- (v. t.) To reckon; to ascribe; to impute.
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Definition of: RATE
- (n.) Established portion or measure; fixed allowance.
- (n.) That which is established as a measure or criterion; degree; standard; rank; proportion; ratio; as, a slow rate of movement; rate of interest is the ratio of the interest to the principal, per annum.
- (n.) Valuation; price fixed with relation to a standard; cost; charge; as, high or low rates of transportation.
- (n.) A tax or sum assessed by authority on property for public use, according to its income or value; esp., in England, a local tax; as, parish rates; town rates.
- (n.) Order; arrangement.
- (n.) Ratification; approval.
- (n.) The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time; as, daily rate; hourly rate; etc.
- (n.) The order or class to which a war vessel belongs, determined according to its size, armament, etc.; as, first rate, second rate, etc.
- (n.) The class of a merchant vessel for marine insurance, determined by its relative safety as a risk, as A1, A2, etc.
- (v. i.) To be set or considered in a class; to have rank; as, the ship rates as a ship of the line.
- (v. i.) To make an estimate.
- (v. t.) To set a certain estimate on; to value at a certain price or degree.
- (v. t.) To assess for the payment of a rate or tax.
- (v. t.) To settle the relative scale, rank, position, amount, value, or quality of; as, to rate a ship; to rate a seaman; to rate a pension.
- (v. t.) To ratify.
- (v. t. & i.) To chide with vehemence; to scold; to censure violently.
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- (imp.) Tore.
- (n.) A weed that grows among wheat and other grain; -- alleged by modern naturalists to be the Lolium temulentum, or darnel.
- (n.) A name of several climbing or diffuse leguminous herbs of the genus Vicia; especially, the V. sativa, sometimes grown for fodder.
- (n.) Deficientcy in the weight or quantity of goods by reason of the weight of the cask, bag, or whatever contains the commodity, and is weighed with it; hence, the allowance or abatement of a certain weight or quantity which the seller makes to the buyer on account of the weight of such cask, bag, etc.
- (v. t.) To ascertain or mark the tare of (goods).
- Of Tear
- (n.) A drop of the limpid, saline fluid secreted, normally in small amount, by the lachrymal gland, and diffused between the eye and the eyelids to moisten the parts and facilitate their motion. Ordinarily the secretion passes through the lachrymal duct into the nose, but when it is increased by emotion or other causes, it overflows the lids.
- (n.) Something in the form of a transparent drop of fluid matter; also, a solid, transparent, tear-shaped drop, as of some balsams or resins.
- (n.) That which causes or accompanies tears; a lament; a dirge.
- (v. t.) To separate by violence; to pull apart by force; to rend; to lacerate; as, to tear cloth; to tear a garment; to tear the skin or flesh.
- (v. t.) Hence, to divide by violent measures; to disrupt; to rend; as, a party or government torn by factions.
- (v. t.) To rend away; to force away; to remove by force; to sunder; as, a child torn from its home.
- (v. t.) To pull with violence; as, to tear the hair.
- (v. t.) To move violently; to agitate.
- (v. i.) To divide or separate on being pulled; to be rent; as, this cloth tears easily.
- (v. i.) To move and act with turbulent violence; to rush with violence; hence, to rage; to rave.
- (n.) The act of tearing, or the state of being torn; a rent; a fissure.