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 The day after school resumed, one school announced a second grader tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing the child's teacher and classmates to be sent home to quarantine for two weeks, CBS affiliate WGCL-TV reports. CBS News, "Georgia second grader tests positive for coronavirus after first day of school, forcing class to quarantine," 5 Aug. 2020 On the first day of school in Canton, Georgia, for example, a second grader tested positive, sending the teacher and 20 other classmates into a two-week quarantine, the Cherokee County School District told CNN. Annie Grayer, CNN, "Chicago public schools will start the school year all virtual," 5 Aug. 2020 An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Letters from Camp, as Curtis explains it, is about sixth-grader Mookie Hooper, a Dateline -obsessed, fanny-pack-wearing eleven-year-old. Jason Sheeler,, "Why Jamie Lee Curtis Launched a Podcast During the Pandemic," 4 Aug. 2020 Sherry Root, the grandmother of an eighth and 11th grader, expects to see the overall number of cornavirus cases increase now that classes are back in session. Arika Herron, USA TODAY, "An Indiana school reopened for students. There was a positive COVID-19 test on day one.," 2 Aug. 2020 Sherry Root, the grandmother of an eighth and 11th grader, expects the to see the number of COVID-19 cases increase now that classes are back in session. Lydia Gerike, The Indianapolis Star, "'Feel bad for the kid': What families said after Greenfield Central student tests positive," 1 Aug. 2020 The 2,260-pound, 10-feet long rover is the biggest and heaviest robotic Mars rover NASA has ever built (its name came from a Virginia seventh-grader). Justin Bachman,, "NASA Rover Perseverance Blasts Off to Mars Seeking Signs of Life," 31 July 2020 The sixth-grader, a talented youth football player who dreamed of going pro, had just completed his first year at Kramer Middle School. Paul Duggan, Washington Post, "14-year-old boy charged with murder in D.C. shooting," 9 July 2020 The eighth-grader navigates life dealing with a dysfunctional family while exploring her sexuality. John Benson, cleveland, "‘Never Too Late’ and ‘Guest of Honour’ top this week’s streaming movies in Cleveland Cinemas and Cinematheque virtual screening rooms," 8 July 2020

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First Known Use of grader

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Grader.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of grader

US : 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 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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