- 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.
Origin of rate1
Other definitions for rate (2 of 2)
Origin of rate2
OTHER WORDS FROM raterater, noun
How to use rate in a sentence
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
She thought about moving the show to New York City, where the number-two-rated This Week is sometimes filmed.David Gregory's 'Meet the Press' Eviction Exposed in Washingtonian Takedown|Lloyd Grove|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As Americans, we still have a right to air both our dirty laundry and our R-Rated films.
Kids, often more tech savvy than their parents, ogle XXX-rated photos and videos before they are legally old enough to do so.The Next Frontier of Sex Ed: How Porn Twists Teens’ Brains|Aurora Snow|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nintendo stepped in, making this the first M-rated game the company has published since Geist in 2005 (and only their third ever).Bayonetta Is Nintendo’s Graphic, Ass-Kicking Barbie|Alec Kubas-Meyer|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
Bonaparte at once summoned Lannes, rated him soundly, and commanded him immediately to refund the money.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The country clergy are without doubt the most over-rated persons in the country—I mean, of course, from a fiscal point of view.
Leech, the caricaturist,—one of the most absurdly over-rated men of this century,—was at Charterhouse from 1825 to 1831.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
Followed as a sole object, it loses its charm, because we perceive it is then over-rated.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
An angel in theory, the corporeal woman is soundly rated if dinner is late, or a room unswept.Alone|Marion Harland
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
Word Origin for rate
British Dictionary definitions for rate (2 of 2)
Word Origin for rate
Other Idioms and Phrases with rate
see at any rate; at this rate; x-rated.