from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An enlisted soldier.
  • noun A commissioned officer who has been promoted from enlisted status.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A man in the ranks.
  • noun One who ranks or arranges; one who disposes in ranks.
  • noun A military officer who has risen or been promoted from the ranks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who ranks, or disposes in ranks; one who arranges.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective comparative form of rank: more rank
  • noun One who ranks things, or arranges them in ranks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a commissioned officer who has been promoted from enlisted status
  • noun an enlisted soldier who serves in the ranks of the armed forces


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