- rating badge,
- rating nut,
Origin of rating1
Origin of rating2
- 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.
Origin of rate1
verb (used with or without object), rat·ed, rat·ing.
Origin of rate2
Examples from the Web for rating
However, first time Star Wars director J.J. Abrams has never made a film with any other rating.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sweden explores new frontiers in our misguided, foolish, pointless obsession with rating and censoring entertainment.
Critics swooned, with the Los Angeles Daily News giving it an “A” rating.‘The Prince of Chocolate City’: When Gil Scott-Heron Became A Music Icon|Marcus Baram|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Generally, the better the rating, the lower the borrowing cost for the issuer.
We need leaders at every level — state, local and federal — to understand the lives of women matter more than their NRA rating.Use Your Vote to Take Stand Against Domestic Violence|Shannon Watts|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Chorlton deals clearly and concisely with the whole subject of rating and land values.The Great Civil War in Lancashire (1642-1651)|Ernest Broxap
A great deal is due to you, I know; but I can't pay a jot of it while you go on rating my father like a madman.'The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete|George Meredith
We all have a rating here, and we could not get here without it.Jane Allen: Center|Edith Bancroft
For a Master Pilot of the World does not get his rating on vain boasts.Astounding Stories, August, 1931|Various
The rating she has just given me for my speech of last night!Lady Rose's Daughter|Mrs. Humphry Ward
- 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
Word Origin for rate
1530s, "a fixing of rates," verbal noun from rate (v.2). Meaning "a classification according to rates" is from 1764. Ratings of TV programs, originally radio programs, began 1930 in U.S. under system set up by U.S. pollster and market researcher Archibald M. Crossley (1896-1985), and were called Crossley ratings or Crossleys until ratings began to be preferred c.1947.
"estimated value or worth," early 15c., from Old French rate "price, value" and directly from Medieval Latin rata (pars) "fixed (amount)," from Latin rata "fixed, settled," fem. past participle of reri "to reckon, think" (see reason (n.)). Meaning "degree of speed" (prop. ratio between distance and time) is attested from 1650s. Currency exchange sense first recorded 1727. First-rate, second-rate, etc. are 1640s, from British Navy division of ships into six classes based on size and strength. Phrase at any rate originally (1610s) meant "at any cost;" weakened sense of "at least" is attested by 1760.
"to scold," late 14c., probably from Old French reter "to impute blame, accuse, find fault with," from Latin reputare "to count over, reflect," in Vulgar Latin, "to impute, blame" (see reputation). Related: Rated; rating.
"estimate the worth or value of," mid-15c., from rate (n.). Intransitive sense of "have a certain value, rank, or standing" is from 1809; specifically as "have high value" from 1928. Related: Rated; rating.
see at any rate; at this rate; x-rated.