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grade

grade

 
 
pronunciation:
greId
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a level, degree, or rank in a scale.
These are the top grade of eggs.
synonyms:
level, notch, position, quality, standing, status
similar words:
class, degree, rate, scale, stage, station, step, tier
definition 2: a division made by age to group school children for instruction, or the children who belong to such a division.
Chris is in second grade.The sixth grade went to the museum yesterday.
similar words:
class
definition 3: a number or letter given on schoolwork to show quality or correctness.
What grade did you get on your book report?
synonyms:
mark, score
similar words:
rating
definition 4: the slope of a road or railroad.
The locomotive chugged up the steep grade.
similar words:
decline, hill, inclination, incline, pitch, slant, slope, upgrade
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: graded, grades, grading
definition 1: to give a grade to; evaluate.
The teacher graded the papers.
synonyms:
evaluate, mark
similar words:
rank
definition 2: to organize or sort by steps or degrees; classify.
Beef is graded by the amount of fat it contains.
synonyms:
class, classify, group, rank, rate, sort, type
similar words:
arrange, order, organize, place, position, value
definition 3: to make level or even.
The crew graded the road.
synonyms:
even, level, smooth
similar words:
flatten, pitch, roll
Word History
The word grade comes from a Latin word that means "a step" or "a degree."
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  education, measurement, number, school
Word Parts
The word grade contains the following part:
grad, -grade Latin root that means go, step, degree