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Definitions of rate

  1. amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis; "a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. be worthy of or have a certain rating; "This bond rates highly" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the relative speed of progress or change; "he lived at a fast pace"; "he works at a great rate"; "the pace of events accelerated" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. estimate the value of; "How would you rate his chances to become President?"; "Gold was rated highly among the Romans" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. To chide with vehemence; to scold; to censure violently. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Established portion or measure; fixed allowance. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Valuation; price fixed with relation to a standard; cost; charge; as, high or low rates of transportation. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Order; arrangement. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Ratification; approval. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time; as, daily rate; hourly rate; etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The order or class to which a war vessel belongs, determined according to its size, armament, etc.; as, first rate, second rate, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The class of a merchant vessel for marine insurance, determined by its relative safety as a risk, as A1, A2, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To set a certain estimate on; to value at a certain price or degree. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To assess for the payment of a rate or tax. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To ratify. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To be set or considered in a class; to have rank; as, the ship rates as a ship of the line. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To make an estimate. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Amount, degree, speed, value, etc., estimated in proportion to a fixed standard; as, interest at a rate of five per cent; a rate of sixty miles an hour; price fixed or stated; as, theater rates; degree of value; as, goods bought at a low rate; in England, a tax or assessment; a grade or class; as, a first-rate, second-rate, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. To estimate; settle or fix the value, rank, or degree of; scold sharply. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. To be estimated, be placed in a certain class or rank. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. A ratio or proportion: allowance: standard: value: price: the class of a ship: movement, as fast or slow: a tax. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. To calculate: to estimate: to settle the relative rank, scale, or position of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. To make an estimate: to be placed in a certain class. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. To tax one with a thing: to scold: to chide. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Allowance; price; degree; movement; tax. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. To estimate; fix the rank of; scold. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. To estimate; assess. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. To be estimated; have rank or value. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. To rail at; scold; reprove with vehemence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. Relative measure; degree; value; price; rank; class; tax. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. The proportion or standard by which quantity or value is adjusted; price fixed or stated; settled allowance; degree; degree of value; a tax; the order or class of a ship. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. To value; to estimate; to fix the grade of. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  38. To chide with vehemence; to reprove. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. To be considered in a class; to make an estimate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. A calculated proportion; allowance settled; an assessment at a certain proportion; a tax; a price or amount stated or fixed; degree in which anything is done; class or rank, as of a ship; comparative height or value. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. To compute; to estimate; to value; to determine the degree or proportion of; to be placed in a certain class or rank, as a ship. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. To reprove; to chide; to censure severely. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  43. Proportional or relative value, measure, or degree; the proportion or standard by which quantity or value is adjusted. Thus, the rate of interest is the proportion or ratio between the principal and interest So the buildings in a town are rated for in- surance purposes; thelawdictionary.org
  44. To chide with vehemence; to scold; to censure violently; to berate. dictgcide_fs
  45. r[=a]t, n. a ratio or proportion: allowance: standard: value: price: the class of a ship and of seamen: movement, as fast or slow: a tax.--v.t. to calculate: to estimate: to settle the relative rank, scale, or position of.--v.i. to make an estimate: to be placed in a certain class: to ratify.--ns. R[=A]TABIL'ITY, R[=A]'TABLENESS, quality of being ratable.--adj. R[=A]'TABLE, R[=A]'TEABLE, that may be rated or set at a certain value: subject to taxation.--adv. R[=A]'TABLY.--ns. R[=A]TE'-BOOK, a book of valuations; R[=A]TE'PAYER, one who pays a local tax.--adj. R[=A]TE'PAYING, paying, or relating to, an assessed local tax.--ns. R[=A]'TER, one who makes an estimate; R[=A]TE'-TITHE, a tithe paid for sheep and cattle; R[=A]'TING, a fixing of rates: classification according to rank or grade.--AT ANY RATE, by any means; BY NO RATE, by no means. [O. Fr.,--Low L. rata, rate--L. r[=e]ri, ratus, to think.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  46. r[=a]t, v.t. to tax: to scold: to chide: to reprove. [M. E. raten, acc. to Skeat, from O. Fr. aretter, to impute--L. ad, to, reput[=a]re, to count. Others explain as Scand., Sw. rata, to reject.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  47. Statement of numerical proportion prevailing or to prevail between two sets of things either or both of which may be unspecified, amount &c. mentioned in one case for application to all similar ones, standard or way of reckoning, (measure of) value, tariff charge, cost, relative speed, (going at the r. of six miles an hour; can have them at the r. of 1/- a thousand; the death-r. was 19 per mille; the r. of interest, wages, &c., is to be regulated; the high rr. charged by the railways; at that r. colloq., if this is a fair specimen, if this assumption is true, &c.; at any r., in either or any possible case, even if a stronger statement is doubtfully true, &c.; the low r. at which you value it; sell at a high r.; win success at an easy r.; went off at a great r., speed; pauperism increases at a fearful r.); assessment levied by local authorities for local purposes (rr. & taxes; a 1d. r. is raised for the free library); class (archaic except in first, third, &c., -r.); ratepayer, person liable to have municipal rr. exacted from him. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  48. Estimate worth or value of, (I do not r. his merits high; each offence is rated at a fixed sum by way of penalty; esp. in over-r., under-r.), assign fixed value to (coin, metals) in relation to monetary standard (the copper coinage is rated much above its real value); consider, regard as, (I r. him among my benefactors); (usu. in pass.) subject to payment of a local r., value for purpose of assessing rr. on, (we are highly rated for education, have to pay a high r.; houses are rated at a sum smaller than the rent, the sum on which rr. are charged is less); r. up, impose higher insurance r. on (persons &c., liable to exceptional risks); (Naut.) class under a certain rating, (intr.) rank or be rated as. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  49. Scold (trans.) angrily; (rare) storm at. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  50. (Naut.) The old classes into which men-of-war were divided were: First-R., 100 guns and upwards, ranging from 42-pounders on lower deck to 6-pounders on quarter-deck, carrying 850 men or more. Second-R., 90 to 100 guns. Third-R., 80 to 84 guns, the smallest line-of-battle ship. Fourth-R., 60 to 74 guns. Fifth-R., 32 to 40 guns, or even 60 guns. Sixth-R., carrying any lower number, or none, but commanded by a captain. Sloops, ships commanded by a commander. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  51. n. [Latin] Established portion or measure ; fixed allowance ;- degree ; standard ; proportion ; ratio ; value ; price ; movement, as fast or slow, or the like ;-a tax or sum assessed by authority on property for public use; assessment. Cabinet Dictionary

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