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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rated; p. pr. & vb. n. Rating.]
 1. To set a certain estimate on; to value at a certain price or degree.
    To rate a man by the nature of his companions is a rule frequent indeed, but not infallible.   --South.
    You seem not high enough your joys to rate.   --Dryden.
 2. To assess for the payment of a rate or tax.
 3. To settle the relative scale, rank, position, amount, value, or quality of; as, to rate a ship; to rate a seaman; to rate a pension.
 4. To ratify. [Obs.] “To rate the truce.”  --Chapman.
 To rate a chronometer, to ascertain the exact rate of its gain or loss as compared with true time, so as to make an allowance or computation dependent thereon.
 Syn: -- To value; appraise; estimate; reckon.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chro·nom·e·ter n.
 1. An instrument for measuring time; a timekeeper.
 2. A portable timekeeper, with a heavy compensation balance, and usually beating half seconds; -- intended to keep time with great accuracy for use an astronomical observations, in determining longitude, etc.
 3. Mus. A metronome.
 Box chronometer. See under Box.
 Pocket chronometer, a chronometer in the form of a large watch.
 To rate a chronometer. See Rate, v. t.