failing grade/mark

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of failing grade/mark

:a grade/mark that shows that someone did not pass a test or course of study
  • He received a failing grade/mark in chemistry.

Word by Word Definitions

failing play
  1. : a usually slight or insignificant defect in character, conduct, or ability

  1. : in absence or default of

grade play
  1. : a position in a scale of ranks or qualities

  2. : a stage in a process

  3. : a degree of severity in illness

  1. : to arrange in grades : sort

  2. : to arrange in a scale or series

  3. : to assign to a grade or assign a grade to

  1. : being, involving, or yielding domestic animals of improved but not pure stock

  1. : walking

mark play
  1. : a boundary land

  2. : a conspicuous object serving as a guide for travelers

  3. : something (such as a line, notch, or fixed object) designed to record position

  1. : to fix or trace out the bounds or limits of

  2. : to plot the course of : chart

  3. : to set apart by or as if by a line or boundary

  1. : any of various old European units of weight used especially for gold and silver

  2. : a unit of value:

  3. : an old English unit equal to 13s 4d

  1. : an early Jewish Christian traditionally identified as the writer of the Gospel of Mark —called also John Mark

  2. : the second Gospel (see 1gospel 1) in the New Testament — see Bible Table

  3. : a king of Cornwall, uncle of Tristram, and husband of Isolde


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