Word forms: rankings
1. plural noun In many sports, the list of the best players made by an official organization is called the rankings. ⇒ ...the 25 leading teams in the world rankings. ⇒ Goellner has shot up the rankings. 2. countable noun [usu with poss]
Someone's ranking is their position in an official list of the best players of a sport. [+ of] ⇒ Agassi was playing well above his world ranking of 12.
3. adjective [ADJ n] The ranking member of a group, usually a political group, is the most senior person in it. [US] ⇒ ...the ranking Republican on the senate intelligence committee. ⇒ ...the ranking American diplomat in Baghdad.
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