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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Ashly had been a first-grader at the dilapidated single-story structure, with broken windows, cracks in the walls and holes in the roof. Patrick J. Mcdonnell,, "'What if I lose her forever?' In Guatemala, a couple fears for their child still in detention in U.S.," 10 July 2018 Matthew Dempsey, a bespectacled seventh-grader at Fall Creek Valley Middle School, is the ringer of the bunch. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: USA Luge's search for next great Winter Olympian visits Indianapolis," 28 June 2018 Jay Pendell Jones’ son is a first grader at Thomas Johnson Elementary Middle School. Talia Richman,, "'We’re all just wondering why we’re here': Extra school days lead to empty classrooms in Maryland," 19 June 2018 One of her two sons, Jesse Hale, a third grader at Justin Elementary, was riding on the school bus directly behind the one that crashed. Domingo Ramirez Jr. And Prescotte Stokes Iii, star-telegram, "7 Northwest elementary students injured in school bus crash near Justin," 29 May 2018 Ava Allen, 14, from Windermere, is an eighth grader at Libertas Academy. Leslie Postal,, "Three Central Florida girls competing in National Spelling Bee in D.C.," 29 May 2018 Luke, a seventh grader at Ashland Middle School, is like many of your fans. Janet Eastman,, "Taylor Swift meets Ashland boy inspired to walk by 'Shake It Off' (video)," 16 May 2018 More than 70 people gathered at a candlelight vigil Sunday night at Kenwood Heights Park in honor of James, a sixth grader at Coyle Middle School, according to reports. Chris Harris,, "Texas Dad Murders 11-Year-Old Son and Then Kills Himself After Argument With Wife," 7 May 2018 Rhoades was a shy sixth-grader who came to the program far more interested in the behind-the-scenes action, but excelled in front of the camera, as well. 'sam' Boyer/special To,, "Young journalists induct former leaders to Brunswick BEAT Wall of Fame," 7 May 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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