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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.

ret US English

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

rate US Thesaurus

a fixed rate of interest

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

book rate US English

The rate charged for sending a printed item by book post.

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

life rate US English

The rate or sum for which a life may be insured.

low-rate US English

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.

man-rate US English

To make (a rocket, spaceship, etc.) suitable for manned flight; to certify as safe for manned flight.

mill rate US English

A rate of taxation (especially on property) calculated in mills.

poor rate US English

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

quit rate US English

The proportion of people in a particular industry, area, etc., who voluntarily leave their jobs over a certain period of time.

rack rate US English

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

ramp rate US English

The rate at which a property, such as voltage or temperature, is increased (or decreased) linearly with time; also in extended use.

rate book US English

A book of rates or prices; = book of rates.

rate card US English

A list of charges for advertising.

rate gene US English

A gene which controls the speed of a particular developmental process.

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

risk-rate US English

A rate of interest related to the degree of risk forecast for an enterprise.

roll rate US English

Angular velocity about a roll axis.

run rate US English

The average number of runs scored by a side in an over or a certain period of time.

slew rate US English

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

time rate US English

The rate at which something takes place over time.

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

basic rate US English

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.

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

church rate US English

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.

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

county rate US English

A general tax levied upon a whole county, for the maintenance of bridges, roads, asylums, etc.

crime rate US English

A tax levied to support the criminal justice system (obsolete rare).

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

fifth-rate US English

Of the poorest possible quality

first-rate US English

Of the best class or quality; excellent

fixed-rate US English

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

fourth-rate US English

Of extremely poor quality

frame rate US English

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

group rate US English

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.

growth rate US English

The rate at which something, in particular an economy or business, grows

heart rate US English

The speed at which the heart beats

lapse rate US English

The rate at which air temperature falls with increasing altitude

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