noun see third-rate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • third-rater — third rat·er …   English syllables

  • third-rater — noun one who is third rate or distinctly inferior • Hypernyms: ↑person, ↑individual, ↑someone, ↑somebody, ↑mortal, ↑soul * * * ˈ ̷ ̷|rād.ə(r), ātə noun : one that is third rate …   Useful english dictionary

  • third-rate — [thd̂′rāt′] adj. 1. third in quality or other rating; third class 2. inferior; very poor third rater n …   English World dictionary

  • third-rate — third rater, n. /therrd rayt /, adj. 1. of the third rate, quality, or class. 2. distinctly inferior: a third rate performance. [1640 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • third-rate — adjective Date: 1814 of third quality or value; specifically worse than second rate • third rater noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • third-rate — adjective of inferior or very poor quality. Derivatives third rater noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • Seabird Half Rater — The Seabird Half Rater is the oldest one design class still sailing in Britain. It is a 20ft carvel planked sailing boat, with a design dating back to 1898. To date there have been 103 built. HistoryIn the autumn of 1898 West Lancashire Yacht… …   Wikipedia

  • naval ship — Introduction       the chief instrument by which a nation extends its military power onto the seas. Warships protect the movement over water of military forces to coastal areas where they may be landed and used against enemy forces; warships… …   Universalium

  • middle class — Synonyms and related words: Middle America, bourgeoisie, burgherdom, common people, common run, common sort, commonage, commonality, commonalty, commoners, commons, fourth rater, laborers, linendrapers, lower classes, lower middle class, lower… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Middle America — Synonyms and related words: bourgeoisie, burgherdom, fourth rater, mediocrity, middle class, middle order, middle orders, no prize, nobody special, nonentity, nothing special, second rater, silent majority, small beer, small potatoes, suburbia,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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