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Definition of grad (Entry 2 of 3)

: one hundredth of a right angle

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun or adjective Ann Reichle, an Olmsted Falls High grad and owner of Angelina’s Pizza, announced her stores are now closed on Mondays. cleveland, 10 May 2021 Frost, a 2016 Glenelg High grad and a first team All-Decade performer during her time playing for the Gladiators, was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. Jacob Calvin Meyer, baltimoresun.com, 22 Apr. 2021 Now 23, the University of Florida grad has a consulting business and a platform from which to advocate for others with disabilities. Carol Marbin Miller, ProPublica, 8 Apr. 2021 An East Central grad and first-team All-America selection, Smith averages 18.2 points and 8.8 rebounds per game for the year. Greg Luca, San Antonio Express-News, 28 Mar. 2021 Mike Bell, an Archbishop Moeller grad, played for seven organizations during his 13-year minor-league baseball career. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 27 Mar. 2021 The former University of Oregon grad fell into the opportunity after meeting with employees of the company at a Bay Area conference in 2019. oregonlive, 16 Mar. 2021 Later, they were given a gift when a Michigan punt returner allowed the ball to pop loose and bounce right into the arms of the Lions' Drew Hartlaub, the South Western grad and expert coverage man. Frank Bodani, USA TODAY, 28 Nov. 2020 The Trinity grad and Louisville basketball signee was selected 55th overall by the Brooklyn Nets in the second round of Wednesday night's NBA draft. David Harten, The Courier-Journal, 20 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Swords, who will turn 32 in July, is a Lincoln-Sudbury and Boston College grad who ended her career at The Heights as the No. 2 all-time leading scorer in school history. BostonGlobe.com, 14 May 2021 Downey has been a resident of West Hartford for 25 years and is a 2014 Conard High School grad. courant.com, 14 May 2021 Jeff Le, a national security expert in Washington, D.C., is a UC San Diego grad who went to Afghanistan twice as a civilian — in 2010 with USAID to work on infrastructure projects and again in 2012 to work on human rights issues. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Apr. 2021 Except, er, swaggering Big Dan is actually a Florida law school grad, by way of a New Jersey prep school, who just last November was running for Congress in Nevada as a soft-spoken family man. Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2021 From Shamrock to Ram Fifth-year Rockford coach C.J. Pobur is a 2008 CC grad who played hockey for the Shamrocks. Brad Emons, Detroit Free Press, 28 Mar. 2021 Hauser was a 2016 graduate of Stevens Point (Wis.) High School; Vander Plas is a 2017 Ripon grad. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Mar. 2021 Former Crimson Tide offensive line coach Kyle Flood is an Iona grad, but the list doesn’t go far from there. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, 19 Mar. 2021 Ann is a 1969 Bulldog grad and, like Jamie, a former band member. cleveland, 28 Dec. 2020

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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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10 Jun 2021

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“Grad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grad. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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