• IPA: /ɡɹeɪd/

grade (plural grades)

  1. A rating.
    I gave him a good grade for effort.
  2. (chiefly, North America) The performance of an individual or group on an examination or test, expressed by a number, letter, or other symbol; a score.
    Synonyms: mark
    He got a good grade on the test.
    This fine-grade coin from 1837 is worth a good amount.
  3. A degree or level of something; a position within a scale; a degree of quality.
    • There are a lot of varieties of diatomaceous earth, so when you are shopping, be sure to get the right stuff!

      Make sure that you get food grade diatomaceous earth. Some people make 3% of the food they eat be diatomaceous earth.
  4. A slope (up or down) of a roadway or other passage
    The grade of this hill is more than 5 percent.
  5. (North America, education) A level of primary and secondary education.
    Clancy is entering the fifth grade this year.
    Clancy starts grade five this year.
  6. (Canada, education) A student of a particular grade (used with the grade level).
    The grade fives are on a field trip.
  7. An area that has been flattened by a grader (construction machine).
  8. The level of the ground.
    This material absorbs moisture and is probably not a good choice for use below grade.
  9. (mathematics) A gradian.
  10. (geometry) In a linear system of divisors on an n-dimensional variety, the number of free intersection points of n generic divisors.
  11. A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating.
  12. (systematics) A taxon united by a level of morphological or physiological complexity that is not a clade.
  13. (medicine) The degree of malignity of a tumor expressed on a scale.
Synonyms Related terms Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • Italian: grado di pendenza, pendenza
  • Portuguese: desnível
  • Russian: укло́н
  • Spanish: desnivel
Translations Translations
  • Russian: -кла́ссник
Translations Translations
  • Russian: у́ровень
  • Spanish: nivel
Translations Verb

grade (grades, present participle grading; past and past participle graded)

  1. (chiefly, North America) To assign scores to the components of an academic test.
  2. (chiefly, North America) To assign a score to overall academic performance.
  3. To organize in grades.
    a graded reader
  4. To flatten, level, or smooth a large surface.
  5. (sewing) 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.
  6. (intransitive) To pass imperceptibly from one grade into another.
    • 1924, EM Forster, A Passage to India, Penguin 2005, p. 34:
      And there were circles even beyond these – […] humanity grading and drifting beyond the educated vision, until no earthly invitation can embrace it.
Translations Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: nivelar
  • Russian: выравнивать

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