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Definition of Rate


  1. To chide with vehemence; to scold; to censure violently.
  2. Established portion or measure; fixed allowance.
  3. 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.
  4. Valuation; price fixed with relation to a standard; cost; charge; as, high or low rates of transportation.
  5. 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.
  6. Order; arrangement.
  7. Ratification; approval.
  8. The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time; as, daily rate; hourly rate; etc.
  9. The order or class to which a war vessel belongs, determined according to its size, armament, etc.; as, first rate, second rate, etc.
  10. The class of a merchant vessel for marine insurance, determined by its relative safety as a risk, as A1, A2, etc.
  11. To set a certain estimate on; to value at a certain price or degree.
  12. To assess for the payment of a rate or tax.
  13. 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.
  14. To ratify.
  15. To be set or considered in a class; to have rank; as, the ship rates as a ship of the line.
  16. To make an estimate.
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Rate Translations

rate in Afrikaans is verhouding
rate in Danish is vurdere
rate in Dutch is proportie, verhouding, evenredigheid
rate in Finnish is arvioida
rate in German is bewerten, Frequenz
rate in Italian is ritmo, rata, rapporto, tariffa, parte
rate in Spanish is cadencia, fila, lote, proporcion, arancel, valorar