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  • 1high-rank|ing — «HY RANG kihng», adjective. of high rank or position; prominent: »A high ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee predicted the House would approve the request (Wall Street Journal) …

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  • 2rank — rank1 [raŋk] n. [MFr renc < OFr ranc, renc: see RANGE] 1. a row, line, or series 2. an orderly arrangement 3. a social division or class; stratum of society [people from all ranks of life] 4. a high position in society; high degree; eminence …

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  • 3Rank — Rank, n. [OE. renk, reng, OF. renc, F. rang, fr. OHG. hring a circle, a circular row, G. ring. See {Ring}, and cf. {Range}, n. & v.] 1. A row or line; a range; an order; a tier; as, a rank of osiers. [1913 Webster] Many a mountain nigh Rising in… …

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  • 4Rank and file — Rank Rank, n. [OE. renk, reng, OF. renc, F. rang, fr. OHG. hring a circle, a circular row, G. ring. See {Ring}, and cf. {Range}, n. & v.] 1. A row or line; a range; an order; a tier; as, a rank of osiers. [1913 Webster] Many a mountain nigh… …

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  • 5high up — adjective, adverb 1. ) in a high position above the ground: The phone is too high up on the wall for the kids to reach. Higher up we began to suffer from lack of oxygen. ─ opposite LOW DOWN 2. ) of high rank or status: Her husband was quite high… …

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  • 6position — ► NOUN 1) a place where someone or something is located or has been put. 2) the correct place. 3) a way in which someone or something is placed or arranged. 4) a situation or set of circumstances. 5) high rank or social standing. 6) a job. 7) …

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  • 7rank — I n. row (esp. mil.) 1) to form a rank 2) to break ranks (also fig.) 3) (misc.) to come up, rise from the ranks position, grade 4) to hold a rank (to hold the rank of captain) 5) to pull (colloq.), use one s rank 6) high; junior; low; senior rank …

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  • 8high — high1 W1S1 [haı] adj comparative higher superlative highest ↑high, ↑low ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(from bottom to top)¦ 2¦(above ground)¦ 3¦(large number)¦ 4¦(good standard)¦ 5¦(containing a lot)¦ 6¦(rank/position)¦ …

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  • 9rank — [[t]ræ̱ŋk[/t]] ♦♦♦ ranks, ranking, ranked 1) N VAR: with supp Someone s rank is the position or grade that they have in an organization. He eventually rose to the rank of captain... The former head of counter intelligence had been stripped of his …

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  • 10rank — rank1 [ ræŋk ] noun ** 1. ) count or uncount someone s official position in the military, police force, fire department, etc.: Her rank when she retired was captain. rank of: He joined in 1998, and quickly rose to the rank of detective.… …

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  • 11rank — I UK [ræŋk] / US noun Word forms rank : singular rank plural ranks ** 1) [countable/uncountable] someone s official position in the armed forces, police, fire service etc Her rank when she retired was captain. rank of: He joined in 1998, and… …

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  • 12high — 1 /haI/ adjective MEASUREMENT/DISTANCE 1 FROM BOTTOM TO TOP something that is high measures a long distance from its bottom to its top: the highest mountain in Japan | a castle surrounded by high walls | 100 feet/30 metres etc high: a building 20 …

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  • 13High place — Place Place (pl[=a]s), n. [F., fr. L. platea a street, an area, a courtyard, from Gr. platei^a a street, properly fem. of platy s, flat, broad; akin to Skr. p[.r]thu, Lith. platus. Cf. {Flawn}, {Piazza}, {Plate}, {Plaza}.] 1. Any portion of space …

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  • 14high — /huy/, adj., higher, highest, adv., higher, highest, n. adj. 1. having a great or considerable extent or reach upward or vertically; lofty; tall: a high wall. 2. having a specified extent upward: The apple tree is now 20 feet high. 3. situated… …

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  • 15rank — I 1. noun 1) she was elevated to an administrative rank Syn: position, level, grade, echelon; class, status, standing; dated station 2) a family of rank Syn: high standing, blue blood, high birth …

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  • 16rank — I 1. noun 1) he was elevated to ministerial rank Syn: position, level, grade, echelon, class, status, standing 2) a family of rank Syn: high standing, blue blood, high birth …

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  • 17position — positional, adj. positionless, adj. /peuh zish euhn/, n. 1. condition with reference to place; location; situation. 2. a place occupied or to be occupied; site: a fortified position. 3. the proper, appropriate, or usual place: out of position. 4 …

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  • 18high-up — /ˈhaɪ ʌp/ (say huy up) adjective 1. holding an important position or rank. –noun (plural high ups) 2. a person of great importance or high rank …

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  • 19high — adjective 1》 of great vertical extent.     ↘of a specified height.     ↘far above ground or sea level.     ↘extending above the normal level.     ↘(of latitude) near the North or South Pole. 2》 great in amount, value, size, or intensity.     ↘(of …

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  • 20high position — prominent position, high rank, position in which one has great power and influence …

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