An aggregate of individuals classed together; a permanent social class; an order; a division; as, ranks and orders of men; the highest and the lowest ranks of men, or of other intelligent beings.
1) The strength of an individual card; Aces have the highest rank, followed by K, Q, J, 10,... down to deuce (2) 2) The order of denominations in the bidding. Notrump is highest-ranked denomination, followed by spades (â(tm) ), hearts (â(tm)¥), diamonds (â(tm)¦) and clubs (â(tm)£).
The value of the card. Numbered cards usually have the rank of the associated number. Aces can either be high or low. If high, aces are ranked 1. If low, aces are ranked as 14. J, Q, and K are usually ranked 11, 12, and 13 respectively. However, some games may rank these cards as 10. In such a case, a high ace might be ranked as 11.