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"
  2. be worthy of or have a certain rating; " This bond rates highly"
  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"
  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"
  5. assign a rank or rating to; " how would you rank these students?"; " The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
  6. estimate the value of; " How would you rate his chances to become President?"; " Gold was rated highly among the Romans"
  7. To chide with vehemence; to scold; to censure violently.
  8. Established portion or measure; fixed allowance.
  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.
  10. Valuation; price fixed with relation to a standard; cost; charge; as, high or low rates of transportation.
  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.
  12. Order; arrangement.
  13. Ratification; approval.
  14. The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time; as, daily rate; hourly rate; etc.
  15. The order or class to which a war vessel belongs, determined according to its size, armament, etc.; as, first rate, second rate, etc.
  16. The class of a merchant vessel for marine insurance, determined by its relative safety as a risk, as A1, A2, etc.
  17. To set a certain estimate on; to value at a certain price or degree.
  18. To assess for the payment of a rate or tax.
  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.
  20. To ratify.
  21. To be set or considered in a class; to have rank; as, the ship rates as a ship of the line.
  22. To make an estimate.
  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.
  24. To estimate; settle or fix the value, rank, or degree of; scold sharply.
  25. To be estimated, be placed in a certain class or rank.
  26. A ratio or proportion: allowance: standard: value: price: the class of a ship: movement, as fast or slow: a tax.
  27. To calculate: to estimate: to settle the relative rank, scale, or position of.
  28. To make an estimate: to be placed in a certain class.
  29. To tax one with a thing: to scold: to chide.
  30. Allowance; price; degree; movement; tax.
  31. To estimate; fix the rank of; scold.
  32. To estimate; assess.
  33. To be estimated; have rank or value.
  34. To rail at; scold; reprove with vehemence.
  35. Relative measure; degree; value; price; rank; class; tax.
  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.
  37. To value; to estimate; to fix the grade of.
  38. To chide with vehemence; to reprove.
  39. To be considered in a class; to make an estimate.
  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.
  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.
  42. To reprove; to chide; to censure severely.

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Quotes of rate

  1. You live and learn. At any rate you live. – Douglas Adams
  2. Regulations grow at the same rate as weeds. – Norman Ralph Augustine
  3. At any rate I can only see such a success having positive effects for everyone, particularly as our anticipation of the World cup would only increase further. – Franz Beckenbauer
  4. People forget... that we structured it so that the government, or the people, would be repaid with a really good rate of return. And as it turns out, that aspect of TARP, that's what happened. – George W. Bush
  5. When I get my heart rate up, I get good exercise and I think it's good for a lot of things, plus it's not hurting my hips right now. – Mike Ditka
  6. As with sound, images are subjective. You and I may not see the same color red as red, but we will probably agree that the image on the screen is a digital image or film image, based on contrast, bit depth, and refresh rate – John Dykstra
  7. There is no room in the world, as you say, for second rate work. – Gerald Finzi
  8. Every tax or rate forcibly taken from an unwilling person, is immoral and oppressive. – Auberon Herbert
  9. In the interest rate area, traders have for a long time used a version of what is known as Black's model for European bond options; another version of the same model for caps and floors; and yet another version of the same model for European swap options. – John Hull
  10. In Great Britain the price of food is at a higher level than in any other country, and consequently, the British artisan labours at a disadvantage in proportion to the higher rate of his food. – Joseph Hume
  11. The frontiers of knowledge in the various fields of our subject are expanding at such a rate that, work as hard as one can, one finds oneself further and further away from an understanding of the whole. – James Meade
  12. Cultural tourism surveys consistently rate San Francisco's art industry as a core reason for visiting. – Gavin Newsom
  13. I worked with the March of Dimes to enact legislation for a national birth defects prevention program to provide surveillance, research and preventive services aimed at reducing the rate of birth defects. – Solomon Ortiz
  14. It is not by the absolute quantity of produce obtained by either class, that we can correctly judge of the rate of profit, rent, and wages, but by the quantity of labour required to obtain that produce. – David Ricardo
  15. There is no man more dangerous, in a position of power, than he who refuses to accept as a working truth the idea that all a man does should make for rightness and soundness, that even the fixing of a tariff rate must be moral. – Ida Tarbell

Usage examples for rate

  1. No woman, at any rate – Mae Madden by Mary Murdoch Mason
  2. " A good many people have the idea, at any rate of course they may be wrong. – A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce
  3. So he can, first rate – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  4. Of me, at any rate answered Tom; I should never have been here now but for him. – Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes
  5. It's nothing very much, nothing to worry you at any rate – The Lost Valley by J. M. Walsh
  6. " I don't know how the world would get on, at that rate said David smiling. – Trading by Susan Warner
  7. At any rate you might try. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  8. 7191. At what rate was it sold? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. It isn't over; it isn't over,- at any rate for you. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  10. At any rate I should like to know a little more about the fellow myself. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  11. " Well, first call at any rate – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  12. At any rate they took no part in it. – The Settlers at Home by Harriet Martineau
  13. At any rate he is very likely to go there." – The Young Musician or, Fighting His Way by Horatio Alger
  14. At any rate till he sees us." – A Poached Peerage by William Magnay
  15. At any rate we shall soon know now. – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
  16. Dolly could not get near enough to hear what it was, at any rate – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  17. Any rate I'm going to look over my things, and see if I can't make something else do. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  18. Then at that rate who's to get married- eh? – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  19. At any rate we must try, Carry. – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  20. Thought I was doing first rate and I was then. – The Iron Furrow by George C. Shedd

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