rating

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[ rey-ting ]
/ ˈreɪ tɪŋ /

noun

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Origin of rating

1
First recorded in 1525–35; rate1 + -ing1

Definition for rating (2 of 4)

rating2
[ rey-ting ]
/ ˈreɪ tɪŋ /

noun

an angry reprimand or rebuke; scolding.

Origin of rating

2
First recorded in 1570–80; rate2 + -ing1

Definition for rating (3 of 4)

rate1
[ reyt ]
/ reɪt /

noun

verb (used with object), rat·ed, rat·ing.

verb (used without object), rat·ed, rat·ing.

Origin of rate

1
1375–1425; (noun) late Middle English rate monetary value, estimated amount, proportional part < Medieval Latin rata < Latin (prō) ratā (parte) (according to) an estimated (part), ratā ablative singular of rata, feminine of ratus, past participle of rērī to judge; (v.) late Middle English raten to estimate the value (of), derivative of the noun

Definition for rating (4 of 4)

rate2
[ reyt ]
/ reɪt /

verb (used with or without object), rat·ed, rat·ing.

to chide vehemently; scold.

Origin of rate

2
1350–1400; Middle English (a)raten, perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Swedish, Norwegian rata to reject

OTHER WORDS FROM rate

rat·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rating (1 of 4)

rating1
/ (ˈreɪtɪŋ) /

noun

a classification according to order or grade; ranking
(in certain navies) a sailor who holds neither commissioned nor warrant rank; an ordinary seaman
sailing a handicap assigned to a racing boat based on its dimensions, sail area, weight, draught, etc
the estimated financial or credit standing of a business enterprise or individual
radio television a figure based on statistical sampling indicating what proportion of the total listening and viewing audience tune in to a specific programme or network

British Dictionary definitions for rating (2 of 4)

rating2
/ (ˈreɪtɪŋ) /

noun

a sharp scolding or rebuke

British Dictionary definitions for rating (3 of 4)

rate1
/ (reɪt) /

noun

verb (mainly tr)

Word Origin for rate

C15: from Old French, from Medieval Latin rata, from Latin prō ratā parte according to a fixed proportion, from ratus fixed, from rērī to think, decide

British Dictionary definitions for rating (4 of 4)

rate2
/ (reɪt) /

verb

(tr) to scold or criticize severely; rebuke harshly

Word Origin for rate

C14: perhaps related to Swedish rata to chide
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Medical definitions for rating

rate
[ rāt ]

n.

A quantity measured with respect to another measured quantity.
A measure of a part with respect to a whole; a proportion.
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Idioms and Phrases with rating

rate

see at any rate; at this rate; x-rated.

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