Associations to the word «Rate»


RATE, noun. (obsolete) The estimated worth of something; value. [15th-19th centuries]
RATE, noun. The proportional relationship between one amount, value etc. and another. [from the 15th century]
RATE, noun. Speed. [from the 17th century]
RATE, noun. The relative speed of change or progress. [from the 18th century]
RATE, noun. The price of (an individual) thing; cost. [from the 16th century]
RATE, noun. A set price or charge for all examples of a given case, commodity, service etc. [from the 16th century]
RATE, noun. A wage calculated in relation to a unit of time.
RATE, noun. Any of various taxes, especially those levied by a local authority. [from the 17th century]
RATE, noun. (nautical) A class into which ships were assigned based on condition, size etc.; by extension, rank.
RATE, noun. (obsolete) Established portion or measure; fixed allowance; ration.
RATE, noun. (obsolete) Order; arrangement.
RATE, noun. (obsolete) Ratification; approval.
RATE, noun. (horology) The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time.
RATE, verb. (transitive) To assign or be assigned a particular rank or level.
RATE, verb. (transitive) To evaluate or estimate the value of.
RATE, verb. (transitive) To consider or regard.
RATE, verb. (transitive) To deserve; to be worth.
RATE, verb. (transitive) To determine the limits of safe functioning for a machine or electrical device.
RATE, verb. (transitive) (chiefly British) To evaluate a property's value for the purposes of local taxation.
RATE, verb. (transitive) (informal) To like; to think highly of.
RATE, verb. (intransitive) To have position (in a certain class).
RATE, verb. (intransitive) To have value or standing.
RATE, verb. (transitive) To ratify.
RATE, verb. To ascertain the exact rate of the gain or loss of (a chronometer) as compared with true time.
RATE, verb. (transitive) To berate, scold.
RATE OF CLIMB, noun. (aviation) The rate at which an aircraft gains altitude. A negative rate of climb implies descent.
RATE OF CLIMB INDICATOR, noun. (aviation) An instrument installed in an aircraft that indicates the rate at which the aircraft is gaining or losing altitude.
RATE OF EXCHANGE, noun. Exchange rate
RATE TART, noun. (British) (informal) A person who signs up for a credit card that has a special introductory offer, such as low or zero interest for a certain period, uses the card for the duration of the offer, then cancels the card and switches to another with a similar offer, and so on.

Dictionary definition

RATE, noun. 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".
RATE, noun. Amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis; "a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5".
RATE, noun. The relative speed of progress or change; "he lived at a fast pace"; "he works at a great rate"; "the pace of events accelerated".
RATE, noun. 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".
RATE, verb. Assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide".
RATE, verb. Be worthy of or have a certain rating; "This bond rates highly".
RATE, verb. Estimate the value of; "How would you rate his chances to become President?"; "Gold was rated highly among the Romans".

Wise words

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