\ ˈgrad \

Definition of grad

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grad

noun

Definition of grad (Entry 2 of 3)

: one hundredth of a right angle

Definition of grad (Entry 3 of 3)

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Studying at Texas A&M, where the George H.W. Bush library and grad school arrived his sophomore year. Kyle Peterson, WSJ, "Lessons From a Republican Survivor," 4 Jan. 2019 Simons, 19, graduated from Edgewater in 2017 and bypassed college to play a post-grad season at IMG Academy of Bradenton prior to becoming a pro. Buddy Collings, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Anfernee Simons signs NBA deal with Portland," 3 July 2018 The chef and owner Noureen Feerasta is a Cordon Bleu grad and whips up some of the best food in Toronto. Mosha Lundström Halbert, Vogue, "The Cool Girl’s Guide to Toronto," 27 Dec. 2018 Current Oklahoma star quarterback Kyler Murray is an Allen grad. Jason Gay, WSJ, "An East Coast Schlub at Friday Night Lights," 8 Nov. 2018 Mayor Sylvester Turner, a UH alumnus himself, will be addressing the latest class of Coog grads on Thursday, May 10, at NRG Stadium. Fernando Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "University of Houston reveals commencement speaker for class of 2018," 7 May 2018 For female high-school dropouts aged 25 and over, participation has risen to 33.8% from 32.1% three years ago, even as participation for college grads stagnated. Harriet Torry, WSJ, "Strong Economy Draws Women into U.S. Labor Force," 20 Oct. 2018 Monday’s Business section looks at the job market for college grads. David Lazarus, latimes.com, "California Inc.: A tough job market for recent college grads," 9 July 2018 So one ceremony was held for grads in the first half of the alphabet, and then for the others. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Washington region has its eighth straight day of rain," 19 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The Bachelor premiere and the first day of grad classes after a leave of absence. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Who is 'Bachelor' Contestant Cassie Randolph?," 16 Jan. 2019 The chef and owner Noureen Feerasta is a Cordon Bleu grad and whips up some of the best food in Toronto. Mosha Lundström Halbert, Vogue, "The Cool Girl’s Guide to Toronto," 27 Dec. 2018 The hope is by 2024 the majority of its entry-level hires will be local grads. Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com, "DXC Technology's New Orleans office is now open," 23 May 2018 Plucinski isn't the only Hound with Alaska connections — head coach Jeremy Mylymok, whose son Luke scored a hat trick in the championship game, was a hard-hitting defenseman for UAA from 1992-96, and his wife, Darlene, is a Service High grad. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "Eagle River hockey player adds another national title to his resume," 9 May 2018 Thanks to a program started at the University of Cincinnati to encourage athletes to finish their degrees, Youkilis is now a full-fledged UC grad. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Former Sycamore, UC and Red Sox slugger Youkilis brews up beverages, dishes opinions," 8 May 2018 Clement was an Auburn grad who'd founded a successful consulting firm. Anna Claire Vollers, AL.com, "Gov. Kay Ivey steadied the ship, now asks Alabama voters to choose her," 24 Apr. 2018 Jakob Kratsch isn’t a Harvard Business School grad, an elite engineer, or a software whiz. Hayley Warren, Bloomberg.com, "Germany Courts Workers With Sausages and Cheap Housing," 27 Mar. 2018 Studying at Texas A&M, where the George H.W. Bush library and grad school arrived his sophomore year. Kyle Peterson, WSJ, "Lessons From a Republican Survivor," 4 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of grad

Noun or adjective

circa 1871, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for grad

Noun or adjective

by shortening

Noun

French grade degree, from Latin gradus

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