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
Of course, when it comes to grading acting performance, age shouldn't be anything but a number.
Grading on that standard, two Palestinian voices at AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby is revolutionary.What Beinart Overlooks in His 'American Jewish Cocoon' Article|Gil Troy|September 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After less than a year, the faculty were furious because there were not enough TAs to do all their grading for them.
I've spent the morning grading papers and trying to figure out why the Orthodox Union (OU) wants to disturb my Yom Kippur.
The credit rating agencies should receive their own failing grades; they certainly should not be the basis for grading the banks.
Flour bolter, for separating flour from purified middlings of second grading.Foods and Household Management|Helen Kinne
During 1864 there were about two hundred men employed on the grading and track-laying.The Story of the First Trans-Continental Railroad|W. F. Bailey.
They surveyed to this point, estimated upon the cost of grading through the caon, and over the range by two or three routes.The Crest of the Continent|Ernest Ingersoll
In addition to the grading, the contract involved the construction of a ninety foot bridge over Bridge Creek.Third Biennial Report of the Oregon State Highway Commission|S. Benson, W. L. Thompson, R. A. Booth, Herbert Nunn
It means tearing up those rails, grading a new line—and you'll pay for it.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
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.