- a tax on property for some local purpose.
- any tax assessed and paid to a local government, as any city tax or district tax.
Idioms about rate
- in any event; in any case.
- at least: It was a mediocre film, but at any rate there was one outstanding individual performance.
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OTHER WORDS FROM raterater, noun
How to use rate in a sentence
If Republican-run Mississippi, with its Covid-19 death rate of 93 per 100,000, was a country, it would be in the top three globally, after San Marino and Peru.Trump says US Covid-19 deaths would be low if you excluded blue states. That’s wrong.|German Lopez|September 17, 2020|Vox
Founders Pledge estimates that a donation to this group would avert CO2 at a rate of $1 per metric ton.Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money.|Sigal Samuel|September 17, 2020|Vox
Publishers are broadly seeing upticks in programmatic ads rates over the last two months.‘We’re about hiring journalists’: Insider Inc. launches third global news hub in Singapore|Lucinda Southern|September 17, 2020|Digiday
The region will fall to the worst tier of the state’s reopening system if the high rate continues for another week.North County Report: Schools Are Reopening for Students Most in Need|Kayla Jimenez|September 16, 2020|Voice of San Diego
San Diego County’s coronavirus case rate is now surging, thanks in part to rising cases at San Diego State University.North County Report: Schools Are Reopening for Students Most in Need|Kayla Jimenez|September 16, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Historically the reelection rate for members of Congress is in the area of 95 percent.The Unbearable Whiteness of Congress|Dean Obeidallah|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
With a mortality rate of 70 percent, the more cases that arise, the deadlier this epidemic becomes.The Race for the Ebola Vaccine|Abby Haglage|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The accident rate in Asia has marred what was in 2014 a banner year for aviation safety.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
At any rate, policy can enforce equal rights and foster equal opportunity.No Gods, No Cops, No Masters|James Poulos|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Albuquerque Economic Development, a private non-profit, estimates the five year growth rate at almost double the U.S. in general.After The Fall: Introducing The Anti-Villain|Rich Goldstein|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In future years the poor-rate (so-called) will include, in addition to these, all other rates levyable by the Corporation.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
At any rate his stirring advice and the dispatches he brought roused the military authorities at Meerut into activity.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
If we turn again in a new direction, it will at any rate not be in the direction of a return to autocratic mediævalism.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Of course he was contemplating the application of a "two year old hickory," as he went on at the rate of two forty.
His arm was drawn around the drum, and finally his whole body was drawn over the shaft, at a fearful rate.
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
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British Dictionary definitions for rate (2 of 2)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with rate
see at any rate; at this rate; x-rated.