- 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.
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Idioms for rate
- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM raterater, noun
Example sentences from the Web for rate
It said the committee’s work was probably done, at any rate.Supreme Court postpones hearing on congressional effort to obtain secret Mueller material|Robert Barnes|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The rate of coronavirus spread across the greater Washington region has doubled since the start of November, pushing the number of average daily cases to a record Friday for a 17th consecutive day.National Harbor curfew issued for minors as D.C. region sets coronavirus record for 17th day|Rachel Chason, Dana Hedgpeth, Fenit Nirappil|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
All the virtual consultations are covered without an additional payment and in-person or specialty consultations come at a 30% reduced rate to an out-of-pocket payment, according to Sanchez.Index ventures into Latin America to back Sofia, a Mexico City-based telemedicine and health insurer|Jonathan Shieber|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
Officials said the university lab would provide the tests for $40 per specimen, about half the going rate.Hogan’s first batch of coronavirus tests from South Korea were flawed, never used|Steve Thompson|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Again, there is a noticeably lower rate of infection among younger students than among staff, suggesting that sending children in these neighborhoods to school for in-person instruction would not increase the danger of their contracting covid-19.Schools are not spreading covid-19. This new data explains why.|Emily Oster|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
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!|Eleanor Clift|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Others in obvious discomfort have rated their pain as much lower on the scale.
In fact, last fall, Factcheck.org rated such claims as outright falsehoods.
Time Magazine rated it the no.1 episode of television in 2013.‘Star Wars’ Director Rian Johnson May Bring Balance to the Force|Rich Goldstein|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Amy Zimmerman|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The standing of every family in those parts was rated by the number of dogs they possessed.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
Among seamen she was rated an unlucky ship, and Lawrence was confidently expected to break the spell.The Fight for a Free Sea: A Chronicle of the War of 1812|Ralph D. Paine
Ah, but he rated himself pitilessly as he bent his flushed face over his plate of stew.Brothers of Peril|Theodore Goodridge Roberts
The towns named their own magistrates of every kind, rated themselves, and levied their own taxes.American Institutions and Their Influence|Alexis de Tocqueville et al.
He threatened me grievously and reviled me, and rated me as though I had been a dog.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume V|J. H. Merle d'Aubigné
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
Medical definitions for rate
Idioms and Phrases with rate
see at any rate; at this rate; x-rated.