To rate a chronometer

To rate a chronometer
Chronometer Chro*nom"e*ter, n. [Gr. ? time + -meter: cf. F. chronom[`e]tre.] 1. An instrument for measuring time; a timekeeper. [1913 Webster]

2. A portable timekeeper, with a heavy compensation balance, and usually beating half seconds; -- intended to keep time with great accuracy for use an astronomical observations, in determining longitude, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mus.) A metronome. [1913 Webster]

{Box chronometer}. See under {Box}.

{Pocket chronometer}, a chronometer in the form of a large watch.

{To rate a chronometer}. See {Rate}, v. t. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chronometer — Chro*nom e*ter, n. [Gr. ? time + meter: cf. F. chronom[ e]tre.] 1. An instrument for measuring time; a timekeeper. [1913 Webster] 2. A portable timekeeper, with a heavy compensation balance, and usually beating half seconds; intended to keep time …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Box chronometer — Chronometer Chro*nom e*ter, n. [Gr. ? time + meter: cf. F. chronom[ e]tre.] 1. An instrument for measuring time; a timekeeper. [1913 Webster] 2. A portable timekeeper, with a heavy compensation balance, and usually beating half seconds; intended… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pocket chronometer — Chronometer Chro*nom e*ter, n. [Gr. ? time + meter: cf. F. chronom[ e]tre.] 1. An instrument for measuring time; a timekeeper. [1913 Webster] 2. A portable timekeeper, with a heavy compensation balance, and usually beating half seconds; intended… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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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

  • Rating — 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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