See also: Rate, raté, ratë, Räte, råte, rațe, and râté

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: rāt, IPA(key): /ɹeɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪt

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English rate, from Old French rate, from Medieval Latin rata, from Latin prō ratā parte (according to a fixed part), from ratus (fixed), from rērī (think, deem, judge, estimate", originally "reckon, calculate).

NounEdit

rate (plural rates)

  1. (obsolete) The worth of something; value. [15th–19th centuries]
  2. The proportional relationship between one amount, value etc. and another. [from 15th c.]
    • 2013 May 25, “No hiding place”, in The Economist[1], 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 17th c.]
    The car was speeding down here at a hell of a rate.
  4. The relative speed of change or progress. [from 18th c.]
    The rate of production at the factory is skyrocketing.
  5. The price of (an individual) thing; cost. [from 16th c.]
    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 16th c.]
    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 17th c.]
    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.
  11. (obsolete) Order; arrangement.
  12. (obsolete) Ratification; approval.
    • c. 1610s, George Chapman, Caesar and Pompey
      Tis offerd, Sir, 'boue the rate of Caesar
      In other men, but in what I approue
      Beneath his merits: which I will not faile
      T'enforce at full to Pompey, nor forget
      In any time the gratitude of my seruice.
  13. (horology) The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time.
    daily rate; hourly rate; etc.
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VerbEdit

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.
    • 1661, Robert South, False Foundations Removed (sermon)
      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.
    • 1955, Rex Stout, "When a Man Murders...", in Three Witnesses, October 1994 Bantam edition, →ISBN, page 101:
      Only two assistant district attorneys rate corner offices, and Mandelbaum wasn't one of them.
  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 Britain) 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.
  11. To ascertain the exact rate of the gain or loss of (a chronometer) as compared with true time.
SynonymsEdit
  • (have position in a certain class): rank
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Etymology 2Edit

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).

VerbEdit

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

  1. (transitive) To berate, scold.
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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Germanic, probably Dutch rate (literally honeycomb), as the cellular tissue of the spleen is said to resemble honeycomb, from Proto-Germanic *hrētō-, from Proto-Indo-European *kreh₁d-eh₂-. [1]

NounEdit

rate f (plural rates)

  1. spleen
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Etymology 2Edit

rat +‎ -e

NounEdit

rate f (plural rates, masculine rat)

  1. female equivalent of rat; female rat
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VerbEdit

rate

  1. inflection of rater:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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    Brachet, An etymological dictionary of the French language

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

rate

  1. inflection of raten:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative
    Rate mal, wer gerade gekommen ist! - Guess who's just arrived.
  2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I of raten

Haitian CreoleEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French rareté.

NounEdit

rate

  1. shortage, scarcity

Etymology 2Edit

From French rater.

VerbEdit

rate

  1. to miss

ReferencesEdit

  • Targète, Jean and Urciolo, Raphael G. Haitian Creole-English dictionary (1993; →ISBN)

InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

rate (plural rates)

  1. A raft.

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

rate f

  1. plural of rata

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LadinEdit

VerbEdit

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

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

rate

  1. vocative masculine singular of ratus

NounEdit

rate

  1. ablative singular of ratis

MakasarEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

rate (Lontara spelling ᨑᨈᨙ)

  1. above
    Antonym: rawa

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

rate f (plural rates)

  1. (Jersey, anatomy) spleen

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin (pro) rata.

NounEdit

rate m (definite singular raten, indefinite plural rater, definite plural ratene)

  1. rate
  2. instalment (UK) or installment (US)
    månedlige rater - monthly instalments

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin (pro) rata.

NounEdit

rate m (definite singular raten, indefinite plural ratar, definite plural ratane)

  1. rate
  2. instalment (UK) or installment (US)
    månadlege ratar - monthly instalments

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

rate (Cyrillic spelling рате)

  1. vocative singular of rat