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 winners include: Addison Sullenger, 17, of Princeton; Tyler Henson, 13, of Mt. Sterling; Jalen Crudup, 17, of Elizabethtown; Crystal Frost, a rising senior from Crestwood; and Alex VonderHaar, a rising seventh grader, from Louisville. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 2 July 2021 Police said the teen was arrested Saturday evening in the city’s West Elsdon neighborhood after he was allegedly identified as the gunman who fired that shot that killed the seventh-grader. William Lee,, 27 June 2021 Zaniya Wright, a seventh-grader at Illing Middle School, was reported missing by her mother, Marissa Boose, Thursday night. Kaitlin Mccallum,, 19 June 2021 The Mars rover Perseverance, which landed on the red planet February 19, got its name from a national contest won in early 2020 by Alexander Maher, a then-seventh grader in Virginia. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 17 June 2021 The seventh-grader, who used to talk to her grandmother daily, has not contacted her since. Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2021 Bills, a seventh grader at Arlington Middle School, was shot in the back of the head. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, 20 May 2021 Read More on the Covid-19 Pandemic Gina Franco, the mother of a seventh-grader at St. Ferdinand, has helped lead several protests to keep the school open. Ian Lovett, WSJ, 10 May 2021 Leatherberry is a mother of two children, one of whom recently graduated from Beachwood High School, and the other a second grader at Bryden Elementary School. cleveland, 2 July 2021

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First Known Use of grader

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 Jul 2021

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“Grader.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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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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