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Definitions of grade

  1. a body of students who are taught together; " early morning classes are always sleepy"
  2. a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; " a moderate degree of intelligence"; " a high level of care is required"; " it is all a matter of degree"
  3. one- hundredth of a right angle
  4. level to the right gradient
  5. the gradient of a slope or road or other surface; " the road had a steep grade"
  6. the height of the ground on which something stands; " the base of the tower was below grade"
  7. 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?"
  8. a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; " lumber of the highest grade"
  9. ( of domestic animals) improved by selective breeding
  10. assign a rank or rating to; " how would you rank these students?"; " The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
  11. a variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed
  12. a degree of ablaut
  13. determine the grade of or assign a grade to
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. A graded ascending, descending, or level portion of a road; a gradient.
  17. 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.
  18. To arrange in order, steps, or degrees, according to size, quality, rank, etc.
  19. To reduce to a level, or to an evenly progressive ascent, as the line of a canal or road.
  20. To cross with some better breed; to improve the blood of.
  21. A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating.
  22. To level and prepare, as a road or railway roadbed; arrange in regular series.
  23. To take rank.
  24. A degree or step in rank or dignity: the degree of slope on a road.
  25. Degree; rank; angle of slope.
  26. To reduce to a gradual slope, as a road.
  27. To classify by grades.
  28. To bring to a grade.
  29. To improve by cross breeding.
  30. A degree, step, or rank in any series.
  31. An incline, or the degree of inclination.
  32. A cross- bred animal.
  33. A step or degree in rank, dignity, order, or any series; degree of slope in a road.
  34. To arrange in regular series; to adjust the rate of slope in a road.
  35. A degree or rank in order or dignity; a step or degree in any series.
  36. To cut or reduce to the proper levels, as a canal or road.
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Usage examples for grade

  1. Camels on the down grade. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  2. It was this- Pure Fire- motion is the secret of the eternal change which characterises all known phenomena of every grade and kind. – Nature Mysticism by J. Edward Mercer
  3. The higher grade of eucalypts or gum- trees delight in water and a good soil, and nearly always line the banks of watercourses. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  4. Ninety- foot grade, so King reported. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  5. The girls had been friends since grade school days. – Ghost Beyond the Gate by Mildred A. Wirt
  6. But the right to demand money on even twenty- four hours' notice is more available than a high- grade bond, as a means of meeting rapidly changing situations. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  7. The excited chatter and laughter of the young folks rang out merrily as they worked- for it was work to get the 'plane, light as it was, up the grade. – The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship by Margaret Burnham
  8. The horse, anxious to be home, took the long grade quickly, restrained by Pete, who felt that it would be poor policy to tread too closely upon the heels of the T- Bar- T men. – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  9. She was in the third grade,- 3A, you understand, which is almost the fourth. – Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield
  10. Captain Jack accompanied Tom to the farthest limits of the forest, giving him meantime much information about life in London, and astonishing him by the intimate knowledge he possessed of life in every grade of society. – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green
  11. And surely 'Ion' is a very, very beautiful and noble conception, and finely executed,- a beautiful work- what has come after, has lowered it down by grade after grade ... – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  12. The Second Grade teacher was of the " progressive" school; she firmly believed that everybody, having been created equal, had to stay that way. – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith
  13. At the Hague I had some trouble to learn what grade the crown prince holds in the army. – Holland, v. 1 (of 2) by Edmondo de Amicis
  14. We were walking up the grade, pushing our machines with Jane between us. – The White Invaders by Raymond King Cummings
  15. He was raised to the grade of adjutant- general under Gen. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  16. It consists of one hour a week of hand sewing taught by a regular grade teacher or sometimes by teachers of domestic science or other special subjects. – Wage Earning and Education by R. R. Lutz
  17. Her year of instruction, while distinctly improving her mind and manners, had scarcely prepared her for so sudden an elevation into a grade of society to which she had hitherto been a stranger. – The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt
  18. For instance, there is the question of grade over the mountains. – The Canadian Commonwealth by Agnes C. Laut
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