Grade meaning

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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.

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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.

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A stage or degree in a process.
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A position in a scale of size, quality, or intensity.

A poor grade of lumber.

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An accepted level or standard.
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The degree of inclination of a slope, road, or other surface.

The steep grade of the mountain road.

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A set of persons or things all falling in the same specified limits; a class.
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A number, letter, or symbol indicating a student's level of accomplishment.

A passing grade in history.

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A military, naval, or civil service rank.
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A slope or gradual inclination, especially of a road or railroad track.

Slowed the truck when he approached the grade.

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The level at which the ground surface meets the foundation of a building.
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A domestic animal produced by crossbreeding one of purebred stock with one of ordinary stock.
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To arrange in grades; sort or classify.

How is motor oil graded?

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To level or smooth to a desired or horizontal gradient.

Bulldozers graded the road.

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To gradate.
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To improve the quality of (livestock) by crossbreeding with purebred stock.
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To change or progress gradually.

Piles of gravel that grade from coarse to fine.

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Any of the stages in an orderly, systematic progression; step; degree.
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The ground level around a building.
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A mark or rating on an examination, in a school course, etc.
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(animal husbandry) An animal with one parent of pure breed.
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(linguis.) Any of the various forms in which a vowel may appear in grammatically or etymologically related forms as a result of gradation.
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To arrange or classify by grades; rate according to quality, rank, worth, etc.; sort.
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To give a grade to.
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To gradate.
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To level or slope (ground, a road, etc.) evenly.
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(animal husbandry) To improve by crossing with a pure breed.
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To assume an indicated rank or position in a series; be of a certain grade.
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To change gradually; go through a series of stages.
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Walking or moving (in a specified manner)

Plantigrade.

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A stage or degree in a process.
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The degree of inclination of a slope, road, or other surface.
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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.
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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.
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A level of seriousness of a crime, which assists in determining the sentence to be given.
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I gave him a good grade for effort.

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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.

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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.

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A slope (up or down) of a roadway or other passage.

The grade of this hill is more than 5 percent.

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(North America, education) A level of pre-collegiate education.

Clancy is entering the fifth grade this year.

Clancy starts grade five this year.

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(Canada, education) A student of a particular grade (used with the grade level).

The grade fives are on a field trip.

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An area that has been graded by a grader (construction machine)
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The level of the ground.

This material absorbs moisture and is probably not a good choice for use below grade.

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(mathematics) A gradian.
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(geometry) In a linear system of divisors on an n-dimensional variety, the number of free intersection points of n generic divisors.
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A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating.
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To assign scores to the components of an academic test.
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To assign a score to overall academic performance.
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To flatten, level, or smooth a large surface.
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(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.
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(linguistics) A degree of ablaut.
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at grade
  • on the same level
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make the grade
  • to get to the top of a steep incline
  • to overcome obstacles and succeed
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the grades
  • elementary school
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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”).

    From Wiktionary