Definitions for RATEreɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ratereɪt(n.; v.)rat•ed, rat•ing.
(n.)the amount of a charge or payment with reference to some basis of calculation:
a high rate of interest on loans.
a certain amount of one thing considered in relation to a unit of another thing :
at the rate of 60 miles an hour.
a fixed charge per unit of quantity:
a rate of 10 cents a pound.
degree of speed or progress:
to work at a rapid rate.
assigned position in any of a series of graded classes; rating.
the premium charge per unit of insurance.
a charge by a common carrier for transportation.
a wage paid on a specified time basis:
an hourly rate.
(v.t.)to estimate the value or worth of; appraise.
to esteem, consider, or account:
He is rated a fine writer.
to fix at a certain rate, as of charge or payment.
to value for purposes of taxation or the like.
to make subject to the payment of a certain rate or tax.
to place in a certain rank or class, as a ship or a sailor.
(v.i.)to have value or standing:
a performance that didn't rate very high.
Idioms for rate:
at any rate, in any event; in any case. at least.
Origin of rate:
1375–1425; late ME rate monetary value, estimated amount < ML rata < L (prō) ratā (parte) (according to) an estimated (part)
ratereɪt(v.t.; v.i.)rat•ed, rat•ing.
to chide vehemently.
Origin of rate:
1350–1400; ME (a)raten, perh. < Scand
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, charge per unit(noun)
amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis
"a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5"
the relative speed of progress or change
"he lived at a fast pace"; "he works at a great rate"; "the pace of events accelerated"
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, rank, range, order, grade, place(verb)
assign a rank or rating to
"how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
be worthy of or have a certain rating
"This bond rates highly"
estimate the value of
"How would you rate his chances to become President?"; "Gold was rated highly among the Romans"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the frequency with which sth happens or is done
the rising/falling unemployment rate; The rate of cancer deaths has gone up/down.
the speed sth happens
the rate of change; a fast/slow heart rate
the amount of money charged per hour, day, unit of work, etc.
the rate of pay; the rate per hour
the price or fee usually charged
What's the going rate for babysitting these days?
indicates you think sth is happening too slowly
At this rate we'll never get finished in time.
to chide with vehemence; to scold; to censure violently
established portion or measure; fixed allowance
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
valuation; price fixed with relation to a standard; cost; charge; as, high or low rates of transportation
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
the gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time; as, daily rate; hourly rate; etc
the order or class to which a war vessel belongs, determined according to its size, armament, etc.; as, first rate, second rate, etc
the class of a merchant vessel for marine insurance, determined by its relative safety as a risk, as A1, A2, etc
to set a certain estimate on; to value at a certain price or degree
to assess for the payment of a rate or tax
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
to be set or considered in a class; to have rank; as, the ship rates as a ship of the line
to make an estimate
In mathematics, a rate is a ratio between two measurements with different units. If the unit or quantity in respect of which something is changing is not specified, usually the rate is per unit time. However, a rate of change can be specified per unit time, or per unit of length or mass or another quantity. The most common type of rate is "per unit time", such as speed, heart rate and flux. Ratios that have a non-time denominator include exchange rates, literacy rates and electric flux. In describing the units of a rate, the word "per" is used to separate the units of the two measurements used to calculate the rate. A rate defined using two numbers of the same units or counts will result in a dimensionless quantity, which can be expressed as a percentage or fraction or as a multiple. Often rate is a synonym of rhythm or frequency, a count per second; e.g., radio frequencies or heart rate or sample rate.
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Rank popularity for the word 'RATE' in Nouns Frequency: #80
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Translations for RATE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the number of occasions within a given period of time when something happens or is done
a high (monthly) accident rate in a factory.
- taxaPortuguese (BR)
- die RateGerman
- taux, pourcentageFrench
- arány, rátaHungarian
- tíðni, hlutfall, prósentaIcelandic
- tasso, percentualeItalian
- 발생 횟수Korean
- dažnumas, vidutinis skaičiusLithuanian
- daudzums; skaits (laika periodā)Latvian
- prosent, tall, hyppighetNorwegian
- przeciętna (liczba)Polish
- rată, procent(aj)Romanian
- норма; коэффициентRussian
- počet, stupeňSlovak
- tal, siffraSwedish
- oran, nisbetTurkish
- 率Chinese (Trad.)
- tỷ lệVietnamese
- 率Chinese (Simp.)
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