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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rate /ˈret/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 rate /ˈret/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 率 速率 費率 價格

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rate n.
 1. Established portion or measure; fixed allowance.
 The one right feeble through the evil rate
 Of food which in her duress she had found.   --Spenser.
 2. That which is established as a measure or criterion; degree; standard; rank; proportion; ratio; as, a slow rate of movement; rate of interest is the ratio of the interest to the principal, per annum.
    Heretofore the rate and standard of wit was different from what it is nowadays.   --South.
    In this did his holiness and godliness appear above the rate and pitch of other men's, in that he was so . . . merciful.   --Calamy.
    Many of the horse could not march at that rate, nor come up soon enough.   --Clarendon.
 3. Valuation; price fixed with relation to a standard; cost; charge; as, high or low rates of transportation.
    They come at dear rates from Japan.   --Locke.
 4. A tax or sum assessed by authority on property for public use, according to its income or value; esp., in England, a local tax; as, parish rates; town rates.
 5. Order; arrangement. [Obs.]
    Thus sat they all around in seemly rate.   --Spenser.
 6. Ratification; approval. [R.]
 7. Horol. The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time; as, daily rate; hourly rate; etc.
 8. Naut. (a) The order or class to which a war vessel belongs, determined according to its size, armament, etc.; as, first rate, second rate, etc. (b) The class of a merchant vessel for marine insurance, determined by its relative safety as a risk, as A1, A2, etc.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rate v. t. & i.  To chide with vehemence; to scold; to censure violently; to berate.
    Go, rate thy minions, proud, insulting boy!   --Shak.
    Conscience is a check to beginners in sin, reclaiming them from it, and rating them for it.   --Barrow.

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)

 Rate, v. i.
 1. To be set or considered in a class; to have rank; as, the ship rates as a ship of the line.
 2. To make an estimate.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis; "a
           10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5" [syn: charge
           per unit]
      2: a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they
         traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of
         change was faster than expected"
      3: the relative speed of progress or change; "he lived at a
         fast pace"; "he works at a great rate"; "the pace of
         events accelerated" [syn: pace]
      v 1: assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these
           students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food
           guide" [syn: rank, range, order, grade, place]
      2: be worthy of or have a certain rating; "This bond rates
      3: estimate the value of; "How would you rate his chances to
         become President?"; "Gold was rated highly among the
         Romans" [syn: value]