grad·er | \ ˈgrā-dər \

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.

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When the 2017-18 eighth graders were in pre-k, they were given leadership roles. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "St. James Gym To Be Named For Rev. John O'Neill," 27 June 2018 Informational postcards were sent to eighth graders who lived in 12 ZIP codes in North Miami-Dade that are largely poor and black. Colleen Wright, miamiherald, "This student wrote about racism at elite Miami school. Her essay crashed the website.," 5 June 2018 For kids like eighth grader Paige Davis, Musk is planting the seeds of passion for real food. CBS News, "Kimbal Musk, Elon Musk's brother, on mission to revolutionize how Americans eat," 12 May 2018 Of seeing your team trolled by oddsmakers and Madden video graders alike? Dave Hyde,, "Hyde5: Here's five reasons to feel better about the Miami Dolphins in July," 13 July 2018 At South Park, the fourth and fifth grade classrooms, which use the library the most, will be moved closer to the learning commons while second and third graders will be further away, Faust said. Steve Sadin,, "New libraries at Caruso and Shepard designed with an eye toward collaboration, technology," 9 July 2018 The younger, a first-grader, was a star and the hope of the depopulated island, the principal told NHK. Simon Denyer,, "At least 85 dead, many missing as ‘historic’ rains pound Japan," 8 July 2018 The girl, identified as second-grader Taylor Hayes, was shot while in the back seat of a Honda Accord. Washington Post, "7-year-old Baltimore girl shot in back of car," 7 July 2018 It’s estimated that 65 percent of today’s first graders will work in jobs that do not exist yet. charlotteobserver, "Ashley Christensen," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of grader

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of grader

: a student in a particular grade in school

: a person who grades students or their work

: a machine used for grading a surface


grad·er | \ ˈgrā-dər \

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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