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Definition of grad (Entry 2 of 3)

: one hundredth of a right angle

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Examples of grad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun or adjective À La Carte follows the story of twenty-five-year-old Mahogany Rose, an ambitious and successful Howard grad who has every aspect of her personal and professional life set, except love. Rivea Ruff, Essence, 7 June 2022 The 28-year-old UNC grad spent the 2021-22 season with England's Bristol City FC. Jonathan Saxon, The Courier-Journal, 18 May 2022 The 51-year-old, Harvard Law grad, who was confirmed last year to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, was floated as a possible nominee back in 2016 when President Barack Obama was still in the White House. John Fritze, USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2022 After watching Estonian dancers, festival-goers could head over to the Rose Festival Fun Center. 31-year-old Lincoln High School grad Andy Wiederhorn was flying high with Wilshire Financial Services Group. oregonlive, 7 Jan. 2022 Ariella Kvashny, a 22-year-old recent college grad from Chula Vista, makes a stunning Moonlight debut as Gloria. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Sep. 2021 Garrett Wood, a Mason High School grad playing for the University of Kentucky, won the local qualifier for the second-straight year. James Weber, The Enquirer, 21 July 2022 Lance Guest stars as a recent high school grad who’s a videogame whiz. Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 July 2022 The 30-year-old Saskatchewan native and Cornell grad also was a top-level player, representing Canada in two under-18 world championships. Shad Powers, USA TODAY, 5 July 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Jarvis could become the first Maine South grad to play an NFL game on offense this fall. Mason Young, Detroit Free Press, 4 Aug. 2022 And the Georgia State University grad was promoted to CFO in April 2021. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 27 July 2022 Calhoun, a University of Georgia law grad, has been a practicing attorney for three decades. Chris Joyner, ajc, 4 Feb. 2022 The Jets have South Florida connections with wide receiver Braxton Berrios a University of Miami grad while safety Lamarcus Joyner and receiver Elijah Moore are St. Thomas Aquinas High alums. David Furones, sun-sentinel.com, 20 Nov. 2021 Three years earlier, the University of Miami economics grad had founded Sextant Stays, one of the newer start-ups in the alt hotel, arbitrage space, with one apartment and no formal hospitality or leisure industry experience. Peter Lane Taylor, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 Celenza was also a University of Cincinnati grad and a big Bearcat fan. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 4 Aug. 2021 The University of Central Florida grad saw Brazilian pizzerias come and go early on and has been happy seeing more than a few finally stick as the community continues to grow. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 2 Aug. 2021 But now that there might be an opening, the young Harvard Law grad with a military background is making trips to early primary states. James Pindell, BostonGlobe.com, 25 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of grad

Noun or adjective

circa 1871, in the meaning defined above


1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for grad

Noun or adjective

by shortening


French grade degree, from Latin gradus

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“Grad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grad. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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