verb (used with object), grad·ed, grad·ing.
verb (used without object), grad·ed, grad·ing.
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Idioms for grade
- on the same level: A railroad crosses a highway at grade.
- (of a stream bed) so adjusted to conditions of slope and the volume and speed of water that no gain or loss of sediment takes place.
Origin of grade
OTHER WORDS FROM grade
Definition for grade (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for grade
The pale, baby-faced, red-cheeked rapper is furiously puffing away at a hastily-made blunt crammed with low-grade weed.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I know the verse because Mrs. Bertalan used to have us do it in ninth-grade choir.
“By no means are we Grade A professional consultants,” Goff said.
Craig-Lewis was an 11-year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department, a position she had aspired to since grade school.
Behind him stood a flock of fifth-grade boys—and two second-grade girls—all of them wearing the exact same yellow hat.Even Grade School Kids Are Protesting the Garner Killing Now|Caitlin Dickson|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We were about nine hours of fair daylight traversing 160 miles of level or descending grade, with a light passenger train.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
By May, 1793, he had gained the grade of general of brigade; two months later he became general of division.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
"Long bright leaf" is considered the finest, while that known as "Luga" is the poorest and lowest grade of leaf.
I dont think it would exonerate him either with them or with legal functionaries of a higher grade.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
ThePg 96 grade, though very steep, was not so much of an obstacle as the deep sand, with which the road was covered.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
British Dictionary definitions for grade (1 of 2)
- a part of a railway, road, etc, that slopes upwards or downwards; inclination
- Also called: gradient a measure of such a slope, esp the ratio of the vertical distance between two points on the slope to the horizontal distance between them
- on the same level
- (of a river profile or land surface) at an equilibrium level and slope, because there is a balance between erosion and deposition
- to reach the required standard
- to succeed
Word Origin for grade
British Dictionary definitions for grade (2 of 2)
adj combining form
Word Origin for -grade
Scientific definitions for grade
Idioms and Phrases with grade
see make the grade.