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1.
1. To think something is sick, cool, good or hot.
2. The price you charge for a good or service. ie Drugs
1. "I fully rate the new mags you've got."
"I really rate that new girl at work."
2. "$250AUD an ounce is the rate. You don't like it, fuck off."
by Diego July 31, 2003
 
2.
a word interchangeable with really...
"Man, that's rate good, innit blood massive."

"There's Rate a teletubby on my sofa. He's rate fat and homoerotic."
by DanSussex October 23, 2007
 
3.
1. Used in Jerry Jackson films and the narrator is unable to pronounce "right", so the word rate is used. Oh No! is used in a high pitch voice during some episodes to create suspense and tension. Also animatiosn spelt incorrectly "animatens".
2. To rate someone (1-10)
That is like rate funny, LMAO!
by scottysullivan October 06, 2006
 
4.
This is an acronym standing for "Rough Around The Edges" and it refers to people (usually used to describe certain women) who are a bit rugged in both appearance and personality (usually found with Type 1s).
That chick is a hardcore RATE but still I find her strangely appealing. Other Ratish women turn me on too.
by Sateeb August 14, 2009
 
5.
Generally used interchangably with "right"; often coupled with "hurtin'" or "sour"
"That's rate hurtin'!"

"That's rate sour, man!"
by AdamM May 14, 2005
 
6.
A term used in insurance underwriting that means the applicant will have to pay additional premiums for the coverage for which he or she has applied. Underwriters often rate a policy arbitrarily to increase the company's "bottom line."
"Damn, if I'm going to get that bonus next year, I'm going to have to get off of my ass and rate some policies."
by Insurance Man April 04, 2006
 
7.
Random Attendance Teenage Eaters. Teenagers who randomly show up at mealtimes. Can be either family members or friends of family teenager(s). RATEs make it impossible to plan a meal because the cook never knows: 1. If family RATE is eating or 2. If family RATE is bringing other RATES home.
Husband: What happened to that massive pot of spaghetti?
Wife: Graham brought home 5 RATES and they inhaled it!
Husband: Is there any cereal?
Wife: That was dessert.
by KellieAnne November 26, 2009