- 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
Synonyms for rate
verb (used with or without object), rat·ed, rat·ing.
Origin of rate2
Examples from the Web for rated
Contemporary Examples of rated
The Kentucky Senate race is rated a toss-up, but most insiders think McConnell has it.And Now Mitch McConnell Is the ‘Pro-Woman’ Candidate!
October 20, 2014
Others in obvious discomfort have rated their pain as much lower on the scale.DEA's Painkiller Crackdown Too Little, Too Late?
August 27, 2014
In fact, last fall, Factcheck.org rated such claims as outright falsehoods.The Five Biggest Lies About Obamacare
August 17, 2014
Time Magazine rated it the no.1 episode of television in 2013.‘Star Wars’ Director Rian Johnson May Bring Balance to the Force
June 21, 2014
Get out the whips and paddles, the ‘Fifty Shades’ flick will be rated NC-17.Every Juicy Thing We Know About the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Movie
November 15, 2013
Historical Examples of rated
Roughly shaking the Cossack, I woke him up, rated him, and lost my temper.A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
I thought she rated Kenelm Parker about as high as anybody these days.Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
A generator operates most efficiently when delivering its rated output.The Automobile Storage Battery
O. A. Witte
The style and literary ability of John Blacman must be rated very low.Henry the Sixth
The preceptorial work is rated at more than half of the entire work of the term.College Teaching
- 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
Word Origin for rate
"estimated value or worth," early 15c., from Old French rate "price, value" and directly from Medieval Latin rata (pars) "fixed (amount)," from Latin rata "fixed, settled," fem. past participle of reri "to reckon, think" (see reason (n.)). Meaning "degree of speed" (prop. ratio between distance and time) is attested from 1650s. Currency exchange sense first recorded 1727. First-rate, second-rate, etc. are 1640s, from British Navy division of ships into six classes based on size and strength. Phrase at any rate originally (1610s) meant "at any cost;" weakened sense of "at least" is attested by 1760.
"to scold," late 14c., probably from Old French reter "to impute blame, accuse, find fault with," from Latin reputare "to count over, reflect," in Vulgar Latin, "to impute, blame" (see reputation). Related: Rated; rating.
"estimate the worth or value of," mid-15c., from rate (n.). Intransitive sense of "have a certain value, rank, or standing" is from 1809; specifically as "have high value" from 1928. Related: Rated; rating.
see at any rate; at this rate; x-rated.