- The definition of a grade is a way of rating the quality, worth, rank or order of things or how well someone performed.
- An example of a grade is premium rated beef.
- An example of a grade is someone bringing their best A game.
- An example of a grade is a student doing poorly on a test and getting a D.
- Grade is defined as to make something evenly leveled or sloped, or to assign a rating.
- An example of to grade is removing bumps and filling holes in a road.
- An example of to grade is to read student essay and assign a rating from A to F.
grade definition by Webster's New World
- any of the stages in an orderly, systematic progression; step; degree
- a degree or rating in a scale classifying according to quality, rank, worth, intensity, etc.: often in hyphenated compounds: grade A eggs, weapons-grade plutonium
- any of the official ranks or ratings of officers or enlisted men: an army colonel and a navy captain are in grade O-6
- an accepted standard or level: up to grade
- a group of people of the same rank, merit, worth, etc.
- the degree of rise or descent of a sloping surface, as of a highway, railroad, etc.
- such a sloping surface
- the ground level around a building
- any of the divisions in a school curriculum usually equal to one year; most systems in the U.S. include twelve grades after the kindergarten
- a group of pupils forming such a division in a school
- ☆ a mark or rating on an examination, in a school course, etc.
- ☆ Animal Husbandry an animal with one parent of pure breed
- Linguis. any of the various forms in which a vowel may appear in grammatically or etymologically related forms as a result of gradation
Origin: French ; from Classical Latin gradus, a step, degree, rank ; from gradi, to step, walk ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ghredh-, to stride from source Gothic griths, step
- to arrange or classify by grades; rate according to quality, rank, worth, etc.; sort
- to give a grade (sense ) to
- to gradate
- ☆ to level or slope (ground, a road, etc.) evenly
- ☆ Animal Husbandry to improve by crossing with a pure breed: often with up
- to assume an indicated rank or position in a series; be of a certain grade
- to change gradually; go through a series of stages
Origin: ; from Classical Latin gradi, to walk: see grade
grade definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A stage or degree in a process.
- A position in a scale of size, quality, or intensity: a poor grade of lumber.
- An accepted level or standard.
- A set of persons or things all falling in the same specified limits; a class.
- a. A level of academic development in an elementary, middle, or secondary school: learned fractions in the fourth grade.b. A group of students at such a level: The third grade has recess at 10:30.c. grades Elementary school.
- A number, letter, or symbol indicating a student's level of accomplishment: a passing grade in history.
- A military, naval, or civil service rank.
- The degree of inclination of a slope, road, or other surface: the steep grade of the mountain road.
- A slope or gradual inclination, especially of a road or railroad track: slowed the truck when he approached the grade.
- The level at which the ground surface meets the foundation of a building.
- A domestic animal produced by crossbreeding one of purebred stock with one of ordinary stock.
- Linguistics A degree of ablaut.
- To arrange in steps or degrees.
- To arrange in a series or according to a scale.
- a. To determine the quality of (academic work, for example); evaluate: graded the book reports.b. To give a grade to (a student, for example).
- To level or smooth to a desired or horizontal gradient: bulldozers graded the road.
- To gradate.
- To improve the quality of (livestock) by crossbreeding with purebred stock.
- To hold a certain rank or position.
- To change or progress gradually: piles of gravel that grade from coarse to fine.
Origin: French, from Latin gradus; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots.
- gradˈa·ble adjective
grade - Computer Definition
The transmission capacity of a line. It refers to a range or class of frequencies that it can handle; for example, telegraph grade, voice grade and broadband.
grade - Legal Definition
grade - Phrases/Idioms
make the gradeâ
- to get to the top of a steep incline
- to overcome obstacles and succeed
grade - Science Definition
- The degree of inclination of a slope, road, or other surface.
- A grouping of organisms done purely on the basis of shared features and without regard to evolutionary relationships. Grades may include organisms that do not share a common ancestor, or may exclude some organisms having the same common ancestor as the other organisms in the grade. For this reason, many taxonomists do not accept grades as formal classifications. The class Reptilia (reptiles) is a grade since it includes dinosaurs but not birds, even though birds are descended from dinosaurs. Compare clade.