rate meaning

EN[ɹeɪt] [(moʕáddal)]
  • Rate (mathematics), a specific kind of ratio, in which two measurements are related to each other
  • Rate of travel, or velocity
  • Naval rating or rate, terms used to designate specialty or seniority of enlisted naval personnel.
  • Rate of a ship, a term indicating a sail ship's firepower in the British Royal Navy
  • Bit rate, number of bits that are conveyed or processed per unit of time
  • Rates (Portuguese parish), a Portuguese parish and town located in the municipality of Póvoa de Varzim
  • In science and finance
  • Rate function, a function used to quantify the probabilities of a rare event
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    Definition of rate in English Dictionary

  • NounPLratesSUF-ate
    1. OBS The estimated worth of something; value.
      1. The proportional relationship between one amount, value etc. and another.
        1. In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result. If the bumf arrived electronically, the take-up rate was 0.1%. And for online adverts the “conversion” into sales was a minuscule 0.01%.
      2. Speed.
        1. The car was speeding down here at a hell of a rate. ‎
      3. The relative speed of change or progress.
        1. The rate of production at the factory is skyrocketing. ‎
      4. The price of (an individual) thing; cost.
        1. He asked quite a rate to take me to the airport. ‎
      5. A set price or charge for all examples of a given case, commodity, service etc.
        1. Postal rates here are low. ‎
      6. A wage calculated in relation to a unit of time.
        1. We pay an hourly rate of between $10 – $15 per hour depending on qualifications and experience. ‎
      7. Any of various taxes, especially those levied by a local authority.
        1. I hardly have enough left every month to pay the rates. ‎
      8. (nautical) A class into which ships were assigned based on condition, size etc.; by extension, rank.
        1. This textbook is first-rate. ‎
      9. OBS Established portion or measure; fixed allowance; ration.
        1. OBS Order; arrangement.
          1. OBS Ratification; approval.
            1. (horology) The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time.
              1. daily rate; hourly rate; etc.
          2. VerbSGratesPRratingPT, PPrated
            1. VT To assign or be assigned a particular rank or level.
              1. She is rated fourth in the country.
            2. VT To evaluate or estimate the value of.
              1. They rate his talents highly.
            3. VT To consider or regard.
              1. He rated this book brilliant.
            4. VT To deserve; to be worth.
              1. The view here hardly rates a mention in the travel guide.
            5. VT To determine the limits of safe functioning for a machine or electrical device.
              1. The transformer is rated at 10 watts.
            6. VT (chiefly Britain) To evaluate a property's value for the purposes of local taxation.
              1. VT INF To like; to think highly of.
                1. The customers don't rate the new burgers.
              2. VI To have position (in a certain class).
                1. She rates among the most excellent chefs in the world.
                2. He rates as the best cyclist in the country.
              3. VI To have value or standing.
                1. This last performance of hers didn't rate very high with the judges.
              4. VT To ratify.
                1. To ascertain the exact rate of the gain or loss of (a chronometer) as compared with true time.
                  1. VT To berate, scold.
                  2. More Examples
                    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                      • Studies were done in Kerala by Anoop et al., reveal [sic] hyperendemicity of dengue in the region with the presence of multiple serotypes and high rates of co-infection.
                      • Previous reports on unilateral LR recession commonly show extremely low rates of initial overcorrection and large exodrifts after surgery suggesting that the surgical dose may be increased.
                      • I put the high crime rate down to the high unemployment.
                    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                      • Rate of relapse among patients with supradiaphragmatic disease was 55%, compared to 42% among patients with subdiaphragmatic disease (P = 0.02).
                    3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                      • I switched to a different bank for better customer service, but there was little difference in terms of interest rates.
                      • Nevertheless, AHSCT continues to have a significant morbimortality rate.
                      • When that occurs, the device does not measure the amount of methane that the second sensor would capture, and so it underrecords methane leakage rates.
                  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                    1. Nouns
                      • Countable nouns
                      • Verbs
                        • Intransitive verbs
                          • Transitive verbs
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                        Meaning of rate for the defined word.

                        Grammatically, this word "rate" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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