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grade

[ greyd ]SEE DEFINITION OF grade
  • nounrank, step
  • nounincline, slope
  • verbevaluate, rank

Synonyms for grade

  • category
  • class
  • classification
  • condition
  • degree
  • level
  • quality
  • size
  • standard
  • brand
  • caliber
  • division
  • echelon
  • estate
  • form
  • gradation
  • group
  • grouping
  • league
  • mark
  • notch
  • order
  • pigeonhole
  • place
  • position
  • rung
  • stage
  • station
  • tier
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Antonyms for grade

  • disorganization
  • unemployment
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GRADE

This grade I had to cross; and I was greatly afraid that I would meet some one.

Did any of you fellows happen to see a dead coyote up on the grade?

He looked back once, just as he was turning into the grade road.

The Blossburgh grade is used almost entirely for blacksmithing.

But after a while they noticed that the grade was upward and the going easier.

Lastly, it is from this grade that all the magistrates are appointed except the teachers for the boys.

Grade the plates in three divisions, good, medium and doubtful.

The men running from the grade fell into line like veteran soldiers.

If he fails on the first topic he may have another draw, but his grade will be reduced.

You 'll one day win your grade,—high up; yes, you must do so.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GRADE

adjust

verbbring into agreement or to a standard
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