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

Words nearby -grade

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


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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