my boy.
4 line, row, column, queue, series, formation; sequence:
We gazed on the serried ranks of warriors, golden shields glistening in the sun
5 ranks. soldiers, workers, staff, employees:
Smithers rose from the ranks to become chief executive officer.
6 grade, rate, classify, class, categorize; dispose, organize, order, sort, assort, arrange, array, align, range, graduate:
He was ranked among the best in the school. The applicants are ranked according to their test scores
7 rate, count, stand, have standing or value or prestige, be important or distinguished:
To Janet, character ranks far above wealth. Phil is so mean that Scrooge would rank high on a list of charitable men in comparison with him.
1 lush, luxuriant, abundant, flourishing, profuse, prolific, dense, superabundant, exuberant, fertile, productive, fructuous:
The expedition could hardly make its way through the rank undergrowth of th jungle
2 corrupt, foul, low, base, gross; downright, utter, sheer, absolute, complete, out-and-out, blatant, flagrant, unalloyed, unmitigated, undiluted:
I cannot understand the rank treachery of the man after all that we have done for him. I ventured my opinion, even though a rank outsider
3 offensive, loathsome, disgusting, gross, foul, corrupt, indecent, shocking, immodest, indecorous, shameless, risqué, lurid, off colour, outrageous, blue, nasty, vulgar, vile, dirty, filthy, smutty, scatological, pornographic, obscene:
Those bigots always resort to the rank vocabulary of malice and hate. In a secret cupboard was a collection of the rankest literature
4 offensive, loathsome, disgusting, gross, foul, foul-smelling, smelly, rancid, noisome, stinking, reeky, reeking, mephitic, miasmic or miasmal or miasmatic(al), fetid or foetid, noxious, rotten, putrid, musty, stale, disagreeable, strong, pungent:
The rank stench from the open sewers pervades the air in those pockets of poverty.
1 level of importance
high, senior, superior, upper | middle | inferior, junior, low
the lowest ranks of the aristocracy
| first, second
He is in the first rank of university teachers.
| social | Cabinet, ministerial
a government minister of Cabinet rank
VERB + RANK
achieve, attain, be promoted to, get to, reach, rise to
She joined the navy, where she rose to the rank of captain.
| have, hold
He held officer rank in the air force for many years.
| be stripped of
He was stripped of his rank by a military court.
above a/the ~
He never rose above the rank of lieutenant.
| below a/the ~
police officers below the rank of sergeant
| in ~
He is higher in rank than I am.
| ~ in
all ranks in society
| ~ of
She reached the rank of captain.
of high/low, etc. rank
officers of senior rank
2 group/line of things/people
front, rear | massed, serried
the serried ranks of hotel staff
along a/the ~
The president moved slowly along the ranks of men.
| in a/the ~
standing in the second rank The soldiers marched in three ranks of ten.
(= to leave a line of soldiers, police, etc.)The police broke ranks and started hitting people with their batons.
| rank on/upon rank (of sth)
Rank upon rank of caravans filled the field.
3 (also the ranks) ordinary members of a large group
VERB + RANK
be admitted into/to, enter, join, swell
Each month thousands more swell the ranks of the unemployed.
| serve in
They had served in the ranks of the Sultan's army.
| come up from/through, rise from/through
He came up through the ranks to become a general.
among/within the ~s of
There is much disaffection among the ranks of the party.
| beyond/outside the ~s
The group has little influence over those outside its own ranks.
| in the ~s
There are few women in the highest ranks of the organization.
in the armed forces air force, army, navy ~
an air force/army sergeant an army/navy captain
have/hold the rank of, serve as ~
She joined the navy and held the rank of captain. He served as a lieutenant in the marine corps.
be appointed, become, be made ~
He was made a colonel at the age of 40. She ought to have been made sergeant by now.
383 men under General Miles attacked the camp.
the rank of ~
She was promoted to the rank of colonel.
Concise English dictionary
+a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
+the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army)
+position in a social hierarchy
+the body of members of an organization or group
+take or have a position relative to others
+assign a rank or rating to
+take precedence or surpass others in rank
+very fertile; producing profuse growth
+very offensive in smell or taste
+conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
+complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers