from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fixing of rates; proportionate distribution as to charge or compensation; determination of relative values or rights.
  • noun Classification according to grade or rank; determination of relative standing; hence, rank or grade.
  • noun A scolding.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of rate.
  • noun A position on a scale
  • noun An evaluation of status, especially of financial status
  • noun A number, letter, or other mark that refers to the ability of something.
  • noun nautical A seaman in a warship
  • noun nautical The status of a seaman, corresponding to rank in officers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of
  • noun standing or position on a scale
  • noun rank in a military organization
  • noun an appraisal of the value of something


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