senior or superior in rank, position, etc.: a ranking diplomat.
prominent or highly regarded: a ranking authority on Soviet affairs.
an act or instance of indicating relative standing.
a list showing such standing.
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How to use ranking in a sentence
Despite its ranking at the bottom of most international development indexes, the conflict is shrouded by confusion.
Delta is a Platinum Global Partner, ranking them among the highest-level contributors to the association.
In a ranking of gender-based economic disparity, Turkey is 126th out of 136 countries.Allah, Mom, and Baklava: Turkish President Uses Mothers and Kids as Political Pawns | Xanthe Ackerman | November 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But his ranking Democratic member just told an amusing story about Issa.Kissy-Face The Nation: Washington’s Power Elite Smooch Bob Schieffer | Lloyd Grove | November 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
BuzzFeed provided the “definitive ranking” of its favorite characters in the montage.There Are More 'Too Many Cooks' Where That First Fever Dream Came From | Kevin Fallon | November 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In this city he encountered his former ranking officer, shorn of all his possessions, and just emerging from an insane asylum.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
We must preserve their original names, and instead of ranking them with the apes, we should begin by comparing them together.Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10) | Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
"ranking sergeants of each platoon report here," called Captain Foster quietly, as he halted.Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants | H. Irving Hancock
Michael Strogoff belonged to the special corps of the Czar's couriers, ranking as an officer among those picked men.Michael Strogoff | Jules Verne
It was safe enough for a high-ranking labman to gripe about Security—in fact, it was more or less expected.Security | Poul William Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for ranking
mainly US and Canadian prominent; high ranking
Caribbean slang possessed of style; fashionable; exciting
a position on a scale; rating: a ranking in a tennis tournament
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