Main definitions of rating in English

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noun

  • 1A classification or ranking of someone or something based on a comparative assessment of their quality, standard, or performance.

    ‘the hotel regained its five-star rating’
    • ‘Instead, pay increases and/or performance bonuses are based primarily on performance ratings.’
    • ‘Results Performance ratings of targeted competencies at the assessment centre predicted trainer ratings of performance in the job.’
    • ‘Blair is not only interested in boosting his poll ratings.’
    • ‘Preliminary ratings are based on design features, operational characteristics and accident risk of a road section.’
    • ‘Houston received high satisfaction ratings from respondents for quality of life.’
    • ‘Furthermore, advertisements, rankings and ratings issued by fund companies only describe past performance.’
    • ‘Standard & Poor based the rating on a review of publicly available information.’
    • ‘A course structure questionnaire assessed students' ratings of eight critical areas of course structure.’
    • ‘The most common forms of observation based assessment are ratings by supervisors, peers, and patients.’
    • ‘In one study, ethnic minority patients were treated with less analgesia and assigned lower pain ratings than Caucasian patients.’
    • ‘Consumers don't base European cars based on quality ratings.’
    • ‘The same observer assessed team behavior quality ratings and team task performance for all teams.’
    • ‘I wouldn't be surprised if as a result of his Liverpool trip he finds his popularity ratings soaring.’
    • ‘The ratings you cited are based on computer formulas designed by their inventors to judge performance.’
    • ‘Photographic evidence of assignments is sometimes very useful to us in order to assess members performance ratings.’
    • ‘Many of these findings were translated into comparative performance ratings of the twenty-two groups of adjacent suburbs covered by the survey.’
    • ‘Its five-star rating demands fine quality and service.’
    • ‘Morningstar, the Chicago-based mutual fund research firm, recently gave Ariel's mutual funds its top five-star rating for performance.’
    • ‘He is down ten points among Republicans from his average poll ratings.’
    • ‘These figures were similar to their performance ratings that were graded by their supervisors.’
    grade, classification, class, grading, ranking, rank, category, categorization, designation, position, standing, status, placing
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    1. 1.1ratings The estimated audience size of a particular television or radio programme.
      ‘the soap's ratings have recently picked up’
      • ‘Kiely rejected the suggestion that Kellogg's had pulled its support due to the show's poor ratings.’
      • ‘Leading criminal psychologist David Holmes has slammed the increasing use of rape and sex assaults to boost TV soap ratings.’
      • ‘And a Stern ratings drop affects the radio industry about the same way a similar drop in the Dow would affect the overall economy.’
      • ‘Turns out television ratings for the CBC's coverage of championship curling have been less than stellar.’
      • ‘The three nightly network newscasts have seen their ratings plummet 44 percent since 1980.’
      • ‘He was working in the media research industry and he was concerned mostly about television and radio ratings.’
      • ‘I understand they're trying to boost TV ratings - we all benefit from that.’
      • ‘And so, in the absence of any other widely available metric, the Nielsen ratings provided our performance standard.’
      • ‘For years, the ratings for the televised Emmy Awards have been in freefall.’
      • ‘ABC's ratings slumped and it fell to a distant third behind NBC and CBS.’
      • ‘Monday night ‘RAW’ rules the cable television ratings with growing numbers.’
      • ‘Broadcast magazine compared ratings for BBC and ITV bulletins before and after the election was called.’
      • ‘If the host doesn't like the competitor or ratings slump the timer will be arbitrarily accelerated.’
      • ‘Since 2000, television broadcast ratings for almost all major sports have fallen among male viewers between 12 and 34.’
      • ‘And she only came out and left the show when the ratings plummeted.’
      • ‘Week in, week out it is the soaps that dominate the ratings on British television.’
      • ‘Yes, but what were the television audience ratings?’
      • ‘The criterion that Mr Shier himself acknowledged as fundamental, a rise in ABC ratings, especially in television, was not achieved.’
      • ‘Last season's poor TV ratings proved that.’
      • ‘These matches have some of the highest ratings on cable television.’
    2. 1.2 The value of a property or condition which is claimed to be standard, optimal, or limiting for a substance, material, or device.
      ‘fuel with a low octane rating’
      • ‘Pet life jackets do not come with buoyancy ratings, as do human life jackets (the Coast Guard requires it).’
      • ‘This may result in the product failing to meet its load ratings.’
      • ‘A very simple way to find out the speed rating of your current hardware configuration is to use a freeware utility.’
      • ‘Each response was assigned a pressure rating of between one and four and a PPI figure was then calculated for each question.’
      • ‘Remember, the higher the perm rating of a material, the more moisture can pass through it.’
      • ‘Fuel economy, emissions ratings and performance are equivalent to the standard wheelbase XJ saloons.’
      • ‘If you want hot water fast, the FHR rating will be important to you.’
      • ‘Rods with line-class ratings of 30 lb class or below are what may be described as light-line fishing.’
      • ‘They vary in size and durometer (the hardness rating of the wheel material, polyurethane).’
      • ‘Any material with a Perm rating of less than 1.0 is considered a vapor retarder.’
      • ‘Sump pumps are generally sold according to the horsepower rating of the pump motor.’
    3. 1.3 Any of the classes into which racing yachts are assigned according to dimensions.
      ‘a masthead boat of similar rating’
      • ‘The Taki-Tooo and the other vessels that left the harbor were ‘small passenger vessels,’ a higher Coast Guard licensing rating.’
      • ‘Ride improves the likelihood that prospective Sailors will begin their Navy careers in the right rating for them.’
  • 2British A non-commissioned sailor in the navy.

    ‘the rest of the new crew was made up of naval ratings’
    • ‘The change of plan to take the rating ashore forced the ship's command team to replot a route to anchor to the north-east of the island close to Ned's Beach.’
    • ‘If you think you know all of the ratings in our Navy, you better take a closer look at the ratings at the master chief level.’
    • ‘When her funeral took place at Leicester Cathedral on May 23, 1997, Royal Navy ratings acted as pall bearers and a Royal Marines bugler sounded the last post.’
    • ‘Further south, the sight of snow had four junior Royal Navy ratings jumping for joy, because WTR Nekisha Seaman and her friends have never seen the white stuff before.’
    • ‘Making his way down the gun deck to the sick berth, several ratings saluted him.’
    • ‘They will have a ship's company of 48, of whom 12 will be officers and 14 senior ratings.’
    • ‘The first batch of 30 naval ratings arrived in March 1939 to operate and guard the receiver and transmitting stations.’
    • ‘In addition, officers and senior ratings, in conjunction with the British Embassy, held a well-attended reception on the Saturday evening.’
    • ‘Paul Philips has won a commendation for saving the life of a young rating caught beneath an aircraft lift in HMS Invincible.’
    • ‘A U.S. Coast Guard cutter had transferred a pump and two Coast Guard ratings had jumped aboard with it.’
    • ‘At the height of the operation, in June 1944, there were more than 100,000 officers and ratings dedicated to this specialist branch of the Royal Navy.’
    • ‘The Admiral wants to see a greater involvement of Leading Hands and Petty Officers in the daily management of junior ratings.’
    • ‘They also hold the enlistment papers for First World War Royal Navy ratings and some Royal Marines.’
    • ‘This faced some public opposition, with some naval ratings staging the Invergordon Mutiny.’
    • ‘Ten minutes later she settled on her beam in just over 30 ft of water, and became a tomb for five officers and 41 ratings.’
    • ‘A senior Naval rating who allowed his fitness to slide over the years believes RN fitness test can be a blessing in disguise.’
    • ‘Aged 52, Parker was 13 years older than even his Captain, and by far the oldest rating in the Royal Navy still serving afloat.’
    • ‘The SEAL community is actually open to every rating in the Navy.’
    • ‘A total of around 750 RFA personnel, officers and ratings, all civilian British-registered seafarers, are taking part in Saif Sareea.’
    • ‘In the afternoon a sporting contest - usually football or cricket - was staged between officers and ratings.’

Pronunciation

rating

/ˈreɪtɪŋ/

Main definitions of rating in English

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rating2

noun

dated
  • An angry reprimand.

    ‘a servant getting a rating from his master’

Pronunciation

rating

/ˈreɪtɪŋ/