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rate

5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rate \Rate\ (r[=a]t), verb (used with an object) & i. [Perh. fr. E. rate, verb (used with an object), to value at a certain rate, to estimate, but more prob. fr. Sw. rata to find fault, to blame, to despise, to hold cheap; cf. Icel. hrat refuse, hrati rubbish.] To chide with vehemence; to scold; to censure violently; to berate. --Spenser. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Go, rate thy minions, proud, insulting boy! --Shak.

Conscience is a check to beginners in sin, reclaiming them from it, and rating them for it. --Barrow.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rate \Rate\, verb (used without an object)

1. To be set or considered in a class; to have rank; as, the ship rates as a ship of the line.

2. To make an estimate.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rate \Rate\, noun [OF., fr. L. rata (sc. pars), fr. ratus reckoned, fixed by calculation, p. p. of reri to reckon, to calculate. Cf. {Reason}.]

1. Established portion or measure; fixed allowance.

The one right feeble through the evil rate Of food which in her duress she had found. --Spenser.

2. 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.

Heretofore the rate and standard of wit was different from what it is nowadays. --South.

In this did his holiness and godliness appear above the rate and pitch of other men's, in that he was so . . . merciful. --Calamy.

Many of the horse could not march at that rate, nor come up soon enough. --Clarendon.

3. Valuation; price fixed with relation to a standard; cost; charge; as, high or low rates of transportation.

They come at dear rates from Japan. --Locke.

4. 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.

5. Order; arrangement. [Obs.]

Thus sat they all around in seemly rate. --Spenser.

6. Ratification; approval. [R.] --Chapman.

7. (Horol.) The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time; as, daily rate; hourly rate; etc.

8. (Naut.) (a) The order or class to which a war vessel belongs, determined according to its size, armament, etc.; as, first rate, second rate, etc. (b) The class of a merchant vessel for marine insurance, determined by its relative safety as a risk, as A1, A2, etc.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rate \Rate\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Rated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rating}.]

1. To set a certain estimate on; to value at a certain price or degree.

To rate a man by the nature of his companions is a rule frequent indeed, but not infallible. --South.

You seem not high enough your joys to rate. --Dryden.

2. To assess for the payment of a rate or tax.

3. 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.

4. To ratify. [Obs.] "To rate the truce." --Chapman.

{To rate a chronometer}, to ascertain the exact rate of its gain or loss as compared with true time, so as to make an allowance or computation dependent thereon.

Syn: To value; appraise; estimate; reckon.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

rate

noun

1: 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"

2: amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis; "a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5" [syn: {rate}, {charge per unit}]

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" [syn: {pace}, {rate}]

4: a quantity or amount or measure considered as a proportion of another quantity or amount or measure; "the literacy rate"; "the retention rate"; "the dropout rate"

verb

1: assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide" [syn: {rate}, {rank}, {range}, {order}, {grade}, {place}]

2: be worthy of or have a certain rating; "This bond rates highly"

3: estimate the value of; "How would you rate his chances to become President?"; "Gold was rated highly among the Romans" [syn: {rate}, {value}]

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