- An amount measured in relation to another amount.
verb (rat, ing)
- The car was travelling at a rate of speed of fifty kilometres per hour.
- A price or fee determined in relation to a particular scale or standard.
- The central bank sets an interest rate.
- A price per unit for a service or product.
- Postal rates here are low.
- The relative speed of change or progress.
- The rate of production at the factory is skyrocketing.
- (statistics) A measure of the frequency of a given event, typically expressed as the number of occurrences of the event for every thousand or hundred thousand people in the total population considered.
- The mortality rate in the country was unusually high.
- wage, Wages calculated in relation to a unit of time.
- The pay rate is ten dollars per hour.
- A level of quality.
- This textbook is first rate.
- (transitive) To assign or be assigned a particular rank or level.
- She is rated fourth in the country.
- (transitive) To evaluate or estimate the value of.
- They rate his talents highly.
- (transitive) To consider or regard.
- He rated this book brilliant.
- (transitive) To deserve; to be worth.
- The view here hardly rates a mention in the travel guide.
- (transitive) To determine the limits of safe functioning for a machine or electrical device.
- The transformer is rated at 10 watts.
- (transitive) (chiefly ) To evaluate a property's value for the purposes of local taxation.
- (transitive) (informal) To like; to think highly of.
- The customers don't rate the new burgers.
- (intransitive) To have position (in a certain class).
- She rates among the most excellent chefs in the world.
- He rates as the best cyclist in the country.
- (intransitive) To have value or standing.
- This last performance of her's didn't rate very high with the judges.
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