To give a grade to.
- on the same level
- to get to the top of a steep incline
- to overcome obstacles and succeed
- elementary school
Other Word Forms of Grade
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Grade
- at grade
- make the grade
- the grades
Origin of Grade
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”).
French from Latin gradus ghredh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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