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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ratesnoun

    a local tax on property (usually used in the plural)


  1. ratesnoun

    (British or Australian) Taxes, usually on property, levelled by local government.


  1. rates

    Rates are a specific kind of ratio used in various fields to compare different quantities, often in terms of different units or categories. They are typically measured over a certain time period or per unit. Rates can express anything from speed (miles per hour), to interest (percentage per year), to population growth (people per square mile), among others.


  1. Rates

    Rates is a Portuguese parish and a former township located in the municipality of Póvoa de Varzim. In the census of 2001, it had a population of 2,539 inhabitants and a total area of 13.88 square kilometres. The township has records dating to the 13th century and, still today, it preserves landmarks such as the townsquare and a well-preserved and notable Romanesque temple.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. RATES

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rates is ranked #110825 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rates surname appeared 159 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Rates.

    55.3% or 88 total occurrences were White.
    31.4% or 50 total occurrences were Black.
    7.5% or 12 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    5.6% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rates' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #850

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rates' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1418

Anagrams for rates »

  1. arste

  2. aster

  3. resat

  4. setar

  5. stare

  6. tares

  7. tarse

  8. Taser

  9. taser

  10. tears

  11. teras

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rates in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rates in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of rates in a Sentence

  1. Laxmi Mehta:

    We know rates of heart attacks in young women are lower than in young men, the death rates may be higher in women due to underuse of guideline-derived medical therapies and lower referral rates to cardiac rehab in women.

  2. Gerard Anderson:

    There is no justification for these outrageous rates but no one tells hospitals they can't charge them, for the most part, there is no regulation of hospital rates and there are no market forces that force hospitals to lower their rates. They charge these prices simply because they can.

  3. Bill Keenan:

    I think essentially it's because of lower interest rates, after the Brexit, interest rates moved lower globally and the main change has probably been the Fed staying on hold. The RBA is thought to have an easing bias and interest rates are key driver of the share market.


    the system set. The truth is:- insurance premiums are set on mortality rates so that companies would pay out less than they take in. In america black people died earlier than whites.So discrimination set in. Racism dictated that-emancipated blacks were uninsurable. Discrimination based on statistics has now a technotyrannical basis. We have become a racially decadent society.

  5. Lowell Duckett:

    Gun control has not worked in D.C. The only people who have guns are criminals. We have the strictest gun laws in the nation and one of the highest murder rates. It's quicker to pull your Smith & Wesson than to dial 911 if you're being robbed.

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    the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
    • A. odometer
    • B. equity
    • C. downsizing
    • D. gauge

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