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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rate  \Rate\,  n.  [OF.,  fr  L.  rata  (sc.  pars),  fr  ratus 
  reckoned,  fixed  by  calculation,  p.  p.  of  reri  to  reckon,  to 
  calculate.  Cf  {Reason}.] 
  1.  Established  portion  or  measure;  fixed  allowance. 
  The  one  right  feeble  through  the  evil  rate,  Of  food 
  which  in  her  duress  she  had  found  --Spenser. 
  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. 
  Heretofore  the  rate  and  standard  of  wit  was 
  different  from  what  it  is  nowadays.  --South. 
  In  this  did  his  holiness  and  godliness  appear  above 
  the  rate  and  pitch  of  other  men's,  in  that  he  was  so 
  .  .  .  merciful.  --Calamy. 
  Many  of  the  horse  could  not  march  at  that  rate,  nor 
  come  up  soon  enough.  --Clarendon. 
  3.  Variation;  prise  fixed  with  relation  to  a  standard;  cost; 
  charge;  as  high  or  low  rates  of  transportation. 
  They  come  at  dear  rates  from  Japan.  --Locke. 
  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. 
  5.  Order  arrangement.  [Obs.] 
  Thus  sat  they  all  around  in  seemly  rate.  --Spenser. 
  6.  Ratification;  approval.  [R.]  --Chapman. 
  7.  (Horol.)  The  gain  or  loss  of  a  timepiece  in  a  unit  of 
  time;  as  daily  rate;  hourly  rate;  etc 
  8.  (Naut.) 
  a  The  order  or  class  to  which  a  war  vessel  belongs, 
  determined  according  to  its  size,  armament,  etc.;  as 
  first  rate,  second  rate,  etc 
  b  The  class  of  a  merchant  vessel  for  marine  insurance, 
  determined  by  its  relative  safety  as  a  risk,  as  A1, 
  A2,  etc 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rate  \Rate\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [Perh.  fr  E.  rate,  v.  t.,  to  value  at  a 
  certain  rate,  to  estimate,  but  more  prob.  fr  Sw  rata  to 
  find  fault,  to  blame,  to  despise,  to  hold  cheap;  cf  Icel. 
  hrat  refuse,  hrati  rubbish.] 
  To  chide  with  vehemence;  to  scold;  to  censure  violently. 
  Go  rate  thy  minions,  proud,  insulting  boy!  --Shak. 
  Conscience  is  a  check  to  beginners  in  sin,  reclaiming 
  them  from  it  and  rating  them  for  it  --Barrow. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rate  \Rate\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  set  or  considered  in  a  class;  to  have  rank;  as  the 
  ship  rates  as  a  ship  of  the  line 
  2.  To  make  an  estimate. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rate  \Rate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Rated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  set  a  certain  estimate  on  to  value  at  a  certain  price 
  or  degree. 
  To  rate  a  man  by  the  nature  of  his  companions  is  a 
  rule  frequent  indeed,  but  not  infallible.  --South. 
  You  seem  not  high  enough  your  joys  to  rate. 
  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.  [Obs.]  ``To  rate  the  truce.''  --Chapman. 
  {To  rate  a  chronometer},  to  ascertain  the  exact  rate  of  its 
  gain  or  loss  as  compared  with  true  time,  so  as  to  make  an 
  allowance  or  computation  depended  thereon. 
  Syn:  To  value;  appraise;  estimate;  reckon. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  amount  of  a  charge  or  payment  relative  to  some  basis;  "a 
  10-minute  phone  call  at  that  rate  would  cost  $5"  [syn:  {charge 
  per  unit}] 
  2:  a  magnitude  or  frequency  relative  to  a  time  unit;  "they 
  traveled  at  a  rate  of  55  miles  per  hour";  "the  rate  of 
  change  was  faster  than  expected" 
  3:  the  relative  speed  of  progress  or  change;  "he  lived  at  a 
  fast  pace";  "he  works  at  a  great  rate";  "the  pace  of 
  events  accelerated"  [syn:  {pace}] 
  4:  (British)  a  local  tax  on  property  (usually  used  in  the 
  v  1:  assign  a  rank  or  rating  to  "how  would  you  rank  these 
  students?"  [syn:  {rank},  {range},  {order},  {grade},  {place}] 
  2:  be  worthy  of  or  have  a  certain  rating  [syn:  {deserve},  {merit}] 
  3:  estimate  the  value  of  something  [syn:  {value}] 

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