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The Definition of - rate (noun)

    noun
    1.
    the amount of a charge or payment with reference to some basis of calculation:
    a high rate of interest on loans.
    2.
    a certain quantity or amount of one thing considered in relation to a unit of another thing and used as a standard or measure:
    at the rate of 60 miles an hour.
    3.
    a fixed charge per unit of quantity:
    a rate of 10 cents a pound.
    4.
    price; cost:
    to cut rates on all home furnishings.
    5.
    degree of speed, progress, etc.:
    to work at a rapid rate.
    6.
    degree or comparative extent of action or procedure:
    the rate of increase in work output.
    7.
    relative condition or quality; grade, class, or sort.
    8.
    assigned position in any of a series of graded classes; rating.
    9.
    Insurance. the premium charge per unit of insurance.
    10.
    a charge by a common carrier for transportation, sometimes including certain services involved in rendering such transportation.
    11.
    a wage paid on a specified time basis:
    a salary figured on an hourly rate.
    12.
    a charge or price established in accordance with a scale or standard:
    hotel rates based on length of stay.
    13.
    Horology. the relative adherence of a timepiece to perfect timekeeping, measured in terms of the amount of time gained or lost within a certain period.
    14.
    Usually, rates. British.
    1. a tax on property for some local purpose.
    2. any tax assessed and paid to a local government, as any city tax or district tax.
    verb (used with object), rated, rating.
    15.
    to estimate the value or worth of; appraise:
    to rate a student's class performance.
    16.
    to esteem, consider, or account:
    He was rated one of the best writers around.
    17.
    to fix at a certain rate, as of charge or payment.
    18.
    to value for purposes of taxation or the like.
    19.
    to make subject to the payment of a certain rate or tax.
    20.
    to place in a certain rank, class, etc., as a ship or a sailor; give a specific rating to.
    21.
    to be considered or treated as worthy of; merit:
    an event that doesn't even rate a mention in most histories of the period.
    22.
    to arrange for the conveyance of (goods) at a certain rate.
    verb (used without object), rated, rating.
    23.
    to have value, standing, etc.:
    a performance that didn't rate very high in the competition.
    24.
    to have position in a certain class.
    25.
    to rank very high in estimation:
    The new teacher really rates with our class.
    Idioms
    26.
    at any rate,
    1. in any event; in any case.
    2. at least:
      It was a mediocre film, but at any rate there was one outstanding individual performance.

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Word Origin & History of - rate

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