- (nautical) A seaman in a warship
- (nautical) The status of a seaman, corresponding to rank in officers.
- In the Royal Navy the ratings, in order, are:- ordinary seaman, able seaman, leading seaman, petty officer and chief petty officer
- A number, letter, or other mark that refers to the ability of something.
- He has a high chess .
- (present participle of, rate)
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