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4 letters words from 'rate'

ARET 4RATE 4
TARE 4TEAR 4

3 letters words from 'rate'

ARE 3ART 3
ATE 3EAR 3
EAT 3ERA 3
ETA 3RAT 3
RET 3TAE 3
TAR 3TEA 3

2 letters words from 'rate'

AE 2AR 2
AT 2EA 2
ER 2ET 2
RE 2TA 2
TE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of rate

rate arte rtae trae atre tare raet aret reat erat aert eart rtea trea reta erta tera etra ater taer aetr eatr tear etar

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Definitions and meaning of rate

rate

Pronunciation

  • enPR: rāt, IPA(key): /ɹeɪt/,
  • Rhymes: -eɪt

Etymology 1

From Middle English rate, from Old French rate, from Medieval Latin rata, from Latin prō ratā parte (according to a fixed part), from ratus (fixed), from rērī (think, deem, judge, estimate", originally "reckon, calculate).

Noun

rate (plural rates)

  1. (obsolete) The worth of something; value. [15th-19th centuries]
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, V.3:
      There shall no figure at such rate be set, / As that of true and faithfull Iuliet.
    • His natural parts were not of the first rate, but he had greatly improved them by a learned education.
  2. The proportional relationship between one amount, value etc. and another. [from the 15th century]
  3. Speed. [from the 17th century]
    • (Can we date this quote by Clarendon and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Many of the horse could not march at that rate, nor come up soon enough.
  4. The relative speed of change or progress. [from the 18th century]
  5. The price of (an individual) thing; cost. [from the 16th century]
  6. A set price or charge for all examples of a given case, commodity, service etc. [from the 16th century]
  7. A wage calculated in relation to a unit of time.
  8. Any of various taxes, especially those levied by a local authority. [from the 17th century]
  9. (nautical) A class into which ships were assigned based on condition, size etc.; by extension, rank.
  10. (obsolete) Established portion or measure; fixed allowance; ration.
    • (Can we date this quote by Spenser and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      The one right feeble through the evil rate / Of food which in her duress she had found.
  11. (obsolete) Order; arrangement.
    • (Can we date this quote by Spenser and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Thus sat they all around in seemly rate.
  12. (obsolete) Ratification; approval.
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  13. (horology) The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time.
    daily rate; hourly rate; etc.
Hyponyms
Derived terms
Related terms
Translations
References
  • rate on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Verb

rate (third-person singular simple present rates, present participle rating, simple past and past participle rated)

  1. (transitive) To assign or be assigned a particular rank or level.
    She is rated fourth in the country.
  2. (transitive) To evaluate or estimate the value of.
    They rate his talents highly.
    • (Can we date this quote by South and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      To rate a man by the nature of his companions is a rule frequent indeed, but not infallible.
  3. (transitive) To consider or regard.
    He rated this book brilliant.
  4. (transitive) To deserve; to be worth.
    The view here hardly rates a mention in the travel guide.
    • 1955, Rex Stout, "When a Man Murders...", in Three Witnesses, October 1994 Bantam edition, →ISBN, page 101:
      Only two assistant district attorneys rate corner offices, and Mandelbaum wasn't one of them.
  5. (transitive) To determine the limits of safe functioning for a machine or electrical device.
    The transformer is rated at 10 watts.
  6. (transitive, chiefly Britain) To evaluate a property's value for the purposes of local taxation.
  7. (transitive, informal) To like; to think highly of.
    The customers don't rate the new burgers.
  8. (intransitive) To have position (in a certain class).
    She rates among the most excellent chefs in the world.
    He rates as the best cyclist in the country.
  9. (intransitive) To have value or standing.
    This last performance of hers didn't rate very high with the judges.
  10. (transitive) To ratify.
    • (Can we date this quote by Chapman and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      to rate the truce
  11. To ascertain the exact rate of the gain or loss of (a chronometer) as compared with true time.
Synonyms
  • (have position in a certain class): rank
Derived terms
  • rating
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English raten (to scold, chide), from Old Norse hrata (to refuse, reject, slight, find fault with), from Proto-Germanic *hratōną (to sway, shake), from Proto-Indo-European *krad- (to swing). Cognate with Swedish rata (to reject, refuse, find fault, slight), Norwegian rata (to reject, cast aside), Old English hratian (to rush, hasten).

Verb

rate (third-person singular simple present rates, present participle rating, simple past and past participle rated)

  1. (transitive) To berate, scold.
    • (Can we date this quote by Barrow and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Conscience is a check to beginners in sin, reclaiming them from it, and rating them for it.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, John IX:
      Then rated they hym, and sayde: Thou arte hys disciple.
    • 1825, Sir Walter Scott, The Talisman, ch.iv:
      He beheld him, his head still muffled in the veil [] couching, like a rated hound, upon the threshold of the chapel; but apparently without venturing to cross it; [] a man borne down and crushed to the earth by the burden of his inward feelings.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch.XV, Practical — Devotional
      The successful monk, on the morrow morning, hastens home to Ely []. The successful monk, arriving at Ely, is rated for a goose and an owl; is ordered back to say that Elmset was the place meant.
Translations

Further reading

  • rate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • rate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
  • rate at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • 'eart, Ater, Reta, aret, tare, tear, tera-

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁat/

Etymology 1

From Germanic. See Dutch rate, literally "honeycomb," as the cellular tissue of the spleen is said to resemble honeycomb.

Noun

rate f (plural rates)

  1. spleen

Etymology 2

rat +‎ -e

Noun

rate f (plural rates, masculine rat)

  1. feminine equivalent of rat; female rat

Verb

rate

  1. first-person singular present indicative of rater
  2. third-person singular present indicative of rater
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of rater
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of rater
  5. second-person singular imperative of rater

References

Anagrams

  • âtre, tare, taré

Further reading

  • “rate” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

German

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aːtə

Verb

rate

  1. First-person singular present of raten.
  2. Imperative singular of raten.
    Rate mal, wer gerade gekommen ist! - Guess who's just arrived.
  3. First-person singular subjunctive I of raten.
  4. Third-person singular subjunctive I of raten.

Interlingua

Noun

rate (plural rates)

  1. A raft.

Italian

Noun

rate f

  1. plural of rata

Anagrams

  • arte, atre, erta, etra, tare, trae

Ladin

Verb

rate

  1. first-person singular present indicative of rater
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of rater
  3. third-person singular present subjunctive of rater
  4. third-person plural present subjunctive of rater

Latin

Adjective

rate

  1. vocative masculine singular of ratus

Noun

rate

  1. ablative singular of ratis

Norman

Etymology

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Noun

rate f (plural rates)

  1. (Jersey, anatomy) spleen

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin (pro) rata

Noun

rate m (definite singular raten, indefinite plural rater, definite plural ratene)

  1. rate
  2. instalment (UK) or installment (US)
    månedlige rater - monthly instalments

Derived terms

  • dødsrate
  • fødselsrate

References

  • “rate” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin (pro) rata

Noun

rate m (definite singular raten, indefinite plural ratar, definite plural ratane)

  1. rate
  2. instalment (UK) or installment (US)
    månadlege ratar - monthly instalments

Derived terms

  • dødsrate
  • fødselsrate

References

  • “rate” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

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  • RATCH, to wander, prowl.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)