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 : arranged in a sequence of grades or ranks; "stratified areas
of the distribution" [syn: graded, stratified]