A measure, quantity, or frequency, typically one measured against some other quantity or measure
Scold (someone) angrily
Variant spelling of ret.
Soak (flax or hemp) in water to soften it and separate the fibers
a fixed rate of interest
The rate of discount set by a central bank
(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
The number of bits per second that can be transmitted along a digital network
The rate charged for sending a printed item by book post.
The rate at which an enterprise spends money, especially venture capital, in excess of income
For sale at a reduced or unusually low price
A charge that is the same in all cases, not varying in proportion with something
The rate or sum for which a life may be insured.
To place a low value or rating on; specifically (chiefly United States regional (southern) and in African-American usage) to denigrate, disparage, depreciate; to demean, belittle.
To make (a rocket, spaceship, etc.) suitable for manned flight; to certify as safe for manned flight.
A rate of taxation (especially on property) calculated in mills.
A local tax levied by a parish to finance the relief or support of the poor
The proportion of people in a particular industry, area, etc., who voluntarily leave their jobs over a certain period of time.
The official or advertised price of a hotel room, on which a discount is usually negotiable
The rate at which a property, such as voltage or temperature, is increased (or decreased) linearly with time; also in extended use.
A book of rates or prices; = book of rates.
A list of charges for advertising.
A gene which controls the speed of a particular developmental process.
A person who switches from one credit card or mortgage provider to another in order to take advantage of special introductory offers
A rate of interest related to the degree of risk forecast for an enterprise.
Angular velocity about a roll axis.
The average number of runs scored by a side in an over or a certain period of time.
The maximum rate at which an amplifier can respond to an abrupt change of input level
The rate at which something takes place over time.
The rate at which work is done
sorry, but I'm not interested in cut-rate tires
A standard rate of pay, before additions are made for overtime, etc.; also, the standard rate charged for a service, before discounts or supplementary charges.
The number of live births per thousand of population per year
The percentage of visitors to a particular website who navigate away from the site after viewing only one page
In England and Ireland: a tax levied upon all occupiers of land or property within each parish to fund the maintenance of the parish church and the provision of services.
The annual percentage rate at which customers stop subscribing to a service or employees leave a job
The percentage of people visiting a web page who access a hypertext link to a particular advertisement
A general tax levied upon a whole county, for the maintenance of bridges, roads, asylums, etc.
A tax levied to support the criminal justice system (obsolete rare).
An exchange rate between two currencies computed by reference to a third currency, usually the US dollar
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
Of the poorest possible quality
Of the best class or quality; excellent
Denoting or relating to a loan or savings account with an interest rate that remains at a set level for a specified period of time
Of extremely poor quality
The frequency at which frames in a television picture, film, or video sequence are displayed
A payment or charge applicable to a group of people or things; (originally) specifically a uniform rail fare (especially for freight) applicable from any place within a certain area; (now chiefly) a reduced payment for a service, amenity, etc., made available to a group of people applying together.
The rate at which something, in particular an economy or business, grows
The speed at which the heart beats
The rate at which air temperature falls with increasing altitude