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rate1 British & World English

A measure, quantity, or frequency, typically one measured against another quantity or measure

rate2 British & World English

Scold (someone) angrily

rate3 British & World English

Variant spelling of ret.

rate English Thesaurus

a fixed rate of interest

ret British & World English

Soak (flax or hemp) in water to soften it

rate in ret British & World English

Soak (flax or hemp) in water to soften it

bank rate British & World English

Another term for base rate or discount rate.

base rate British & World 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 British & World English

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

burn rate British & World English

The rate at which a new company spends its initial capital

flat rate British & World English

A charge or level of payment that is the same in all cases

poor rate British & World English

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

rack rate British & World English

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

rate tart British & World 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 British & World English

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

work rate British & World English

The rate at which work is done

birth rate British & World English

The number of live births per thousand of population per year

bounce rate British & World English

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

churn rate British & World English

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

click rate British & World English

The proportion of visitors to a web page who follow a hypertext link to a particular site

cross-rate British & World English

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

death rate British & World English

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

fifth-rate British & World English

Of the poorest possible quality

first-rate British & World English

Of the best class or quality; excellent

fixed-rate British & World 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 British & World English

Of extremely poor quality

frame rate British & World English

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

growth rate British & World English

The speed at which something grows

heart rate British & World English

The speed at which the heart beats

lapse rate British & World English

The rate at which air temperature falls with increasing altitude

piece rate British & World English

A rate of payment for piecework

prime rate British & World English

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

second-rate British & World English

Of mediocre or inferior quality

strike rate British & World English

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

tenth-rate British & World English

Of extremely poor quality

third-rate British & World English

Of inferior or very poor quality

water rate British & World English

A charge made for the use of a public water supply

first-rate English Thesaurus

they have done a first-rate job

second-rate English Thesaurus

he replied tetchily that he never made second-rate films

third-rate English Thesaurus

a third-rate hotel

discount rate British & World English

The minimum interest rate set by the US Federal Reserve (and some other national banks) for lending to other banks

exchange rate British & World English

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

interest rate British & World English

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


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