VS.

Rather vs. Ratter

Published:

Ratheradverb

(obsolete) More quickly; sooner, earlier.

Ratternoun

Anything which catches rats, especially a dog trained to catch them; a rat terrier.

Ratheradverb

Used to specify a choice or preference; preferably. (Now usually followed by than)

‘I'd rather stay in all day than go out with them.’; ‘I'd like this one rather than the other one.’; ‘I'd rather be with you.’;

Ratternoun

One who rats; a traitor; a deserter.

Ratheradverb

(conjunctive) Used to introduce a contradiction; on the contrary.

‘It wasn't supposed to be popular; rather, it was supposed to get the job done.’; ‘She didn't go along, but rather went home instead.’;

Ratternoun

One who, or that which, rats, as one who deserts his party.

Ratheradverb

(conjunctive) Introducing a qualification or clarification; more precisely. (Now usually preceded by or.)

‘I didn't want to leave. Or rather I did, just not alone.’;

Ratternoun

Anything which catches rats; esp., a dog trained to catch rats; a rat terrier. See Terrier.

Ratheradverb

(degree) Somewhat, fairly.

‘This melon is rather tasteless.’; ‘This melon is rather tasteless, especially compared to the one we had last time.’;

Ratternoun

a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.

Ratherverb

To prefer; to prefer to.

Ratternoun

any of several breeds of terrier developed to catch rats

Ratheradjective

(obsolete) Prior; earlier; former.

Ratherinterjection

An enthusiastic affirmation.

Ratheradjective

Prior; earlier; former.

‘Now no man dwelleth at the rather town.’;

Ratheradverb

Earlier; sooner; before.

‘Thou shalt, quod he, be rather false than I.’; ‘A good mean to come the rather to grace.’;

Ratheradverb

More readily or willingly; preferably.

‘My soul chooseth . . . death rather than my life.’;

Ratheradverb

On the other hand; to the contrary of what was said or suggested; instead.

‘Was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse.’;

Ratheradverb

Of two alternatives conceived of, this by preference to, or as more likely than, the other; somewhat.

‘He sought throughout the world, but sought in vain,And nowhere finding, rather feared her slain.’;

Ratheradverb

More properly; more correctly speaking.

‘This is an artWhich does mend nature, change it rather, butThe art itself is nature.’;

Ratheradverb

In some degree; somewhat; as, the day is rather warm; the house is rather damp.

‘You are come to me in happy time,The rather for I have some sport in hand.’;

Ratheradverb

on the contrary;

‘rather than disappoint the children, he did two quick tricks before he left’; ‘he didn't call; rather (or instead), he wrote her a letter’; ‘used English terms instead of Latin ones’;

Ratheradverb

to some (great or small) extent;

‘it was rather cold’; ‘the party was rather nice’; ‘the knife is rather dull’; ‘I rather regret that I cannot attend’; ‘He's rather good at playing the cello’; ‘he is kind of shy’;

Ratheradverb

more readily or willingly;

‘clean it well, preferably with warm water’; ‘I'd rather be in Philadelphia’; ‘I'd sooner die than give up’;

Ratheradverb

to a degree (not used with a negative);

‘quite tasty’; ‘quite soon’; ‘quite ill’; ‘quite rich’;

Rather

Rather may refer to:

Ratter Illustrations

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons