Definition of Rate

1. Noun. A magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit. "The rate of change was faster than expected"

2. Verb. Assign a rank or rating to. "Sam and Sue rate the movie "; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

3. Noun. Amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis. "A 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5"

4. Verb. Be worthy of or have a certain rating. "This bond rates highly"
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Rating

5. Noun. The relative speed of progress or change. "The pace of events accelerated"

6. Verb. Estimate the value of. "Gold was rated highly among the Romans"
Exact synonyms: Value
Specialized synonyms: Revalue
Generic synonyms: Appraise, Assess, Evaluate, Measure, Valuate, Value
Derivative terms: Rating, Rating

7. Noun. A quantity or amount or measure considered as a proportion of another quantity or amount or measure. "The dropout rate"
Generic synonyms: Proportion

Definition of Rate

1. v. t. & i. To chide with vehemence; to scold; to censure violently.

2. n. Established portion or measure; fixed allowance.

3. v. t. To set a certain estimate on; to value at a certain price or degree.

4. v. i. To be set or considered in a class; to have rank; as, the ship rates as a ship of the line.

Definition of Rate

1. Noun. (obsolete) The estimated worth of something; value. (defdate 15th-19th c.) ¹

2. Noun. The proportional relationship between one amount, value etc. and another. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

3. Noun. Speed. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

4. Noun. The relative speed of change or progress. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

5. Noun. The price of (an individual) thing; cost. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

6. Noun. A set price or charge for all examples of a given case, commodity, service etc. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

7. Noun. A wage calculated in relation to a unit of time. ¹

8. Noun. Any of various taxes, especially those levied by a local authority. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

9. Noun. (nautical) A class into which ships were assigned based on condition, size etc.; by extension, rank. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To assign or be assigned a particular rank or level. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To evaluate or estimate the value of. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To consider or regard. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To deserve; to be worth. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To determine the limits of safe functioning for a machine or electrical device. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) (''chiefly (British) '') To evaluate a property's value for the purposes of local taxation. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive) (informal) To like; to think highly of. ¹

17. Verb. (intransitive) To have position (in a certain class). ¹

18. Verb. (intransitive) To have value or standing. ¹

19. Verb. (transitive) To berate, scold. ¹

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Definition of Rate

1. to estimate the value of [v RATED, RATING, RATES]

Medical Definition of Rate

1. The number of occurrences in one minute (for example respiratory rate, heart rate) (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rate

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ratchet wheels
ratchet wrench
ratchet wrenches
rate (current term)
rate-limiting step
rate-of-climb indicator
rate constants
rate equation
rate meter
rate of acceleration
rate of attrition
rate of climb
rate of climb indicator
rate of depreciation
rate of exchange
rate of flow
rate of growth
rate of inflation

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