1 amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis; "a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5" [syn: charge per unit]
2 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"
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]
1 assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide" [syn: 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: value]
- , /ɹeɪt/, /r\eIt/,
- Rhymes with: -eɪt
Etymology 1, from rata, from prō ratā parte "according to a fixed part", from ratus "fixed", from rērī "consider, decide".
- An amount measured in
relation to another
- The car was travelling at a rate of speed of fifty kilometres per hour.
- A price or fee
relation to a particular scale or standard.
- The central bank sets an interest rate.
- A price per unit for a
service or product.
- Postal rates here are low.
- The relative speed of change or progress.
- The rate of production at the factory is skyrocketing.
- A measure of the frequency of a given event,
typically expressed as the number of occurrences of the event for
every thousand or hundred thousand people in the total population
- The mortality rate in the country was unusually high.
- Wages calculated in relation to a
unit of time.
- The pay rate is ten dollars per hour.
- A level of quality.
- This textbook is first rate.
an amount measured in relation to another amount
a price or fee determined in relation to a particular scale or standard
a price per unit for a service or product
statistics: a measure of the frequency of a given event
wages calculated in relation to a unit of time
a level of quality
- Japanese: 級
Translations to be checked
- To assign or be
assigned a particular rank
- She is rated fourth in the country.
- To evaluate or
estimate the value of.
- They rate his talents highly.
- To consider or
- He rated this book brilliant.
- To deserve; to be
- The view here hardly rates a mention in the travel guide.
- To determine the
limits of safe functioning for a machine or electrical device.
- The transformer is rated at 10 watts.
- (chiefly ) To evaluate a property's value for the purposes of local taxation.
- To like; to think
- The customers don't rate the new burgers.
- To have position
(in a certain class).
- She rates among the most excellent chefs in the world.
- He rates as the best cyclist in the country.
- She rates among the most excellent chefs in the world.
- To have value or standing.
- This last performance of her's didn't rate very high with the judges.
- To berate.
TranslationsSee to berate.
- /ʁat/, X-SAMPA: /Rat/
- The spleen.
- Imperative of raten.
- Rate mal wer gerade gekommen ist! - Guess who's just arrived.
- A raft.
- Plural of rata
Rate or rates may refer to:
- Rate (mathematics), a specific kind of ratio, in which two measurements are related to each other
- Rates (tax), a type of taxation system used to fund local government
- Naval rating, a term used to designate speciality or rank of naval officials
- Rates, a Portuguese parish and town located in the municipality of Póvoa de Varzim
- Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth (RATE), a young Earth creationist research project
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