Rank, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ranked p. pr. & vb. n. Ranking.]
1. To place abreast, or in a line.
2. To range in a particular class, order, or division; to class; also, to dispose methodically; to place in suitable classes or order; to classify.
Ranking all things under general and special heads. --I. Watts.
Poets were ranked in the class of philosophers. --Broome.
Heresy is ranked with idolatry and witchcraft. --Dr. H. More.
3. To take rank of; to outrank. [U.S.]
adj 1: of the highest rank; used of persons; "the commanding
officer" [syn: commanding, top-level, top-ranking]
2: having a higher rank; "superior officer" [syn: ranking(a),
n : position on a scale in relation to others in a sport