Definitions for gradable

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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. gradable(adj)

    capable of being graded (for quality or rank or size etc.)


  1. gradable(Noun)

    A word that can be inflected to specify the degree or grade of something.

  2. gradable(Adjective)

    Able to form degrees or grades.


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