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Meaning & Definition of Rate in English

English

Rate

/ret/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • rate

2. Amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis

  • "A 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5"
    synonym:
  • rate
  • ,
  • charge per unit

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"
    synonym:
  • pace
  • ,
  • rate

4. A quantity or amount or measure considered as a proportion of another quantity or amount or measure

  • "The literacy rate"
  • "The retention rate"
  • "The dropout rate"
    synonym:
  • rate

verb

1. Assign a rank or rating to

  • "How would you rank these students?"
  • "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
    synonym:
  • rate
  • ,
  • rank
  • ,
  • range
  • ,
  • order
  • ,
  • grade
  • ,
  • place

2. Be worthy of or have a certain rating

  • "This bond rates highly"
    synonym:
  • rate

3. Estimate the value of

  • "How would you rate his chances to become president?"
  • "Gold was rated highly among the romans"
    synonym:
  • rate
  • ,
  • value

Examples of using

Is there a special rate for this tour?
What's the postage rate for packages?
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