eminence by rank

  • 1 Rank — Rank, n. [OE. renk, reng, OF. renc, F. rang, fr. OHG. hring a circle, a circular row, G. ring. See {Ring}, and cf. {Range}, n. & v.] 1. A row or line; a range; an order; a tier; as, a rank of osiers. [1913 Webster] Many a mountain nigh Rising in… …

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  • 2 Rank and file — Rank Rank, n. [OE. renk, reng, OF. renc, F. rang, fr. OHG. hring a circle, a circular row, G. ring. See {Ring}, and cf. {Range}, n. & v.] 1. A row or line; a range; an order; a tier; as, a rank of osiers. [1913 Webster] Many a mountain nigh… …

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  • 3 Eminence — Em i*nence, n. [L. eminentia, fr. eminens eminent: cf. F. [ e]minence.] 1. That which is eminent or lofty; a high ground or place; a height. [1913 Webster] Without either eminences or cavities. Dryden. [1913 Webster] The temple of honor ought to… …

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  • 4 rank — rank1 [raŋk] n. [MFr renc < OFr ranc, renc: see RANGE] 1. a row, line, or series 2. an orderly arrangement 3. a social division or class; stratum of society [people from all ranks of life] 4. a high position in society; high degree; eminence …

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  • 5 eminence — I noun aggrandizement, amplissimus gradus, authority, celebrity, consequence, dignity, distinction, elevated rank, elevation, esteem, exaltation, fame, fastigium, glory, grandeur, great station, greatness, height, high position, high rank, high… …

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  • 6 eminence — [n1] importance, fame authority, celebrity, credit, dignity, distinction, esteem, famousness, glory, greatness, honor, illustriousness, influence, kudos, loftiness, notability, note, power, preeminence, prepotency, prestige, prominence,… …

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  • 7 eminence — [em′i nəns] n. [ME < OFr < L eminentia < eminens, excellent, prominent, prp. of eminere, to stand out < e , out + * minere, to project, add, for minari: see MENACE] 1. a high or lofty place, thing, etc., as a hill 2. a) superiority in …

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  • 8 Éminence grise — An éminence grise (French for grey eminence ) is a powerful advisor or decision maker who operates secretly or unofficially. This phrase originally referred to François Leclerc du Tremblay, the right hand man of Cardinal Richelieu. Leclerc was a… …

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  • 9 rank — rank1 rankless, adj. /rangk/, n. 1. a number of persons forming a separate class in a social hierarchy or in any graded body. 2. a social or official position or standing, as in the armed forces: the rank of captain. 3. high position or station… …

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  • 10 rank — I 1. noun 1) she was elevated to an administrative rank Syn: position, level, grade, echelon; class, status, standing; dated station 2) a family of rank Syn: high standing, blue blood, high birth …

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  • 11 eminence — em|i|nence [ˈemınəns] n 1.) [U] the quality of being famous and important of great/such etc eminence ▪ a scientist of great eminence 2.) Your/His Eminence a title used when talking to or about a ↑cardinal (=priest of high rank in the Roman… …

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  • 12 rank — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ranc overbearing, strong; akin to Old Norse rakkr erect and perhaps to Old English riht right more at right Date: 13th century 1. luxuriantly or excessively vigorous in growth 2.… …

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  • 13 eminence — noun 1 (U) the quality of being famous and important: a scientist of great eminence 2 (C) formal a hill or area of high ground 3 Eminence a title used when talking to or about a cardinal (=priest of high rank in the Roman Catholic Church): Their… …

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  • 14 rank — Synonyms and related words: English horn, IC analysis, Indian file, KP, abject, abominable, absolute, abundant, adjust, align, alphabetize, analyze, ancestry, antecede, appositive, appraise, appreciate, aristocracy, aristocraticalness, army, army …

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  • 15 rank — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. lush, luxuriant, vigorous; coarse; malodorous, fetid, rancid, offensive; arrant, extreme, gross. n. row, line; position, caste, quality; status, grade, standing, footing. See repute, badness, class …

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  • 16 rank — I. a. 1. Luxuriant, vigorous, exuberant, over abundant, high growing, strong in growth. 2. Excessive, extravagant, rampant, very great, violent, gross, sheer, utter. 3. Rancid, musty, fusty, fetid, offensive, strong smelling, strong scented,… …

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  • 17 eminence — /em euh neuhns/, n. 1. high station, rank, or repute: philosophers of eminence. 2. a high place or part; a hill or elevation; height. 3. (cap.) Rom. Cath. Ch. a title of honor, applied to cardinals (usually prec. by His or Your). 4. Anat. an… …

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  • 18 eminence — /ˈɛmənəns/ (say emuhnuhns) noun 1. high station, rank, or repute. 2. a high place or part; a hill or elevation; height. 3. (upper case) Roman Catholic Church (the title of honour of a cardinal): your Eminence. {Latin ēminentia} …

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  • 19 eminence — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. height, altitude, elevation; distinction, rank, repute, importance; hill, height. See clergy. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Importance] Syn. standing, prominence, distinction; see fame 1 . 2. [An elevation]… …

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  • 20 rank — I n 1. class, level, stratum, caste; state, station, place, position, standing, status, situation, circumstances; grade, estate, order, range. 2. blood, high birth, nobility, peerage, aristocracy; distinction, eminence, dignity; connection,… …

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