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rate1 US English

A measure, quantity, or frequency, typically one measured against some other quantity or measure

rate2 US English

Scold (someone) angrily

rate3 US English

Variant spelling of ret.

rate US Thesaurus

a fixed rate of interest

ret US English

Soak (flax or hemp) in water to soften it and separate the fibers

bank rate US English

The rate of discount set by a central bank

base rate US English

(In the UK) the interest rate set by the Bank of England for lending to other banks, used as the benchmark for interest rates generally

bit rate US English

The number of bits per second that can be transmitted along a digital network

burn rate US English

The rate at which an enterprise spends money, especially venture capital, in excess of income

cut-rate US English

For sale at a reduced or unusually low price

flat rate US English

A charge that is the same in all cases, not varying in proportion with something

poor rate US English

A local tax levied by a parish to finance the relief or support of the poor

rack rate US English

The official or advertised price of a hotel room, on which a discount is usually negotiable

rate tart US English

A person who switches from one credit card or mortgage provider to another in order to take advantage of special introductory offers

slew rate US English

The maximum rate at which an amplifier can respond to an abrupt change of input level

work rate US English

The rate at which work is done

cut-rate US Thesaurus

sorry, but I'm not interested in cut-rate tires

birth rate US English

The number of live births per thousand of population per year

bounce rate US English

The percentage of visitors to a particular website who navigate away from the site after viewing only one page

churn rate US English

The annual percentage rate at which customers stop subscribing to a service or employees leave a job

click rate US English

The percentage of people visiting a web page who access a hypertext link to a particular advertisement

cross-rate US English

An exchange rate between two currencies computed by reference to a third currency, usually the US dollar

death rate US English

The ratio of deaths to the population of a particular area during a particular period of time, usually calculated as the number of deaths per one thousand people per year

first-rate US English

Of the best class or quality; excellent

frame rate US English

The frequency at which frames in a television picture, film, or video sequence are displayed

lapse rate US English

The rate at which air temperature falls with increasing altitude

piece rate US English

A rate of payment for piecework

prime rate US English

The lowest rate of interest at which money may be borrowed commercially

second-rate US English

Of mediocre or inferior quality

strike rate US English

The success rate of a sports team, typically in scoring goals or runs

tenth-rate US English

Of extremely poor quality

third-rate US English

Of inferior or very poor quality

water rate US English

A charge made for the use of a public water supply

first-rate US Thesaurus

they have done a first-rate job

second-rate US Thesaurus

I would never buy second-rate shoes

third-rate US Thesaurus

a third-rate hotel

discount rate US English

The minimum interest rate set by the Federal Reserve for lending to other banks

exchange rate US English

The value of one currency for the purpose of conversion to another

interest rate US English

The proportion of a loan that is charged as interest to the borrower, typically expressed as an annual percentage of the loan outstanding

mortgage rate US English

The rate of interest charged by a mortgage lender

penalty rate US English

An increased rate of pay for overtime or for work performed under abnormal conditions

rate-capping US English

(Formerly in the UK) the imposition of an upper limit on the rates leviable by a local authority

rate constant US English

A coefficient of proportionality relating the rate of a chemical reaction at a given temperature to the concentration of reactant (in a unimolecular reaction) or to the product of the concentrations of reactants


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