KJV Dictionary Definition: rank
RANK, the old pret. of ring. Nearly obsolete.
RANK'ED, pp. Placed in a line; disposed in an order or class; arranged methodically.
RANK'ING, ppr. Placing in ranks or lines; arranging; disposing in orders or classes; having a certain rank or grade.
1. Vigorous growth; luxuriance; exuberance; as the rankness of plants or herbage.
2. Exuberance; excess; extravagance; as the rankness of pride; the rankness of joy.
3. Extraordinary strength.
The crane's pride is in the rankness of her wing.
4. Strong taste; as the rankness of flesh or fish.
5. Rancidness; rank smell; as the rankness of oil.
6. Excessiveness; as the rankness of a composition or modus.