Definitions of rate

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