in the front rank

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in the front rank

:being excellent at what one does
  • a photographer in the front rank

Word by Word Definitions

front play
  1. : forehead

  2. : external and often feigned appearance especially in the face of danger or adversity

  3. : vanguard

  1. : to have the front or principal side adjacent to something

  2. : to act or serve as a cover or front (see 1front 7a) for something or someone

  3. : to assume a fake or false personality to conceal one's true identity and character

  1. : of, relating to, or situated at the front

  2. : acting as a front

  3. : articulated at or toward the front of the oral passage

rank play
  1. : luxuriantly or excessively vigorous in growth

  2. : offensively gross or coarse : foul

  3. : grown too large

  1. : row, series

  2. : a row of people

  3. : a line of soldiers ranged side by side in close order

  1. : to arrange in lines or in a regular formation

  2. : to determine the relative position of : rate

  3. : to take precedence of


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