rate /ˈret/ 名詞
率 速率 費率 價格
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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]