Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rank_and_file

2 senses of rank and file

Sense 1
rank and file, rank -- (the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army); "the strike was supported by the union rank and file"; "he rose from the ranks to become a colonel")
       => force, personnel -- (group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens")

Sense 2
rank and file -- (people who constitute the main body of any group)
       => people -- ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience")

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