Definition of Rankin

1. Noun. Leader in the women's suffrage movement in Montana; the first woman to serve in the United States House of Representatives (1880-1973).

Exact synonyms: Jeannette Rankin
Generic synonyms: Pol, Political Leader, Politician, Politico, Suffragist

Definition of Rankin

1. Proper noun. A Scottish and Northern Irish surname, from a diminutive of the name Ronald. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rankin

Raney catalyst
Raney nickel
Rangamati District
Rangifer arcticus
Rangifer caribou
Rangifer tarandus
Rangpur District
Rangpur Division
Ranikhet disease
Ranke's angle
Ranke's formula
Rankin's clamp
Rankine cycle
Rankine scale
Ransohoff's sign
Ranunculus acris
Ranunculus aquatilis
Ranunculus bulbosus

Literary usage of Rankin

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1. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1830)
"By Robert rankin, Secretary to the Bristol Union Fire and Life Insurance Company. 8vo. pp. 99. London : Simpkin and Marshall—and Bristol: W. Browne. 1830. ..."

2. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1906)
"Defendant Eugene C. rankin filed his answer as follows: "Now, at this day, ... "Defendant Eugene C. rankin states the fact to be that the said Cecilia A. ..."

3. Catlin's Notes of Eight Years' Travels and Residence in Europe with His by George Catlin (1848)
"Mr. rankin resolves to take the Indians to the provincial towns—Exhibition advertised to close—the wedding in St. Martin's church—Great excitement—Its ..."

4. Lost Chapters Recovered from the Early History of American Methodism by Joseph Beaumont Wakeley (1858)
"—Inventor — His Widow—Young Thomas Staples — Character of—Sick — A Voyage to Europe — Goes to London—Grows worse — Kindly entertained by Mr. rankin—Kind ..."

5. Portland, Oregon, Its History and Builders: In Connection with the by Joseph Gaston (1911)
"EGBERT A. rankin. Egbert A. rankin is now conducting a contract plastering business, the process of application of the plaster being known only to himself. ..."

6. The Old Pike: A History of the National Road, with Incidents, Accidents, and by Thomas Brownfield Searight (1894)
"After passing Washington the ancient little village of rankin- town is reached. It is situated a short distance over the top of the hill leading up from ..."

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