in the front rank

idiom

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. : relative standing or position

  2. : a degree or position of dignity, eminence, or excellence : distinction

  3. : high social position

  1. : to determine the relative position of : rate

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

  3. : to take precedence of

  1. : offensive in odor or flavor

  2. : shockingly conspicuous

  3. : outright


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