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General words for rank and status - thesaurus

Synonyms

paygrade

noun

someone’s level on a pay scale, and therefore their level in an organization

walk of life

the job someone does or the position they have in society

status

noun

someone’s position in a profession or society, especially compared with other people

rank

noun

someone’s status in society compared to the status of other people

grade

noun

the rank of a person, for example in their job

level

noun

the place that someone has in a society, which shows how rich or important they are

ranking

noun

a position on a list that shows how good someone or something is compared to others, especially how good someone is at a sport

caste

noun

a group of people who have the same social or professional status

tier

noun

one of several levels in an organization or system

stratum

noun

a group or class in society

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bottom

noun

the lowest level or position, in status or success

the brass

noun

Americaninformal top brass

chain of command

noun

a system in which each person in an organization has a particular status and gives orders to the person immediately junior to them

echelon

noun

one of the levels of status or authority in an organization, or the people at that level

foothold

noun

a position from which you can improve your status or become more successful in an organization, profession, or market

footing

noun

the position of one person, group, or thing in relation to another

grandeur

noun

the important or high position that someone has in society

inferior

noun

someone whose status or achievement is lower than that of someone else

inferiority

noun

the fact that someone or something is not as good, important, intelligent etc as someone or something else

ladder

noun

a system that has different levels through which you can progress

layer

noun

a level or rank within an organization or system

level

noun

the job that someone has in a company or organization, which shows how senior they are

listing

noun

a position on a list

pecking order

noun

the order of power or importance within a group of people or animals

pedigree

noun

all the past experiences or achievements of someone or something, especially when this shows that they are good or successful

position

noun

someone’s rank or status in an organization or in society

precedence

noun

a more important position or status than something or someone else, or the right to a more important position or status

pyramid

noun

an organization or system that has fewer people at each level as you get towards the top

rank

noun

someone’s official position in the armed forces, police, fire service etc

rank

noun

someone’s position or job in an organization

seniority

noun

greater age, or a more important social position

seniority

noun

a greater length of time that someone has been working for a particular company

someone’s betters

people who have more important jobs or higher social status than someone

standing

noun

used about people’s social status

standing

noun

someone’s success or status as measured in numbers, for example in an opinion poll

station

noun

old-fashioned your position in society

status

noun

the legal position of a person, country etc

subsidiarity

noun

the principle that decisions should be made at the lowest possible level of a government or an organization, rather than always being made at a high level

toehold

noun

a small or unimportant position in a place, organization, or activity that you hope will help you to get a better one

the top

noun

the highest status within a group or organization, or the person in this position

top brass

noun

informal the people with the highest status in an organization, especially the armed forces

underdog

noun

a person or group that has very little money, power, or social status

underling

noun

an insulting word for someone who is less important or has lower status in an organization than someone else

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