• Rate Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The order or class to which a war vessel belongs, determined according to its size, armament, etc.; as, first rate, second rate, etc.
  2. (n.) 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. (v. i.) To make an estimate.
  4. (v. t.) 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.
  5. (v. t.) To assess for the payment of a rate or tax.
  6. (n.) Ratification; approval.
  7. (v. t. & i.) To chide with vehemence; to scold; to censure violently.
  8. (v. t.) To ratify.
  9. (v. i.) To be set or considered in a class; to have rank; as, the ship rates as a ship of the line.
  10. (v. t.) To set a certain estimate on; to value at a certain price or degree.
  11. (n.) The class of a merchant vessel for marine insurance, determined by its relative safety as a risk, as A1, A2, etc.
  12. (n.) The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time; as, daily rate; hourly rate; etc.
  13. (n.) Order; arrangement.
  14. (n.) Valuation; price fixed with relation to a standard; cost; charge; as, high or low rates of transportation.
  15. (n.) 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.
  16. (n.) Established portion or measure; fixed allowance.

Deserve, Grade, Merit, Order, Pace, Place, Range, Rank, Value,

• Ratel Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) Any carnivore of the genus Mellivora, allied to the weasels and the skunks; -- called also honey badger.

• Rateable Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) See Ratable.