Definitions of grade

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