verb (used with object), grad·ed, grad·ing.
verb (used without object), grad·ed, grad·ing.
- 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
Synonyms for grade
Related Words for gradingclassify, sort, group, brand, range, value, order, rate, assort, class, arrange
Examples from the Web for grading
Contemporary Examples of grading
Of course, when it comes to grading acting performance, age shouldn't be anything but a number.Why Does Oscar Hate Young Men?
November 9, 2014
Grading on that standard, two Palestinian voices at AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby is revolutionary.What Beinart Overlooks in His 'American Jewish Cocoon' Article
September 4, 2013
After less than a year, the faculty were furious because there were not enough TAs to do all their grading for them.Too Many Students, Too Few Jobs
January 18, 2013
I've spent the morning grading papers and trying to figure out why the Orthodox Union (OU) wants to disturb my Yom Kippur.A Day For Politics Or Not
September 24, 2012
The credit rating agencies should receive their own failing grades; they certainly should not be the basis for grading the banks.Geithner's Stress Test Sham
May 7, 2009
Historical Examples of grading
The method of grading emery will be described in the chapter on glass-grinding.On Laboratory Arts
The grading was done to a very large extent by manual labor.The Story of the First Trans-Continental Railroad
W. F. Bailey.
On the other hand, we had already obtained a scale of our own for grading success.A Labrador Doctor
Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
The right of way is assured, the grading is done, the rails are laid.Problems of Expansion
The grading and organization of the rural school is haphazard and faulty.New Ideals in Rural Schools
George Herbert Betts
- 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
1650s, "to arrange in grades," from grade (n.). Related: Graded; grading.
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.
see make the grade.