verb (used with object), grad·ed, grad·ing.
verb (used without object), grad·ed, grad·ing.
- grade cricket,
- grade crossing,
- grade i astrocytoma,
- grade ii astrocytoma,
- grade iii astrocytoma
- 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
Origin of -grade
Examples from the Web for grade
“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.
And last year, 4th and 8th grade students showed the biggest math and reading gains in the country.
She stayed in school until 9th grade, when her father pulled her out.
Also, when I was in the 9th grade, a teacher enjoyed something I wrote, which I found interesting.The Renegade: Robert Downey Sr. on His Classic Films, Son’s Battle with Drugs, and Bill Cosby|Marlow Stern|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This difference indicates the grade of sensitivity that the weights in the tray are designed to test.Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development|Francis Galton
The same is also, probably, true of other animals, in proportion to their grade of organization.Evolution|Joseph Le Conte
We pay from $5 to $15 each for grade AAA according to time of year, locality and size.Fur Farming For Profit|Hermon Basil Laymon
Some one might say this may be a good thing, since every grade in moral and social standing are represented.
In nearly all of them, kindness toward the unfortunate of their own sex and grade is a striking trait.The History of Prostitution|William W. Sanger
- a part of a railway, road, etc, that slopes upwards or downwards; inclination
- Also called: gradienta 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
adj combining form
Word Origin for -grade
1510s, "degree of measurement," from French grade "grade, degree" (16c.), from Latin gradus "step, pace, gait, walk;" figuratively "a step, stage, degree," related to gradi "to walk, step, go," from PIE *ghredh- (cf. Lithuanian gridiju "to go, wander," Old Church Slavonic gredo "to come," Old Irish in-greinn "he pursues," and second element in congress, progress, etc.).
Replaced Middle English gree "step, degree in a series," from Old French grei "step," from Latin gradus. Railway sense is from 1811. Meaning "class of things having the same quality or value" is from 1807; meaning "division of a school curriculum equivalent to one year" is from 1835; that of "letter-mark indicating assessment of a student's work" is from 1886 (earlier used of numerical grades). Grade A "top quality, fit for human consumption" (originally of milk) is from a U.S. system instituted in 1912.
1650s, "to arrange in grades," from grade (n.). Related: Graded; grading.
see make the grade.