What does graduate mean?

Definitions for graduate
ˈgrædʒ u ɪt, -ˌeɪt; -ˌeɪtgrad·u·ate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word graduate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alumnus, alumna, alum, graduate, grad(noun)

    a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)

  2. graduate(adj)

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

  3. graduate(a), postgraduate(verb)

    of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree

    "graduate courses"

  4. graduate(verb)

    receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies

    "She graduated in 1990"

  5. graduate(verb)

    confer an academic degree upon

    "This school graduates 2,000 students each year"

  6. calibrate, graduate, fine-tune(verb)

    make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring

    "calibrate an instrument"; "graduate a cylinder"


  1. graduate(Noun)

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

  2. graduate(Noun)

    A person who is recognized by a high school as having completed the requirements of a course of study at the school

  3. graduate(Noun)

    A graduated (marked) cup or other container, thus fit for measuring

  4. graduate(Verb)

    To be recognized by a school or university as having completed the requirements of a degree studied at the institution. See note on u201Cfromu201D usage.

  5. graduate(Verb)

    To certify (a student) as having earned a degree

    Indiana University graduated the student.

  6. graduate(Verb)

    To mark a scale on (something) so that it can be used for measuring

  7. graduate(Verb)

    To change gradually

  8. graduate(Adjective)

    graduated, arranged by degrees

  9. graduate(Adjective)

    holding an academic degree

  10. graduate(Adjective)

    relating to an academic degree

Webster Dictionary

  1. Graduate(noun)

    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. Graduate(noun)

    to admit or elevate to a certain grade or degree; esp., 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. Graduate(noun)

    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

  4. Graduate(noun)

    to bring to a certain degree of consistency, by evaporation, as a fluid

  5. Graduate(verb)

    to pass by degrees; to change gradually; to shade off; as, sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz

  6. Graduate(verb)

    to taper, as the tail of certain birds

  7. Graduate(verb)

    to take a degree in a college or university; to become a graduate; to receive a diploma

  8. Graduate(noun)

    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

  9. Graduate(noun)

    a graduated cup, tube, or flask; a measuring glass used by apothecaries and chemists. See under Graduated

  10. Graduate

    arranged by successive steps or degrees; graduated

  11. Origin: [See Graduate, n. & v.]


  1. Graduate

    "Graduate" is a song by Third Eye Blind and written by Stephan Jenkins and Kevin Cadogan. The B-side, "Horror Show", was written by Jenkins and Cadogan as well and later released on the "How's It Going to Be" single in 1998. It reached number 26 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the U.S, and number 14 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. Additionally, it was featured in the 1998 film Can't Hardly Wait starring Seth Green and Jennifer Love Hewitt. The band played this at the American Music Awards in 1998, changing some of the lyrics to "can I masturbate" in place of "can I graduate."

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'graduate' in Nouns Frequency: #1906

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of graduate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of graduate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of graduate in a Sentence

  1. Anthony Brutto:

    It was always important to me to graduate.

  2. The Honeywood family:

    Oh man, it was great seeing my little sister graduate.

  3. United States:

    She was one of our better graduate students, I thought.

  4. Lisa Anderson:

    I'm starting to regret what I spent on graduate school.

  5. Robertson Davies:

    The wit of a graduate student is like champagne. Canadian champagne.

Images & Illustrations of graduate

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Translations for graduate

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  • درج, تخرجArabic
  • promovat, absolventCzech
  • akademikerDanish
  • Absolvent, Absolventin, graduieren, absolvieren, Graduierte, GraduierterGerman
  • αποφοιτώGreek
  • graduados, graduada, graduadoSpanish
  • valmistua, ylioppilasFinnish
  • licenciée, licencié, diplômé, diplômer, diplôméeFrench
  • céimíIrish
  • ceumnaichScottish Gaelic
  • diplomarsi, laurearsi, diplomato, laureata, diplomata, laureatoItalian
  • 目盛る, 卒業, 卒業生Japanese
  • 졸업하다Korean
  • suscipere, admittere, graduata, adipisci, graduatusLatin
  • siswazahMalay
  • abituriënt, afstuderen, afgestudeerde, gradueren, promoverenDutch
  • graduar, diplomar, formar, graduado, [[formar]]-[[se]]Portuguese
  • выпускник, градуировать, дипломантка, дипломировать, выпускница, дипломант, окончитьRussian
  • promovaťSlovak
  • tốt nghiệpVietnamese

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