-grade


a combining form meaning “walking, moving,” in the manner or by the means specified by the initial element: plantigrade.

Nearby words

  1. -gnosis,
  2. -gnostic,
  3. -gon,
  4. -gonium,
  5. -gony,
  6. -gram,
  7. -graph,
  8. -grapher,
  9. -graphic,
  10. -graphy

Origin of -grade

< Latin -gradus, combining form representing gradus step or gradī to walk. See grade, gradient

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British Dictionary definitions for -grade

-grade

adj combining form

indicating a kind or manner of movement or progressionplantigrade; retrograde

Word Origin for -grade

via French from Latin -gradus, from gradus a step, from gradī to walk

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