- 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.
- 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 persons: 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 of gradeFrench 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
transitive verbgrad′ed, grad′ing
- 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
make the grade
- to get to the top of a steep incline
- Informal to overcome obstacles and succeed
Origin of -gradefrom Classical Latin gradi, to walk: see grade
- 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.
verbgrad·ed, grad·ing, grades
- To arrange in grades; sort or classify: How is motor oil graded?
- 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.
Origin of gradeFrench from Latin gradus ; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots.
- A rating.
- I gave him a good grade for effort.
- The performance of an individual or group on an examination or test, expressed by a number, letter, or other symbol; a score.
- He got a good grade on the test.
- A degree or level of something; a position within a scale; a degree of quality.
- This fine-grade coin from 1837 is worth a good amount.
- A slope (up or down) of a roadway or other passage
- The grade of this hill is more than 5 percent
- (North America, education) A level of pre-collegiate education.
- Clancy is entering the fifth grade this year.
- Clancy starts grade five this year.
- (Canada, education) A student of a particular grade (used with the grade level).
- The grade fives are on a field trip.
- An area that has been graded by a grader (construction machine)
- The level of the ground.
- This material absorbs moisture and is probably not a good choice for use below grade.
- (mathematics) A gradian.
- (geometry) In a linear system of divisors on an n-dimensional variety, the number of free intersection points of n generic divisors.
- A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating.
(third-person singular simple present grades, present participle grading, simple past and past participle graded)
- To assign scores to the components of an academic test.
- To assign a score to overall academic performance.
- To flatten, level, or smooth a large surface.
- (sewing) To remove or trim part of a seam allowance from a finished seam so as to reduce bulk and make the finished piece more even when turned right side out.
From French grade (“a grade, degree”), from Latin gradus (“a step, pace, a step in a ladder or stair, a station, position, degree”), from gradi (“to walk, step”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰradʰ-, *gʰredʰ- (“to walk, go”). Cognate with Gothic (griþs, “step, grade”), Bavarian Gritt (“step, stride”), Lithuanian grìdiju (“to go, wander”).
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