Definition of Grade

1. Noun. A body of students who are taught together. "Early morning classes are always sleepy"

Exact synonyms: Class, Course, Form
Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering
Specialized synonyms: Master Class, Discussion Section, Section

2. Verb. Assign a rank or rating to. "Sam and Sue grade the movie "; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

3. Noun. A relative position or degree of value in a graded group. "Lumber of the highest grade"
Exact synonyms: Level, Tier
Specialized synonyms: Biosafety Level, A Level, Gcse, General Certificate Of Secondary Education, O Level, College Level
Generic synonyms: Rank

4. Verb. Level to the right gradient.
Generic synonyms: Even, Even Out, Flush, Level
Specialized synonyms: Aggrade
Derivative terms: Grading

5. Noun. The gradient of a slope or road or other surface. "The road had a steep grade"
Generic synonyms: Gradient, Slope
Specialized synonyms: Rise, Rising Slope, Upgrade, Downgrade
Derivative terms: Gradual

6. Verb. Assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation. "Mark homework"
Exact synonyms: Mark, Score
Generic synonyms: Appraise, Assess, Evaluate, Measure, Valuate, Value
Derivative terms: Gradation, Grader, Grading, Marking, Score, Scorer, Scoring

7. Noun. One-hundredth of a right angle.
Exact synonyms: Grad
Generic synonyms: Angular Unit
Group relationships: Right Angle

8. Verb. Determine the grade of or assign a grade to.
Generic synonyms: Assort, Class, Classify, Separate, Sort, Sort Out
Derivative terms: Gradation, Gradation, Grading

9. Noun. A degree of ablaut.
Exact synonyms: Gradation
Generic synonyms: Ablaut

10. Noun. A number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance). "What was your score on your homework?"
Exact synonyms: Mark, Score
Generic synonyms: Evaluation, Rating, Valuation
Specialized synonyms: Grade Point, Centile, Percentile, Decile, Quartile
Derivative terms: Score, Score

11. Noun. The height of the ground on which something stands. "The base of the tower was below grade"
Exact synonyms: Ground Level
Generic synonyms: Elevation

12. Noun. A position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality. "It is all a matter of degree"

13. Noun. A variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed.
Generic synonyms: Bos Taurus, Cattle, Cows, Kine, Oxen

Definition of Grade

1. n. A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank; crimes of every grade; grades of flour.

2. v. t. To arrange in order, steps, or degrees, according to size, quality, rank, etc.

Definition of Grade

1. Noun. A rating. ¹

2. Noun. The performance of an individual or group on an examination or test, expressed by a number, letter, or other symbol; a score. ¹

3. Noun. A degree or level of something; a position within a scale; a degree of quality. ¹

4. Noun. A slope (up or down) of a roadway or other passage ¹

5. Noun. (North America education) A level of pre-collegiate education. ¹

6. Noun. (Canada education) A student of a particular grade (used with the grade level). ¹

7. Noun. An area that has been '''graded''' by a grader (construction machine) ¹

8. Noun. The level of the ground. ¹

9. Noun. (mathematics) A gradian. ¹

10. Verb. To assign scores to the components of an academic test. ¹

11. Verb. To assign a score to overall academic performance. ¹

12. Verb. To flatten, level, or smooth a large surface. ¹

13. Verb. (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. ¹

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Definition of Grade

1. to arrange in steps or degrees [v GRADED, GRADING, GRADES] : GRADABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Grade

1. A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating. "The grade of hatchets fiercely thrown. On wigwam log, and tree, and stone." (Whittier) 1. A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank; crimes of every grade; grades of flour. "They also appointed and removed, at their own pleasure, teachers of every grade." (Buckle) 2., The rate of ascent or descent; gradient; deviation from a level surface to an inclined plane; usually stated as so many feet per mile, or as one foot rise or fall in so many of horizontal distance; as, a heavy grade; a grade of twenty feet per mile, or of 1 in 264. A graded ascending, descending, or level portion of a road; a gradient. 3. The result of crossing a native stock with some better breed. If the crossbreed have more than three fourths of the better blood, it is called high grade. at grade, on the same level; said of the crossing of a railroad with another railroad or a highway, when they are on the same level at the point of crossing. Down grade, a descent, as on a graded railroad. Up grade, an ascent, as on a graded railroad. Equating for grades. See Equate. Grade crossing, a crossing at grade. Origin: F. Grade, L. Gradus step, pace, grade, from gradi to step, go. Cf. Congress, Degree, Gradus. 1. To arrange in order, steps, or degrees, according to size, quality, rank, etc. 2. To reduce to a level, or to an evenly progressive ascent, as the line of a canal or road. 3. To cross with some better breed; to improve the blood of. Origin: Graded; Grading. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grade

grade III astrocytoma
grade II astrocytoma
grade IV astrocytoma
grade I astrocytoma
grade crossing
grade crossings
grade inflation
grade insignia
grade on a curve
grade point
grade point average
grade school
grade schools

Literary usage of Grade

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1898)
"A grade of per cent, is required for passing, and 85 percent, entitles a pupil to take a second course of six months in advanced cataloging. ..."

2. Teachers College Record by Columbia University. Teachers College (1916)
"below those quoted here, the final choice of relations to an absolute zero being such as will make the median difficulty for grade 8, 8.92 above such a zero ..."

3. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Mid-West Cement Users' Association, Indiana Electric Light Association, National Bar Association, Western Canadian Immigration Association, Association of Jewish Libraries (1917)
"A brief review of the history of the abolishment of grade crossings in the City of Philadelphia may be of interest. Prior to the consolidation in 1854 the ..."

4. Biennial Report by Oregon Board of Horticulture (1921)
"Fancy or "Red" grade.—Fancy apples are defined as apples complying with the standard of extra fancy grade, except that slight leaf rubs, scratches, ..."

5. Annual Report by Chicago (Ill.). Board of Education (1901)
"At and above grade 296 Below grade 65 At and a Dove grade 245 Below grade 98 John Worthy School 2 At and above grade 220 Below grade 144 John Worthy School ..."

6. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"INSTRUCTION OF LESS THAN COLLEGE grade. Besides being publicly supervised and controlled, the instruction in a school or class established under the act ..."

7. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1908)
"47, resolves of 1882, on grade crossings of on northerly ... 40, acts of 1883, on signals for protection of grade crossings. (15 same 1883: 47-52. ..."

8. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1879)
"We give herewith (Table I) the composition of the sub-groups in respect to the actual number taken from each grade as supplied from the data of the ..."

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