flagrant vs rank what difference

what is difference between flagrant and rank

English

Alternative forms

  • flagraunt (obsolete, rare)

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈfleɪ.ɡɹənt/

Etymology 1

From Middle French flagrant, from Latin flagrantem, present participle of flagrare (blaze, burn). More at black.

Adjective

flagrant (comparative more flagrant, superlative most flagrant)

  1. Obvious and offensive; blatant; scandalous.
    • 1740, David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature
      It is certain, therefore, that in all our notions of morals we never entertain such an absurdity as that of passive obedience, but make allowances for resistance in the more flagrant instances of tyranny and oppression.
  2. (archaic) On fire; flaming.
Synonyms
  • (obvious and offensive): blatant, glaring
  • (on fire): burning, flaming
Related terms
  • in flagrante delicto
Translations

Etymology 2

From Latin frāgrans, participle of frāgrō (smell, reek)

Adjective

flagrant (comparative more flagrant, superlative most flagrant)

  1. (obsolete) Misspelling of fragrant.

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin flagrāns.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /fləˈɡɾant/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /fləˈɡɾan/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /flaˈɡɾant/

Adjective

flagrant (masculine and feminine plural flagrants)

  1. flaming, burning
  2. flagrant, blatant

Further reading

  • “flagrant” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “flagrant” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “flagrant” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “flagrant” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from French flagrant, from Latin flagrāns.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /flaːˈɣrɑnt/
  • Hyphenation: fla‧grant
  • Rhymes: -ɑnt

Adjective

flagrant (comparative flagranter, superlative flagrantst)

  1. flagrant, blatant (obvious and offensive)

Inflection


French

Etymology

From Latin flagrāns.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fla.ɡʁɑ̃/

Adjective

flagrant (feminine singular flagrante, masculine plural flagrants, feminine plural flagrantes)

  1. flagrant, blatant, glaring, obvious, evident

Derived terms

  • flagramment
  • prendre en flagrant délit

Related terms

  • flagrance

Further reading

  • “flagrant” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

German

Etymology

From Latin flagrant.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [flaˈɡʁant]

Adjective

flagrant (comparative flagranter, superlative am flagrantesten)

  1. flagrant

Declension

Further reading

  • “flagrant” in Duden online

Latin

Verb

flāgrant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of flāgrō

Romanian

Etymology

From French flagrant.

Adjective

flagrant m or n (feminine singular flagrantă, masculine plural flagranți, feminine and neuter plural flagrante)

  1. flagrant

Declension



Translingual

Symbol

rank

  1. (mathematics) The symbol for rank.

English

Alternative forms

  • ranck (obsolete)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹæŋk/
  • Rhymes: -æŋk

Etymology 1

From Middle English rank (strong, proud), from Old English ranc (proud, haughty, arrogant, insolent, forward, overbearing, showy, ostentatious, splendid, bold, valiant, noble, brave, strong, full-grown, mature), from Proto-West Germanic *rank, from Proto-Germanic *rankaz (straight), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (straight, direct). Cognate with Dutch rank (slender, slim), Low German rank (slender, projecting, lank), Danish rank (straight, erect, slender), Swedish rank (slender, shaky, wonky), Icelandic rakkur (straight, slender, bold, valiant).

Adjective

rank (comparative ranker or more rank, superlative rankest or most rank)

  1. Strong of its kind or in character; unmitigated; virulent; thorough; utter (used of negative things).
  2. Strong in growth; growing with vigour or rapidity, hence, coarse or gross.
    • And, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
  3. Suffering from overgrowth or hypertrophy; plethoric.
  4. Causing strong growth; producing luxuriantly; rich and fertile.
  5. Strong to the senses; offensive; noisome.
  6. Having a very strong and bad taste or odor.
    Synonyms: stinky, smelly, (UK) pong
    • 1661, Robert Boyle, The Sceptical Chymist
      Divers sea fowls taste rank of the fish on which they ordinarily feed.
  7. Complete, used as an intensifier (usually negative, referring to incompetence).
    Synonyms: complete, utter
  8. (informal) Gross, disgusting.
  9. (obsolete) Strong; powerful; capable of acting or being used with great effect; energetic; vigorous; headstrong.
  10. (obsolete) lustful; lascivious
Derived terms
  • outrank
  • ranken
  • rankful
Translations

Adverb

rank (comparative more rank, superlative most rank)

  1. (obsolete) Quickly, eagerly, impetuously.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.iii:
      The seely man seeing him ryde so rancke, / And ayme at him, fell flat to ground for feare […].
    • That rides so rank and bends his lance so fell.

Etymology 2

From Middle English rank (line, row), from Old French ranc, rang, reng (line, row, rank) (Modern French rang), from Frankish *hring (ring), from Proto-Germanic *hringaz (something bent or curved).

Akin to Old High German (h)ring, Old Frisian hring, Old English hring, hrincg (ring) (Modern English ring), Old Norse hringr (ring, circle, queue, sword; ship). More at ring.

Noun

rank (countable and uncountable, plural ranks)

  1. A row of people or things organized in a grid pattern, often soldiers.
    Antonym: file
    The front rank kneeled to reload while the second rank fired over their heads.
  2. (chess) One of the eight horizontal lines of squares on a chessboard (i.e., those identified by a number).
    Antonym: file
  3. (music) In a pipe organ, a set of pipes of a certain quality for which each pipe corresponds to one key or pedal.
  4. One’s position in a list sorted by a shared property such as physical location, population, or quality.
    Based on your test scores, you have a rank of 23.
    The fancy hotel was of the first rank.
  5. The level of one’s position in a class-based society.
  6. (typically in the plural) A category of people, such as those who share an occupation or belong to an organisation.
    a membership drawn from the ranks of wealthy European businessmen
  7. A hierarchical level in an organization such as the military.
    Private First Class (PFC) is the second-lowest rank in the Marines.
    He rose up through the ranks of the company, from mailroom clerk to CEO.
  8. (taxonomy) A level in a scientific taxonomy system.
    Phylum is the taxonomic rank below kingdom and above class.
  9. (mathematics) The dimensionality of an array (computing) or tensor.
  10. (linear algebra) The maximal number of linearly independent columns (or rows) of a matrix.
  11. (algebra) The maximum quantity of D-linearly independent elements of a module (over an integral domain D).
  12. (mathematics) The size of any basis of a given matroid.
Derived terms
  • break rank
  • cab off the rank
  • cab rank
  • cab-rank rule
  • close ranks
  • pull rank
  • taxi rank
Translations

Verb

rank (third-person singular simple present ranks, present participle ranking, simple past and past participle ranked)

  1. To place abreast, or in a line.
  2. To have a ranking.
    Their defense ranked third in the league.
  3. To assign a suitable place in a class or order; to classify.
    • 1725, Isaac Watts, Logick, or The Right Use of Reason in the Enquiry After Truth With a Variety of Rules to Guard
      Ranking all things under general and special heads.
    • 1726, William Broome, The Odyssey (by Homer)
      Poets were ranked in the class of philosophers.
    • 1667, Richard Allestree, The Causes of the Decay of Christian Piety
      Heresy [is] ranked with idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, murders, and other sins of the flesh.
  4. (US) To take rank of; to outrank.
Derived terms
  • misrank
  • outrank
Translations

References

  • rank at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • rank in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • ARNK, Karn, karn, knar, kran, nark

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rɑŋk/
  • Hyphenation: rank
  • Rhymes: -ɑŋk

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch ranc, from Proto-Germanic *rankaz.

Adjective

rank (comparative ranker, superlative rankst)

  1. slender, svelte

Derived terms

  • rankgebouwd
Inflection

Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch ranc, ranke, from Old Dutch *rank, from Frankish hranca.

Noun

rank f (plural ranken, diminutive rankje n)

  1. tendril, a thin winding stem
  2. name of various vines
  3. an object or ornamental pattern resembling a stem

Derived terms

  • bosrank
  • hechtrank
  • ranken (verb)
  • rankerig
  • wijnrank

Anagrams

  • karn

References


German

Etymology

From Middle Low German rank, ranc, from Proto-Germanic *rankaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁaŋk/

Adjective

rank (comparative ranker, superlative am ranksten)

  1. (poetic, dated, except in the phrase rank und schlank) lithe, lissome

Declension

Related terms

  • rahn

Verb

rank

  1. singular imperative of ranken

Further reading

  • “rank” in Duden online

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