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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rank·er /ˈræŋkɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rank a. [Compar. Ranker superl. Rankest.]
 1. Luxuriant in growth; of vigorous growth; exuberant; grown to immoderate height; as, rank grass; rank weeds.
    And, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.   --Gen. xli. 5.
 2. Raised to a high degree; violent; extreme; gross; utter; as, rank heresy. Rank nonsense.” --Hare. “I do forgive thy rankest fault.” --Shak.
 3. Causing vigorous growth; producing luxuriantly; very rich and fertile; as, rank land.
 4. Strong-scented; rancid; musty; as, oil of a rank smell; rank-smelling rue.
 5. Strong to the taste. “Divers sea fowls taste rank of the fish on which they feed.”
 6. Inflamed with venereal appetite. [Obs.]
 Rank modus Law, an excessive and unreasonable modus. See Modus, 3.
 To set (the iron of a plane, etc.) rank, to set so as to take off a thick shaving. --Moxon.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rank·er n. One who ranks, or disposes in ranks; one who arranges.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a commissioned officer who has been promoted from enlisted
      2: an enlisted soldier who serves in the ranks of the armed