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rate
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 16
2. 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.
3. Valuation; price fixed with relation to a standard; cost; charge; as, high or low rates of transportation.
4. 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.
7. The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time; as, daily rate; hourly rate; etc.
8. The order or class to which a war vessel belongs, determined according to its size, armament, etc.; as, first rate, second rate, etc.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To be set or considered in a class; to have rank; as, the ship rates as a ship of the line.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
2. To assess for the payment of a rate or tax.
3. 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.
4. To ratify.
Part of Speech: verb transitive, intransitive
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