Definitions for Gradegreɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gradegreɪd(n.; v.)grad•ed, grad•ing.

  1. (n.)a degree or step in a scale, as of rank, advancement, quality, value, or intensity.

  2. a class of persons or things of the same relative rank, quality, etc.

  3. a step or stage in a course or process.

  4. a single division of a school classified, usu. by year.

    Category: Education

  5. the pupils in such a division.

    Category: Education

  6. grades, elementary school (usu. prec. by the).

    Category: Education

  7. a letter, number, or other symbol indicating the relative quality of a student's work; mark.

    Category: Education

  8. a classification or standard of food based on quality, size, etc.:

    grade A milk.

    Category: Cooking

  9. inclination with the horizontal of a road, railroad, etc.; slope.

    Category: Civil Engineering, Railroads, Transportation

  10. the level at which the ground intersects the foundation of a building.

    Category: Building Trades

  11. an animal resulting from a cross between a parent of ordinary stock and one of a pure breed.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  12. (v.t.)to arrange in a series of grades; class; sort:

    a machine that grades eggs.

  13. to determine the grade of.

  14. to assign a grade to (a student's work); mark.

    Category: Education

  15. to cause to pass by degrees, as from one color or shade to another.

  16. to reduce to a level or to practicable degrees of inclination:

    to grade a road.

    Category: Civil Engineering

  17. to cross (an ordinary or low-grade animal) with an animal of a pure or superior breed.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  18. (v.i.)to incline; slant or slope.

  19. to be of a particular grade or quality.

  20. to pass by degrees, as from one color or shade to another; blend.

Idioms for grade:

  1. at grade, on the same level:

    a railroad crossing a highway at grade.

    Category: Idiom, Railroads

  2. make the grade, to attain a specific goal; succeed.

    Category: Idiom

  3. up to grade, of the desired or required quality.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of grade:

1505–15; < F: office < L gradus step, stage, degree, der. of gradī to go, step, walk



  1. a combining form meaning “walking, moving,” in the manner or by the means specified by the initial element:


    Category: Affix

Origin of -grade:

< L -gradus, comb. form repr. gradus step or gradī to walk. See grade , gradient

Princeton's WordNet

  1. class, form, grade, course(noun)

    a body of students who are taught together

    "early morning classes are always sleepy"

  2. grade, level, tier(noun)

    a relative position or degree of value in a graded group

    "lumber of the highest grade"

  3. grade(noun)

    the gradient of a slope or road or other surface

    "the road had a steep grade"

  4. grad, grade(noun)

    one-hundredth of a right angle

  5. grade, gradation(noun)

    a degree of ablaut

  6. 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?"

  7. grade, ground level(noun)

    the height of the ground on which something stands

    "the base of the tower was below grade"

  8. 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"

  9. grade(verb)

    a variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed

  10. 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"

  11. grade(verb)

    level to the right gradient

  12. grade, score, mark(verb)

    assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation

    "grade tests"; "score the SAT essays"; "mark homework"

  13. grade(verb)

    determine the grade of or assign a grade to

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. grade(noun)ɪd

    a mark for a piece of work that shows how good it is

    I got the best grade in the class.; a student who gets good grades

  2. gradeɪd

    one of the levels in a U.S. school that students are put in according to their age

    She's in 5th grade.

  3. gradeɪd

    a ranking of quality or importance

    low grade lumber; high grade maple syrup

  4. grade(verb)ɪd

    to give a grade to a student's work

    to grade papers

  5. gradeɪd

    to separate into groups according to grade

    The fruit is graded by size.


  1. grade(Noun)

    A rating.

    I gave him a good grade for effort.

  2. grade(Noun)

    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.

  3. grade(Noun)

    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.

  4. grade(Noun)

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

    The grade of this hill is more than 5 percent

  5. grade(Noun)

    A level of pre-collegiate education.

  6. grade(Noun)

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

    The grade fives are on a field trip.

  7. grade(Noun)

    An area that has been graded by a grader (construction machine)

  8. grade(Noun)

    The level of the ground.

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

  9. grade(Noun)

    A gradian.

  10. grade(Verb)

    To assign scores to the components of an academic test.

  11. grade(Verb)

    To assign a score to overall academic performance.

  12. grade(Verb)

    To flatten, level, or smooth a large surface.

  13. grade(Verb)

    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.

  14. Origin: From grade, from gradus, from gradi, from gʰradʰ-. Cognate with 03320342033903380343, Gritt, grìdiju.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grade(noun)

    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. Grade(noun)

    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

  3. Grade(noun)

    a graded ascending, descending, or level portion of a road; a gradient

  4. Grade(noun)

    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

  5. Grade(verb)

    to arrange in order, steps, or degrees, according to size, quality, rank, etc

  6. Grade(verb)

    to reduce to a level, or to an evenly progressive ascent, as the line of a canal or road

  7. Grade(verb)

    to cross with some better breed; to improve the blood of

  8. Grade(noun)

    a harsh scraping or cutting; a grating


  1. Grade

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Grade' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4726

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Grade' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4280

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Grade' in Nouns Frequency: #1467

Anagrams of Grade

  1. raged

  2. radge

  3. Edgar, EDGAR

  4. Gerda

  5. Edgar

Translations for Grade

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


one level in a scale of qualities, sizes etc

several grades of sandpaper; a high-grade ore.

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