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Noun: grade  greyd
  1. [N. Amer] A body of students who are taught together
    "early morning grades are always sleepy";
    - class, form, course
     
  2. A relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    "lumber of the highest grade";
    - level, tier
     
  3. [N. Amer] The gradient of a slope, road or other surface
    "the road had a steep grade"
     
  4. One-hundredth of a right angle
    - grad
     
  5. A degree of ablaut
    - gradation
     
  6. A number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    "grade A milk";
    - mark, score
     
  7. The height of the ground on which something stands
    "the base of the tower was below grade";
    - ground level
     
  8. A position on a scale of intensity, amount or quality
    "a moderate grade of intelligence";
    - degree, level
     
  9. A variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed
Verb: grade  greyd
  1. Assign a rank or rating to
    "The restaurant is graded highly in the food guide";
    - rate, rank, range, order, place
     
  2. Level to the right gradient
     
  3. Assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation
    "grade tests";
    - score, mark
     
  4. Determine the grade of or assign a grade to

Sounds like: gourd, gorade, grayed, gr

Derived forms: grading, graded, grades

See also: high, intense, low, mild

Type of: ablaut, angular unit, appraise, assemblage, assess, assort, Bos taurus, cattle, class, classify, cows, elevation, evaluate, evaluation, even, even out, flush, gathering, gradient, judge, kine [archaic], level, measure, oxen, pass judgment, property, rank, rating, scope, separate, slope, sort, sort out, valuate, valuation, value

Part of: right angle

Encyclopedia: Grade, Cornwall