To rate a chronometer

To rate a chronometer
Rate Rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rating}.] 1. To set a certain estimate on; to value at a certain price or degree. [1913 Webster]

To rate a man by the nature of his companions is a rule frequent indeed, but not infallible. --South. [1913 Webster]

You seem not high enough your joys to rate. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To assess for the payment of a rate or tax. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. To ratify. [Obs.] ``To rate the truce.'' --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To value; appraise; estimate; reckon. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Rated — Rate Rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rating}.] 1. To set a certain estimate on; to value at a certain price or degree. [1913 Webster] To rate a man by the nature of his companions is a rule frequent indeed, but not infallible …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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