*n.**rata* (sc.
*pars*), fr. *ratus* reckoned, fixed by calculation, p. p.
of *reri* to reckon, to calculate. Cf. __Reason__.]
**1.**

The one right feeble through the evilrate

Of food which in her duress she had found.

**2.***rate* of movement; *rate* of interest is the ratio of the
interest to the principal, per annum.

Heretofore therateand standard of wit was different from what it is nowadays.

In this did his holiness and godliness appear above therateand pitch of other men's, in that he was so . . . merciful.

Many of the horse could not march at thatrate, nor come up soon enough.

**3.***rates* of
transportation.

They come at dearratesfrom Japan.

**4.***rates*; town
*rates*.

**5.**

Thus sat they all around in seemlyrate.

**6.***Chapman.*

**7.***(Horol.)* *rate*; hourly
*rate*; etc.

**8.***(Naut.)* *(a)**rate*, second *rate*,
etc.*(b)*

*v. i.***1.***rates* as a ship of the line.

**2.**

*v. t. & i.**rate*, v. t., to value at a certain rate, to estimate, but
more prob. fr. Sw. *rata* to find fault, to blame, to despise, to
hold cheap; cf. Icel. *hrat* refuse, *hrati* rubbish.]
*Spenser.*

Go,ratethy minions, proud, insulting boy!

Conscience is a check to beginners in sin, reclaiming them from it, andratingthem for it.

*v. t.**imp. & p.
p.*__Rated__; *p. pr. & vb. n.*__Rating__.] **1.**

Toratea man by the nature of his companions is a rule frequent indeed, but not infallible.

You seem not high enough your joys torate.

**2.**

**3.***rate* a ship; to
*rate* a seaman; to *rate* a pension.

**4.***rate* the
truce." *Chapman.*

**To rate a chronometer**

**Syn.** -- To value; appraise; estimate; reckon.