class, form, grade, course(noun)
a body of students who are taught together
"early morning classes are always sleepy"
grade, level, tier(noun)
a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
"lumber of the highest grade"
the gradient of a slope or road or other surface
"the road had a steep grade"
one-hundredth of a right angle
a degree of ablaut
mark, grade, score(noun)
a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
"she made good marks in algebra"; "grade A milk"; "what was your score on your homework?"
grade, ground level(noun)
the height of the ground on which something stands
"the base of the tower was below grade"
degree, grade, level(noun)
a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
"a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
a variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed
rate, rank, range, order, grade, place(verb)
assign a rank or rating to
"how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
level to the right gradient
grade, score, mark(verb)
assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation
"grade tests"; "score the SAT essays"; "mark homework"
determine the grade of or assign a grade to
I gave him a good grade for effort.
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.
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.
A slope (up or down) of a roadway or other passage
The grade of this hill is more than 5 percent
A level of pre-collegiate education.
A student of a particular grade (used with the grade level).
The grade fives are on a field trip.
An area that has been graded by a grader (construction machine)
The level of the ground.
This material absorbs moisture and is probably not a good choice for use below grade.
To assign scores to the components of an academic test.
To assign a score to overall academic performance.
To flatten, level, or smooth a large surface.
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.
Origin: From grade, from gradus, from gradi, from gʰradʰ-. Cognate with 03320342033903380343, Gritt, grìdiju.
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
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
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
to arrange in order, steps, or degrees, according to size, quality, rank, etc
to reduce to a level, or to an evenly progressive ascent, as the line of a canal or road
to cross with some better breed; to improve the blood of
a harsh scraping or cutting; a grating
Origin: [F. grade, L. gradus step, pace, grade, from gradi to step, go. Cf. Congress, Degree, Gradus.]
In rock climbing, mountaineering and other climbing disciplines, climbers give a grade to a climbing route that concisely describes the difficulty and danger of climbing the route. Different aspects of climbing each have their own grading system, and many different nationalities developed their own, distinctive grading systems. There are a number of factors that contribute to the difficulty of a climb including the technical difficulty of the moves, the strength and stamina required, the level of commitment, and the difficulty of protecting the climber. Different grading systems consider these factors in different ways, so no two grading systems have an exact one-to-one correspondence. Climbing grades are inherently subjective. They may be the opinion of one or a few climbers, often the first ascentionist or the author of a guidebook. A grade for an individual route may also be a consensus reached by many climbers who have climbed the route. While grades are usually applied fairly consistently across a climbing area, there are often perceived differences between grading at different climbing areas. Because of these variables, a given climber might find a route to be either easier or more difficult than expected for the grade applied.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
grād, n. a degree or step in rank or dignity: the degree of slope on a road as compared with the horizontal: a class of animals produced by crossing a common breed with one purer—also adj.: a group of animals branching off from a common stem.—v.t. Grā′date, to cause to blend gradually from one tint of colour to another.—v.i. to effect gradation.—adv. Gradā′tim, gradually.—n. Gradā′tion, a rising step by step: progress from one degree or state to another: position attained: state of being arranged in ranks: (mus.) a diatonic succession of chords: (paint.) the gradual blending of tints.—adjs. Gradā′tional; Gradā′tioned, formed by gradations or stages; Grad′atory, proceeding step by step, adapted for walking or forward movement; Grā′dient, gradually rising: rising with a regular slope.—n. the degree of slope on a road or railway: the difference in the height of the barometer between one place and another place at some distance: an incline.—ns. Grād′ienter, a surveyor's instrument for determining grades; Grād′in, Gradine′, one of a series of rising seats, as in an amphitheatre: a raised step or ledge behind an altar; Gradin′o, a decoration for the gradin.—adj. Grad′ūal, advancing by grades or degrees: regular and slow.—n. in the Roman Church, the portion of the mass between the epistle and the gospel, formerly always sung from the steps of the altar: the book containing such anthems—also Grail.—ns. Grad′ūalism, Gradūal′ity.—adv. Grad′ūally.—v.t. Grad′ūāte, to divide into regular intervals: to mark with degrees: to proportion.—v.i. to pass by grades or degrees: to pass through a university course and receive a degree.—n. one admitted to a degree in a college, university, or society.—p.adj. Grad′ūāted, marked with degrees, as a thermometer.—ns. Grad′uateship; Gradūā′tion; Grad′ūātor, a mathematical instrument for graduating or dividing lines into regular intervals; Graduc′tion (astron.), the division of circular arcs into degrees, minutes, &c.; Grā′dus, a dictionary of Greek or Latin prosody—contraction of gradus ad Parnassum, a step or stair to Parnassus, the abode of the Muses.—Down, and Up, grade, a descending or ascending part, as of a road. [Fr.,—L. gradus, a step—gradi, to step.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Grade' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4726
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Grade' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4280
Rank popularity for the word 'Grade' in Nouns Frequency: #1467
The numerical value of Grade in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Grade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
We believe there is not a whole lot of value left in investment-grade and we are underweight investment-grade bonds.
Describing her first day back in grade school after a long absence, a teacher said, It was like trying to hold 35 corks under water at the same time.
They say the seeds of what we will do are in all of us, but it always seemed to me that in those who make jokes in life the seeds are covered with better soil and with a higher grade of manure.
It is a big concern that the country will lose its investment grade over the next 12 months, brazil is a major investment for global investors, and some accounts can only invest in investment grade (credits). This will have repercussions in terms of flows.
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- Note, Grad, Klasse, SorteGerman
- nivel, desnivelSpanish
- arvosana, jyrkkyys, luiska, aste, raastaminen, arvio, taso, laatu, luokka, luokkalainen, maanpinta, [[parafyleettinen]] [[ryhmä]]Finnish
- classe, mentionFrench
- գնահատական, թվանշանArmenian
- scuola, insegnamento, voto, grado di pendenza, pendenza, classe, livelloItalian
- 等級, 年, 学年Japanese
- оце́нка, сорт, укло́н, класс, у́ровень, отме́тка, ранг, -кла́ссник, -кла́ссницаRussian
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