Definition for ranking (2 of 2)
- the members of an armed service apart from its officers; enlisted personnel.
- military enlisted personnel as a group.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of rank1
Related formsrank·less, adjectiveun·ranked, adjective
Examples from the Web for ranking
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|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|DAILY BEAST
The most detailed and comprehensive briefings are often limited to the chairman and ranking members of the committees.
Suddenly he swung around and gripped the cowering form of the second ranking priest, who stood near him.Astounding Stories, July, 1931|Various
Christianity and Islam are at one in ranking Justice and Mercy as the greatest of the virtues.Bonaparte in Egypt and the Egyptians of To-day|Haji A. Browne
Leland was called to account, and half apologises for ranking Shaftesbury among the Deists at all.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
Among the minor deities, ranking hardly above demons, is the plague-god, whose name may provisionally be read Dibbarra.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria|Morris Jastrow
Next to the church in interest—with some visitors, probably, ranking before it—is the old Muscovite castle on the hill.Wonderland; or Alaska and the Inside Passage|Lieut. Frederick Schwatka
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Derived Formsrankly, adverbrankness, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with ranking
In addition to the idiom beginning with rank
- rank and file
- break ranks
- close ranks
- pull rank
- rise through the ranks