Definition of Graduate

1. Noun. A person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university).

Exact synonyms: Alum, Alumna, Alumnus, Grad
Specialized synonyms: Ivy Leaguer, Old Boy
Generic synonyms: Bookman, Scholar, Scholarly Person, Student



2. Verb. Receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies. "She graduated in 1990"
Generic synonyms: Have, Receive
Derivative terms: Graduation, Graduation

3. Adjective. Of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree. "Graduate courses"
Exact synonyms: Postgraduate
Similar to: High
Derivative terms: Postgraduate

4. Noun. A measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume; a glass container (cup or cylinder or flask) whose sides are marked with or divided into amounts.

5. Verb. Confer an academic degree upon. "This school graduates 2,000 students each year"
Generic synonyms: Bestow, Confer
Derivative terms: Graduation, Graduation

6. Verb. Make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring. "Graduate a cylinder"
Exact synonyms: Calibrate, Fine-tune
Generic synonyms: Adjust, Correct, Set
Derivative terms: Calibration, Graduation

Definition of Graduate

1. v. t. To mark with degrees; to divide into regular steps, grades, or intervals, as the scale of a thermometer, a scheme of punishment or rewards, etc.

2. v. i. To pass by degrees; to change gradually; to shade off; as, sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz.

3. n. One who has received an academical or professional degree; one who has completed the prescribed course of study in any school or institution of learning.

4. a. Arranged by successive steps or degrees; graduated.

Definition of Graduate

1. Noun. A person who is recognized by a university as having completed the requirements of a degree studied at the institution ¹

2. Noun. (American English) A person who is recognized by a high school as having completed the requirements of a course of study at the school ¹

3. Noun. A graduated (marked) cup or other container, thus fit for measuring ¹

4. Adjective. graduated, arranged by degrees ¹

5. Adjective. holding an academic degree ¹

6. Adjective. relating to an academic degree ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive ergative) To be recognized by a school or university as having completed the requirements of a degree studied at the institution. See note on “from” usage. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To certify (a student) as having earned a degree ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To mark a scale on (something) so that it can be used for measuring ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To change gradually ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Graduate

1. to receive an academic degree or diploma [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

Medical Definition of Graduate

1. 1. One who has received an academical or professional degree; one who has completed the prescribed course of study in any school or institution of learning. 2. A graduated cup, tube, or flask; a measuring glass used by apothecaries and chemists. See Graduated. Origin: LL. Graduatus, p. P. Of graduare to admit to a degree, fr. L. Gradus grade. See Grade. 1. To mark with degrees; to divide into regular steps, grades, or intervals, as the scale of a thermometer, a scheme of punishment or rewards, etc. 2. To admit or elevate to a certain grade or degree; especially, in a college or university, to admit, at the close of the course, to an honorable standing defined by a diploma; as, he was graduated at Yale College. 3. To prepare gradually; to arrange, temper, or modify by degrees or to a certain degree; to determine the degrees of; as, to graduate the heat of an oven. "Dyers advance and graduate their colours with salts." (Browne) 4. To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by evaporation, as a fluid. Graduating engine, a dividing engine. See Dividing engine, under Dividing. Origin: Cf. F. Graduer. See Graduate, Grade. 1. To pass by degrees; to change gradually; to shade off; as, sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz. 2. To taper, as the tail of certain birds. 3. To take a degree in a college or university; to become a graduate; to receive a diploma. "He graduated at Oxford." (Latham) "He was brought to their bar and asked where he had graduated." (Macaulay) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Graduate

grads
gradual
gradualism
gradualisms
gradualist
gradualistic
gradualists
graduality
graduall
gradually
gradualness
gradualnesses
graduals
graduand
graduands
graduate (current term)
graduate(a)
graduate engineer
graduate engineers
graduate nurse
graduate nurses
graduate school
graduate schools
graduate student
graduate students
graduated
graduated compress
graduated cylinder
graduated pipette
graduated table

Literary usage of Graduate

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

1. Catalogue by Princeton University (1917)
"THE graduate SCHOOL The affairs of the graduate School are administered by a committee of the University Faculty known as the Faculty Committee on the ..."

2. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association, Richard Rogers Bowker, Charles Ammi Cutter (1907)
"Class of 1909 Julia Mae Berry, West Winfield, N. Y, graduate West ... Bessie Crawford, Saratoga Springs, NY, graduate, Saratoga Springs High School, 1907. ..."

3. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1919)
"A POST graduate COURSE IN EXPOSITION By HC WASHBURN, US Naval Academy INTRODUCTION In 1916, at the request of the Secretary of the Navy, the Society for the ..."

4. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention (1908)
"What is the influence of present methods of graduate instruction on the teaching in ... The main function of the graduate schools in American universities, ..."

5. Journal of Proceedings and Addresses of the ... Annual Conferences by Association of American Universities (1911)
"Then an effort will be made to classify the practices and to discuss the influences of each class of fellowships and scholarships upon graduate study. ..."

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