What does the word rate mean?

Usage examples for rate

  1. I have had a first- rate time! – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  2. We'll never have a president, at this rate. – The Depot Master by Joseph C. Lincoln
  3. At any rate she didn't. – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett