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Rate meaning

rate - 19 dictionary results

  1. 1. estimate the value of; " How would you rate his chances to become President?"; " Gold was rated highly among the Romans"
  2. 2. To chide with vehemence; to scold; to censure violently.
  3. 3. Established portion or measure; fixed allowance.
  4. 4. That which is established as a measure or criterion; degree; standard; rank; proportion; ratio; as, a slow rate of movement; rate of interest is the ratio of the interest to the principal, per annum.
  5. 5. Valuation; price fixed with relation to a standard; cost; charge; as, high or low rates of transportation.
  6. 6. A tax or sum assessed by authority on property for public use, according to its income or value; esp., in England, a local tax; as, parish rates; town rates.
  7. 7. Order; arrangement.
  8. 8. Ratification; approval.
  9. 9. The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time; as, daily rate; hourly rate; etc.
  10. 10. The order or class to which a war vessel belongs, determined according to its size, armament, etc.; as, first rate, second rate, etc.
  11. 11. The class of a merchant vessel for marine insurance, determined by its relative safety as a risk, as A1, A2, etc.
  12. 12. To set a certain estimate on; to value at a certain price or degree.
  13. 13. To assess for the payment of a rate or tax.
  14. 14. To settle the relative scale, rank, position, amount, value, or quality of; as, to rate a ship; to rate a seaman; to rate a pension.
  15. 15. To ratify.
  16. 16. To be set or considered in a class; to have rank; as, the ship rates as a ship of the line.
  17. 17. To make an estimate.
  18. 18. Allowance; price; degree; movement; tax.
  19. 19. To estimate; fix the rank of; scold.

rate - examples of usage

  1. At any rate William made no answer. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. He doesn't feel first- rate, by any means. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. At any rate, it would be a good thing to take with him the man who did understand it. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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