AskDefine | Define rating

Dictionary Definition



1 an appraisal of the value of something; "he set a high valuation on friendship" [syn: evaluation, valuation]
2 act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of [syn: evaluation]
3 standing or position on a scale
4 rank in a military organization [syn: military rank, military rating, paygrade]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. present participle of rate


  1. A seaman in a warship
  2. The status of a seaman, corresponding to rank in officers.
  3. A number, letter, or other mark that refers to the ability of something.
    He has a high chess rating.


A seaman in a warship
The status of a seaman, corresponding to rank in officers
  • Finnish: luokitus
A number, letter, or other mark that refers to the ability of something
  • Croatian: rejting
  • Italian: punteggio, valutazione
  • Spanish: calificación, evaluación

Extensive Definition

In general, rating is the evaluation or assessment of something, in terms of quality (as with a critic rating a novel), quantity (as with an athlete being rated by his or her statistics), or some combination of both. Specifically, it may refer to:


See also

rating in Japanese: レイティング
rating in Russian: Рейтинг
rating in Ukrainian: Рейтинг
rating in Dutch: Rating
rating in Romanian: Rating

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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