- 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
Definition for rates (2 of 2)
verb (used with or without object), rat·ed, rat·ing.
Origin of rate2
Related formsrat·er, noun
Examples from the Web for rates
Rates are thought to be similar in developed countries around the world.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Not surprisingly, rates for recovery vary enormously, from as low as three percent to upwards of 75 percent.
Well into the post-2008 recovery, the country suffers from rates of labor participation at a 36 year low.Legal but Still Poor: The Economic Consequences of Amnesty|Joel Kotkin|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hepatitis B plays by the same rules, though the rates of transmission are about 10 times more frequent.
They endure further torment as rates of rape, domestic violence and early marriage skyrocket in times of crisis.
Steadiness of rates, on the other hand, is vital to a healthy state of trade.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
He must be posted on rates and discounts, that he may cover his territory economically.
It was in vain to talk to him of the rates of foreign exchange in the mystic jargon of the Bourse.
In 1866 there was a further slight modification of the rates.The Development of Rates of Postage|A. D. Smith
I obeyed the impulse and went in and talked with the steamship agent of rates and the time of departure of the first steamer.Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love|Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton
British Dictionary definitions for rates (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for rates (2 of 3)
- 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 rates (3 of 3)
Word Origin for rate
Medicine definitions for rates
Idioms and Phrases with rates
see at any rate; at this rate; x-rated.