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[hahy-greyd] /ˈhaɪˈgreɪd/
of excellent or superior quality.
(of ore) yielding a relatively large amount of the metal for which it is mined.
verb (used with object), high-graded, high-grading.
to steal (rich ore) from a mine.
Origin of high-grade
First recorded in 1875-80
Related forms
high-grader, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The "Imperial," to which Hertha went every morning, was a high-grade shop.

    The Shadow Mary White Ovington
  • The ten sacks of high-grade ore had been stolen during the night!

  • Business was good; and by closing time on Wednesday the firm had in stock ten high-grade, hand-picked stray cats.

    Sube Cane Edward Bellamy Partridge
  • Not one of them had had experience with the high-grade type.

    The Criminal Imbecile Henry Herbert Goddard
  • Achromatic lenses are used in all high-grade optical instruments such as telescopes and microscopes.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • These men all thought they knew something about high-grade feeble-mindedness.

    The Criminal Imbecile Henry Herbert Goddard
  • Deposits of this period include the bulk of the world's anthracite and high-grade bituminous coal.

  • The real problem is: Has he had experience with this high-grade type?

    The Criminal Imbecile Henry Herbert Goddard
  • As he is digging he strikes a particularly rich pocket of high-grade ore.

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