noun \ˈgrād\

: a level of study that is completed by a student during one year

: the students in the same year of study at a school

: a number or letter that indicates how a student performed in a class or on a test

Full Definition of GRADE

a (1) :  a position in a scale of ranks or qualities (2) :  a stage in a process
b :  a degree of severity in illness <grade III carcinoma>
c :  a class organized for the work of a particular year of a school course
d :  a military or naval rank
a :  a class of things of the same stage or degree
b :  a mark indicating a degree of accomplishment in school
c :  a standard of food quality
a :  the degree of inclination of a road or slope; also :  a sloping road
b :  a datum or reference level; especially :  ground level
:  a domestic animal with one parent purebred and the other of inferior breeding
plural :  the elementary school system
grade·less \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of GRADE

  1. The fifth grade will perform their annual play this week.
  2. a grade of 90 percent or better
  3. Her grades are up this semester.
  4. an expensive grade of leather

Origin of GRADE

Latin gradus step, degree, from Latin gradi to step, go; akin to Lithuanian gridyti to go, wander
First Known Use: 1526

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis



: to give a grade to (a student or a student's work)

: to give a rating to (something)

: to separate (things) into groups or classes according to a particular quality


Full Definition of GRADE

transitive verb
a :  to arrange in grades :  sort
b :  to arrange in a scale or series
c :  to assign to a grade or assign a grade to
:  to level off to a smooth horizontal or sloping surface
intransitive verb
a :  to form a series
b :  blend
:  to be of a particular grade
grad·able \ˈgrā-də-bəl\ adjective

Examples of GRADE

  1. Students will be graded on their reading ability.
  2. She hasn't finished grading the exams.
  3. How would you grade your meal on a scale from one to five?
  4. The eggs are graded according to size.

First Known Use of GRADE




Definition of GRADE

:  being, involving, or yielding domestic animals of improved but not pure stock <grade ewes> <grade breeding>

First Known Use of GRADE



noun \ˈgrād\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GRADE

:  a degree of severity of a disease or abnormal condition <a grade III carcinoma>
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