rate

rate
rate1
noun
1》 a measure, quantity, or frequency: the island has a very low crime rate.
2》 the speed with which something moves or happens.
3》 a fixed price paid or charged for something.
4》 the amount of a charge or payment expressed as a percentage of another amount, or as a basis of calculation.
5》 (rates) (in the UK) a tax on commercial land and buildings paid to a local authority (formerly levied also on private property).
verb
1》 assign a standard or value to (something) according to a particular scale.
2》 assign a standard, optimal, or limiting rating to (a piece of equipment).
3》 consider to be of a certain quality or standard.
    ↘informal have a high opinion of.
    ↘be worthy of; merit.
4》 (in the UK) assess the value of (a property) for the purpose of levying rates.
Phrases
at any rate whatever happens or may have happened.
at this (or that) rate if things continue in this or that way.
Origin
ME: from OFr., from med. L. rata (from L. pro rata parte (or portione) 'according to the proportional share'), from ratus 'reckoned', past participle of reri.
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rate2
verb archaic scold angrily.
Origin
ME: of unknown origin.
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rate3
verb variant spelling of ret.

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