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.
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.
A poor grade of lumber.
The steep grade of the mountain road.
A passing grade in history.
Slowed the truck when he approached the grade.
How is motor oil graded?
Bulldozers graded the road.
Piles of gravel that grade from coarse to fine.
He got a good grade on the test.
The grade of this hill is more than 5 percent.
Clancy is entering the fifth grade this year.
Clancy starts grade five this year.
The grade fives are on a field trip.
This material absorbs moisture and is probably not a good choice for use below grade.
- on the same level
- to get to the top of a steep incline
- to overcome obstacles and succeed
- elementary school
Origin of grade
- < L gradi, to walk: see grade
From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
- French from Latin gradus ghredh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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”).