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British English: /raŋk/
American English: /ræŋk/

Translation of rank in French:


  • 1
    (in military, police)
    (in company, politics)
    (social status)
    of high/low rank
    de haut/bas rang
    to pull rank
    abuser de son rang
  • 2 (line)
    (of people)
    (of objects)
    rangée (f)
    rank upon rank of soldiers
    des rangs de soldats
    to arrange [something] in ranks
    disposer [quelque chose] en rangées
    (toy soldiers)
    to break ranks
    [literal] (soldiers)
    [figurative] (politicians)
    se rebeller
    to close ranks (against)
    [literal] [figurative]
  • 5 (in chess)
    rangée (f)

also: ranks plural noun

  • 1
    to be in the ranks
    être dans les rangs
    to rise through the ranks a leader chosen from the ranks of the party
    un dirigeant choisi dans les rangs du parti
    the ranks of the unemployed/of the homeless
    les rangs des chômeurs/des sans-abri
    to be reduced to the ranks
    être dégradé
  • 2 (echelons)
    to rise through the ranks of the civil service
    gravir les échelons de la fonction publique


  • 1 (absolute) [pejorative] (for emphasis)
    (outsider, beginner)
    (favouritism, injustice, stupidity)
  • 3 (exuberant)
    (ivy, weeds)
    to be rank with weeds
    être envahi par les mauvaises herbes


  • to smell rank
    avoir une odeur fétide

transitive verb

  • 1 (classify)
    (person) (player, novel, restaurant) among parmi above au-dessus de below au-dessous de
    to be ranked third in the world
    être classé troisième au niveau mondial
  • 2 (American English) (be senior to)
    (officer, colleague) (person)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (rate)
    se classer
    how do I rank compared to her?
    où est-ce que je me classe or situe par rapport à elle?
    to rank as a great composer
    être considéré comme un grand compositeur
    to rank among ou with the champions
    être classé parmi les or au nombre des champions
    to rank above/below/alongside somebody
    occuper un rang supérieur/inférieur/égal à quelqu'un
    this has to ou must rank as one of the worst films I've ever seen
    c'est un des films les pires que j'aie jamais vus
    that doesn't rank very high on my list of priorities
    cela ne figure pas très haut dans ma liste de priorités
  • 2 (American English) (Military) (be most senior)
    (admiral, general)

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