[syn: military rank, military rating, paygrade, rating]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Rate \Rate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rated; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To set a certain estimate on; to value at a certain price
To rate a man by the nature of his companions is a
rule frequent indeed, but not infallible. --South.
You seem not high enough your joys to rate.
2. To assess for the payment of a rate or tax.
3. 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.
4. To ratify. [Obs.] "To rate the truce." --Chapman.
To rate a chronometer, to ascertain the exact rate of its
gain or loss as compared with true time, so as to make an
allowance or computation dependent thereon.
Syn: To value; appraise; estimate; reckon.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an appraisal of the value of something; "he set a high
valuation on friendship" [syn: evaluation, valuation,
2: act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of [syn:
3: standing or position on a scale
4: rank in a military organization [syn: military rank,
military rating, paygrade, rating]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
168 Moby Thesaurus words for "rating":
abuse, admonishment, admonition, analysis, analyzing, appraisal,
appraisement, appraising, appreciation, apprizal, approximation,
arrangement, assailing, assault, assessing, assessment, assize,
assizement, attack, bank credit, berating, bitter words,
blackening, blood, book credit, borrowing power, bracket, branch,
calculation, cash credit, caste, castigation, cataloging,
categorization, category, chastisement, chiding, clan, class,
classification, codification, commercial credit, computation,
condition, consumer credit, contumely, correction, credit,
credit insurance, credit rating, credit union, determination,
diatribe, division, dual pricing, echelon, estate, estimate,
estimation, evaluating, evaluation, evaluative criticism,
execration, filing, footing, gauging, grade, grading, group,
grouping, hard words, head, heading, hierarchy, hire purchase plan,
indexing, installment credit, installment plan, instrumentation,
invective, investment credit, jawing, jeremiad, kin, label,
lecture, lesson, level, line of credit, measure, measurement,
measuring, mensuration, metric system, never-never, objurgation,
onslaught, opinion, order, philippic, pigeonhole, pigeonholing,
place, placement, position, power structure, precedence,
predicament, price determination, pricing, quantification,
quantization, race, ranging, rank, ranking, rate, rebuke,
reckoning, reprehension, reprimand, reproach, reprobation, reproof,
reproval, revilement, rubric, scolding, screed, section, sept,
sermon, set, sorting, spanking, sphere, stage, standing, station,
status, strain, stratification, stratum, subdivision, subgroup,
suborder, survey, surveying, tabulation, tax credit, taxonomy,
telemetering, telemetry, tick, tirade, title, tongue-lashing,
triangulation, trust, typology, unit pricing, upbraiding,
valuation, valuing, view, vilification, vituperation, weighing