[ rey-ter ]
/ ˈreɪ tər /


a person who makes rates or ratings.
a person or thing that is of a specific rating (usually used in combination): The show's star is a first-rater.
Slang. any of various small, popular yachts belonging to standard classes.

Nearby words

  1. rated load,
  2. rateen,
  3. ratel,
  4. ratemaking,
  5. ratepayer,
  6. rates,
  7. ratfink,
  8. ratfish,
  9. rath,
  10. ratha

Origin of rater

First recorded in 1605–15; rate1 + -er1

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