- a tax on property for some local purpose.
- any tax assessed and paid to a local government, as any city tax or district tax.
verb (used with object), rat·ed, rat·ing.
verb (used without object), rat·ed, rat·ing.
- in any event; in any case.
- at least: It was a mediocre film, but at any rate there was one outstanding individual performance.
Origin of rate1
Definition for rate (2 of 2)
verb (used with or without object), rat·ed, rat·ing.
Origin of rate2
Related formsrat·er, noun
Examples from the Web for rate
At any rate, policy can enforce equal rights and foster equal opportunity.
The rate of violent crime had nearly doubled, so Republicans took ownership of that issue.
And the rate reaches 94 percent for unauthorized foreign men.
The rate of partner violence dwarfs the number of women who experience sexual assault from a stranger (7%).
This week, they launched a review section that will allow users to rate dispensaries on things like “quality” and “ambience.”Colorado Weed Dispensaries Celebrate ‘Green Friday’|Abby Haglage|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
House-rent is recorded at the rate of thirty dollars a year.Quaker Hill|Warren H. Wilson
Experience, at this rate, would be much like a paint of which the world pictures were made.Essays in Radical Empiricism|William James
"But Delphine at any rate loves her father," he said to himself.Father Goriot|Honore de Balzac
At any rate, if this be not strictly true,22 my mind is the most important and dominant element within me.
And there are, at any rate, some leading principles that I feel justified in laying down with confidence.Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it|Francis E. Anstie
British Dictionary definitions for rate (1 of 2)
- a price or charge with reference to a standard or scalerate of interest; rate of discount
- (as modifier)a rate card
- relative quality; class or grade
- (in combination)first-rate ideas
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for rate
British Dictionary definitions for rate (2 of 2)
Word Origin for rate
Medicine definitions for rate
Idioms and Phrases with rate
see at any rate; at this rate; x-rated.