What does the word rank mean?

Usage examples for rank

  1. I do not mean my father and mother in particular; I mean our people- people of our position- I would say rank, but that might hurt you! – Home Again by George MacDonald
  2. But he must have rank, just as much as a doctor. – Sketches of the East Africa Campaign by Robert Valentine Dolbey
  3. No one knew her, no one spoke to her, but she was sitting among people of rank and was content. – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin