un·​grad·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈgrā-dəd How to pronounce ungraded (audio) \

Definition of ungraded

: not graded: such as
a : not assigned a grade an ungraded writing assignment also : awaiting assignment of a grade a stack of ungraded term papers
b : having no grade levels … rural areas, whose one-room, ungraded, common schools were responsible for the high average level of basic education in the state.— Daniel Scott Smith
c : not leveled or smoothed to a horizontal surface or a gradual slope … highways over whose rock-strewn, ungraded surfaces increasing numbers of wagons and carts rumbled and clattered …— Bernard Bailyn

Examples of ungraded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are also two Grade II stakes — today’s John Mabee and Sunday’s Del Mar Derby — plus two ungraded Juvenile Turf stakes, one for fillies (Sunday) and one for colts (Monday). Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Friends battle to wire in jockey’s race," 4 Sep. 2020 But in San Francisco, Oakland and many other districts, all work has been optional and ungraded and will remain so for the immediate future. Jill Tucker, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area high school students miss academic milestones and rites of passage because of coronavirus closures," 24 Mar. 2020 Don't ever use an ungraded bolt with a blank head on anything more highly stressed than a barbecue. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "How to Use a Torque Wrench to Keep Your Car from Flying Apart," 26 Feb. 2019 Soffits and fascia were rotting, the bell tower was sagging, exterior shingles were cracking, the parking lot was dangerously ungraded, and the whole building needed insulation and paint. Jonathan M. Pitts, baltimoresun.com, "A rural Maryland chapter of the Odd Fellows society fights to save its 1850s building — and memories within," 25 Apr. 2018 Tough Sunday is coming off a win in the ungraded Sensational Star Stakes and B Squared, who hasn’t won in his last six starts. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Our weekly handicapping lesson from Rob Henie," 14 Apr. 2018 The state has a ban on the sale of ungraded butter and an Ohio dairy challenged the law. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Be MKE: Buying gold with bitcoin, Foxconn millionaires and that Giannis dunk," 7 Feb. 2018 There are nine races, four of them on the turf, the first, fourth, sixth and ninth, the latter two being ungraded stakes. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Columbus, Ponce de Leon and a happy Indigenous Peoples' Day," 9 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of ungraded

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Ungraded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ungraded. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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