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see synonyms of grade


1. class, course, form, grade

a body of students who are taught together

Example Sentences:
'early morning classes are always sleepy'

2. grade, level, tier

a relative position or degree of value in a graded group

Example Sentences:
'lumber of the highest grade'

3. grade

the gradient of a slope or road or other surface

Example Sentences:
'the road had a steep grade'

4. grad, grade

one-hundredth of a right angle

5. gradation, grade

a degree of ablaut

6. grade, mark, score

a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)

Example Sentences:
'she made good marks in algebra'
'grade A milk'
'what was your score on your homework?'

7. grade, ground level

the height of the ground on which something stands

Example Sentences:
'the base of the tower was below grade'

8. degree, grade, level

a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality

Example Sentences:
'a moderate grade of intelligence'
'a high level of care is required'
'it is all a matter of degree'

9. grade

a variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed


10. grade, order, place, range, rank, rate

assign a rank or rating to

Example Sentences:
'how would you rank these students?'
'The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide'

11. grade

level to the right gradient

12. grade, mark, score

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

Example Sentences:
'grade tests'
'score the SAT essays'
'mark homework'

13. grade

determine the grade of or assign a grade to

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of grade
a position or degree in a scale, as of quality, rank, size, or progression
small-grade eggs
high-grade timber
a group of people or things of the same category
3. mainly US
a military or other rank
a stage in a course of progression
a mark or rating indicating achievement or the worth of work done, as at school
6. US and Canadian
a unit of pupils of similar age or ability taught together at school
7. US and Canadian
a part of a railway, road, etc, that slopes upwards or downwards; inclination
b. Also called: gradient
a measure of such a slope, esp the ratio of the vertical distance between two points on the slope to the horizontal distance between them
a unit of angle equal to one hundredth of a right angle or 0.9 degree
9. stockbreeding
an animal with one purebred parent and one of unknown or unimproved breeding
(as modifier)
a grade sheep
Compare crossbred (sense 2), purebred (sense 2)
10. linguistics
one of the forms of the vowel in a morpheme when this vowel varies because of gradation
11.  at grade
12.  make the grade
13. (transitive)
to arrange according to quality, rank, etc
14. (transitive)
to determine the grade of or assign a grade to
15. (intransitive)
to achieve or deserve a grade or rank
to change or blend (something) gradually; merge
17. (transitive)
to level (ground, a road, etc) to a suitable gradient
18. (transitive) stockbreeding
to cross (one animal) with another to produce a grade animal

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see synonyms of grade
any of the stages in an orderly, systematic progression; step; degree
a degree or rating in a scale classifying according to quality, rank, worth, intensity, etc.
often in hyphenated compounds
grade A eggs, weapons-grade plutonium
any of the official ranks or ratings of officers or enlisted men
an army colonel and a navy captain are in grade O-6
an accepted standard or level
up to grade
a group of people of the same rank, merit, worth, etc.
3.  US
the degree of rise or descent of a sloping surface, as of a highway, railroad, etc.
such a sloping surface
the ground level around a building
5.  US
any of the divisions in a school curriculum usually equal to one year; most systems in the U.S. include twelve grades after the kindergarten
a group of pupils forming such a division in a school
6.  US
a mark or rating on an examination, in a school course, etc.
7.  US, Animal Husbandry
an animal with one parent of pure breed
8.  Linguistics
any of the various forms in which a vowel may appear in grammatically or etymologically related forms as a result of gradation
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈgraded or ˈgrading
to arrange or classify by grades; rate according to quality, rank, worth, etc.; sort
to give a grade (sense 6) to
to gradate
12.  US
to level or slope (ground, a road, etc.) evenly
13.  US, Animal Husbandry
to improve by crossing with a pure breed
often with up
verb intransitive
to assume an indicated rank or position in a series; be of a certain grade
to change gradually; go through a series of stages

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of grade
1. A stage or degree in a process.
2. A position in a scale of size, quality, or intensity: a poor grade of lumber.
3. An accepted level or standard.
4. A set of persons or things all falling in the same specified limits; a class.
a. A level of academic development in an elementary, middle, or secondary school: learned fractions in the fourth grade.
b. A group of students at such a level: The third grade has recess at 10:30.
c. grades Elementary school.
6. A number, letter, or symbol indicating a student's level of accomplishment: a passing grade in history.
7. A military, naval, or civil service rank.
8. The degree of inclination of a slope, road, or other surface: the steep grade of the mountain road.
9. A slope or gradual inclination, especially of a road or railroad track: slowed the truck when he approached the grade.
10. The level at which the ground surface meets the foundation of a building.
11. A domestic animal produced by crossbreeding one of purebred stock with one of ordinary stock.
12. Linguistics A degree of ablaut.
v. grad·ed, grad·ing, grades
1. To arrange in grades; sort or classify: How is motor oil graded?
a. To determine the quality of (academic work, for example); evaluate: graded the book reports.
b. To give a grade to (a student, for example).
3. To level or smooth to a desired or horizontal gradient: bulldozers graded the road.
4. To gradate.
5. To improve the quality of (livestock) by crossbreeding with purebred stock.
To change or progress gradually: piles of gravel that grade from coarse to fine.

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