rate

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See also: Rate, raté, and råte

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Rhymes: -eɪt

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French, from Medieval Latin rata, from Latin prō ratā parte, from ratus (fixed), from rērī (think, deem, judge, estimate", originally "reckon, calculate).

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Noun[edit]

rate (plural rates)

  1. (obsolete) The estimated worth of something; value. [15th-19th centuries]
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, V.3:
      There shall no figure at such rate be set, / As that of true and faithfull Iuliet.
  2. The proportional relationship between one amount, value etc. and another. [from the 15th century]
    • 2013 May 25, “No hiding place”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8837, page 74: 
      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%.
    At the height of his powers, he was producing pictures at the rate of four a year.
  3. Speed. [from the 17th century]
    The car was speeding down here at a hell of a rate.
    • Clarendon
      Many of the horse could not march at that rate, nor come up soon enough.
  4. The relative speed of change or progress. [from the 18th century]
    The rate of production at the factory is skyrocketing.
  5. The price of (an individual) thing; cost. [from the 16th century]
    He asked quite a rate to take me to the airport.
  6. A set price or charge for all examples of a given case, commodity, service etc. [from the 16th century]
    Postal rates here are low.
  7. A wage calculated in relation to a unit of time.
    We pay an hourly rate of between $10 – $15 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.
  8. Any of various taxes, especially those levied by a local authority. [from the 17th century]
    I hardly have enough left every month to pay the rates.
  9. (nautical) A class into which ships were assigned based on condition, size etc.; by extension, rank.
    This textbook is first-rate.
  10. (obsolete) Established portion or measure; fixed allowance; ration.
    • Spenser
      The one right feeble through the evil rate / Of food which in her duress she had found.
  11. (obsolete) Order; arrangement.
    • Spenser
      Thus sat they all around in seemly rate.
  12. (obsolete) Ratification; approval.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chapman to this entry?)
  13. (horology) The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time.
    daily rate; hourly rate; etc.
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Verb[edit]

rate (third-person singular simple present rates, present participle rating, simple past and past participle rated)

  1. (transitive) To assign or be assigned a particular rank or level.
    She is rated fourth in the country.
  2. (transitive) To evaluate or estimate the value of.
    They rate his talents highly.
    • South
      To rate a man by the nature of his companions is a rule frequent indeed, but not infallible.
  3. (transitive) To consider or regard.
    He rated this book brilliant.
  4. (transitive) To deserve; to be worth.
    The view here hardly rates a mention in the travel guide.
  5. (transitive) To determine the limits of safe functioning for a machine or electrical device.
    The transformer is rated at 10 watts.
  6. (transitive, chiefly UK) To evaluate a property's value for the purposes of local taxation.
  7. (transitive, informal) To like; to think highly of.
    The customers don't rate the new burgers.
  8. (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.
  9. (intransitive) To have value or standing.
    This last performance of hers didn't rate very high with the judges.
  10. (transitive) To ratify.
    • Chapman
      to rate the truce
  11. To ascertain the exact rate of the gain or loss of (a chronometer) as compared with true time.
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  • (have position in a certain class): rank
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English raten (to scold, chide), from Old Norse hrata (to refuse, reject, slight, find fault with), from Proto-Germanic *hratōną (to sway, shake), from Proto-Indo-European *krad- (to swing). Cognate with Swedish rata (to reject, refuse, find fault, slight), Norwegian rata (to reject, cast aside), Old English hratian (to rush, hasten).

Verb[edit]

rate (third-person singular simple present rates, present participle rating, simple past and past participle rated)

  1. (transitive) To berate, scold.
    • Shakespeare
      Go, rate thy minions, proud, insulting boy!
    • Barrow
      Conscience is a check to beginners in sin, reclaiming them from it, and rating them for it.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, John IX:
      Then rated they hym, and sayde: Thou arte hys disciple.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, I.56:
      Andronicus the Emperour, finding by chance in his pallace certaine principall men very earnestly disputing against Lapodius about one of our points of great importance, taunted and rated them very bitterly, and threatened if they gave not over, he would cause them to be cast into the river.
    • 1825, Sir Walter Scott, The Talisman, ch.iv:
      He beheld him, his head still muffled in the veil [] couching, like a rated hound, upon the threshold of the chapel; but apparently without venturing to cross it; [] a man borne down and crushed to the earth by the burden of his inward feelings.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch.XV, Practical — Devotional
      The successful monk, on the morrow morning, hastens home to Ely []. The successful monk, arriving at Ely, is rated for a goose and an owl; is ordered back to say that Elmset was the place meant.
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See to berate.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Germanic. See Dutch rate, literally "honeycomb," as the cellular tissue of the spleen is said to resemble honeycomb.[1]

Noun[edit]

rate f (plural rates)

  1. spleen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brachet, An etymological dictionary of the French language

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected forms.

Noun[edit]

rate f (plural rates)

  1. (female) rat

Verb[edit]

rate

  1. first-person singular present indicative of rater
  2. third-person singular present indicative of rater
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of rater
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of rater
  5. second-person singular imperative of rater

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

rate

  1. First-person singular present of raten.
  2. Imperative singular of raten.
    Rate mal, wer gerade gekommen ist! - Guess who's just arrived.
  3. First-person singular subjunctive I of raten.
  4. Third-person singular subjunctive I of raten.

Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

rate (plural rates)

  1. A raft.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

rate f

  1. plural form of rata

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

rate f (plural rates)

  1. (anatomy) spleen

Ladin[edit]

Verb[edit]

rate

  1. first-person singular present indicative of rater
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of rater
  3. third-person singular present subjunctive of rater
  4. third-person plural present subjunctive of rater

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rate

  1. vocative masculine singular of ratus