ranker

[ rang-ker ]
/ ˈræŋ kər /

noun

a person who ranks.
British. a soldier in the ranks or a commissioned officer promoted from the ranks.

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Origin of ranker

First recorded in 1825–35; rank1 + -er1

Definition for ranker (2 of 2)

rank2
[ rangk ]
/ ræŋk /

adjective, rank·er, rank·est.

Origin of rank

2
before 1000; Middle English; Old English ranc bold, proud; cognate with Old Norse rakkr straight, bold

SYNONYMS FOR rank

OTHER WORDS FROM rank

rank·ish, adjectiverank·ly, adverbrank·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ranker (1 of 4)

ranker
/ (ˈræŋkə) /

noun

a soldier in the ranks
a commissioned officer who entered service as a recruit, esp in the army

British Dictionary definitions for ranker (2 of 4)

Rank

noun

(ræŋk) J (oseph) Arthur, 1st Baron. 1888–1972, British industrialist and film executive, whose companies dominated the British film industry in the 1940s and 1950s
(German raŋk) Otto (ˈɔto). 1884–1939, Austrian psychoanalyst, noted for his theory that the trauma of birth may be reflected in certain forms of mental illness

British Dictionary definitions for ranker (3 of 4)

rank1
/ (ræŋk) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for rank

C16: from Old French ranc row, rank, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German hring circle

British Dictionary definitions for ranker (4 of 4)

rank2
/ (ræŋk) /

adjective

showing vigorous and profuse growthrank weeds
highly offensive or disagreeable, esp in smell or taste
(prenominal) complete or absolute; uttera rank outsider
coarse or vulgar; grosshis language was rank

Derived forms of rank

rankly, adverbrankness, noun

Word Origin for rank

Old English ranc straight, noble; related to Old Norse rakkr upright, Dutch, Swedish rank tall and thin, weak
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Idioms and Phrases with ranker

rank

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