Idioms for grade

Origin of grade

1505–15; < French: office < Latin gradus step, stage, degree, derivative of gradī to go, step, walk

OTHER WORDS FROM grade

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British Dictionary definitions for make the grade

grade
/ (ɡreɪd) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for grade

C16: from French, from Latin gradus step, from gradī to step
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Science definitions for make the grade

grade
[ grād ]

The degree of inclination of a slope, road, or other surface.
A grouping of organisms done purely on the basis of shared features and without regard to evolutionary relationships. Grades may include organisms that do not share a common ancestor, or may exclude some organisms having the same common ancestor as the other organisms in the grade. For this reason, many taxonomists do not accept grades as formal classifications. The class Reptilia (reptiles) is a grade since it includes dinosaurs but not birds, even though birds are descended from dinosaurs. Compare clade.
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Idioms and Phrases with make the grade (1 of 2)

make the grade

Satisfy the requirements, qualify; also, succeed. For example, Angela hoped her work in the new school would make the grade, or Barbara certainly has made the grade as a trial lawyer. This expression uses grade in the sense of “accepted standard.” [c. 1900]

Idioms and Phrases with make the grade (2 of 2)

grade

see make the grade.

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