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

  • adjective Of the highest rank; preeminent.
  • noun A listing of items in a group, such as schools or sports teams, according to a system of rating or a record of performance.
  • noun A position in such a list.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of one who ranks.

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

  • adjective in combination having a specified rank
  • adjective superior
  • noun One’s relative placement in a list.
  • verb Present participle of rank.

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

  • adjective having a higher rank
  • noun position on a scale in relation to others in a sport

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