rating Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun an appraisal of the value of something
    valuation; evaluation.
    • he set a high valuation on friendship
  2. noun act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of
  3. noun standing or position on a scale
  4. noun rank in a military organization
    paygrade; military rank; military rating.
  5. verb assign a rank or rating to
    grade; range; rank; rate; place; order.
    • how would you rank these students?
    • The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide
  6. verb be worthy of or have a certain rating
    • This bond rates highly
  7. verb estimate the value of
    rate; value.
    • How would you rate his chances to become President?
    • Gold was rated highly among the Romans
  8. verb desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage
  9. verb employ scabs or strike breakers in
  10. verb take the place of work of someone on strike
    fink; scab; rat; blackleg.
  11. verb give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat
  12. verb catch rats, especially with dogs
  13. verb give away information about somebody
    shop; give away; denounce; tell on; stag; rat; betray; snitch; grass; shit.
    • He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam