grad·​er | \ ˈgrā-dər How to pronounce grader (audio) \

Definition of grader

1 : one that grades
2 : a machine for leveling earth
3 : a pupil in a school grade a fifth grader

Examples of grader in a Sentence

Her students say that she's a tough grader.
Recent Examples on the Web Under head coach John King, Hale was one of the first Lobos in 15 years to make the varsity roster as a 9th grader. Nick Alvarez |, al, 21 Sep. 2022 Investigators described Lyric as a 9th grader at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 19 Sep. 2022 And as a sixth-grader in 1980, young Eric had already been playing the piano – which would come in handy for his Oscar-winning performance as Ray Charles – for a decade. People Staff, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2022 The student scored below proficiency in both mathematics and English/language arts on ILEARN as a third or fourth grader in 2022. Caroline Beck, The Indianapolis Star, 24 Aug. 2022 As a 10th grader, Gresh came on late in the season and took over the No. 1 spot for the Tigers, who placed 12th in the state in Division II. Joe Magill, cleveland, 20 Aug. 2022 As a ninth grader at Catonsville, Wood was one of only three freshmen to earn a spot on the Comets’ varsity team. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 21 July 2022 As a third grader creating a family tree, Soleil Yeager and her adoptive mother, Judi, took a creative approach to a difficult assignment. Iyarie Murguia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 July 2022 As a fifth-grader, Julio Hoyos was galvanized by the story of Nick Vujicic, a Christian evangelist with no arms or legs. Robert Gauthier, Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of grader

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Sep 2022

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“Grader.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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grad·​er | \ ˈgrā-dər How to pronounce grader (audio) \

Kids Definition of grader

1 : a student in a specified grade fourth graders
2 : a person who assigns grades
3 : a machine used for leveling earth

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