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 ungradedorganic, unprocessed, natural, rough, coarse, basic, crude, fresh, uncooked, untreated, raw, primitive, harsh, rude, simple, rudimentary, makeshift, homemade, amateurish, green
Examples from the Web for ungraded
Historical Examples of ungraded
This trail, flat along the ungraded ground, tended in the direction of least resistance, generally toward the southwest.Winning the Wilderness
Margaret Hill McCarter
The effect of powerful erosion, incident upon uplift, is heightened by the ungraded character of the river bed.The Andes of Southern Peru
The school is an ungraded one and the number of children taught by one teacher averages thirty.
Until I entered high school I attended the ungraded district school.A Backward Glance at Eighty
Charles A. Murdock
The annual crop is tremendous, and the pickers get only three to ten cents a pound for the ungraded nuts.The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work
Mary Rogers Miller
- 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.