Thesaurus

grade

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of grade

(Entry 1 of 3)

1 an individual part of a process, series, or ranking
  • just one grade removed from completion

Synonyms for grade

Words Related to grade

2 degree of excellence
  • only motor oil of the highest grade for his fancy sports car

Synonyms for grade

Words Related to grade

3 one of the units into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic
  • there are various grades of wool to consider when selecting a fabric

Synonyms for grade

Words Related to grade

4 something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared
  • that painting just doesn't make the grade

Synonyms for grade

Words Related to grade

Near Antonyms for grade

5 the degree to which something rises up from a position level with the horizon
  • the hill rises at a seven percent grade

Synonyms for grade

Words Related to grade

Near Antonyms for grade

grade

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of grade (Entry 2 of 3)

2 to take or have a certain position within a group arranged in vertical classes
  • believe it or not, that music grades pretty high with young teens

Synonyms for grade

Words Related to grade

grade

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of grade (Entry 3 of 3)

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about grade

Time Traveler for grade

Time Traveler

The first known use of grade was in 1659

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Grade.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/grade. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on grade

Dictionary: Definition of grade

Medical Dictionary: Definition of grade

Nglish: Translation of grade for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of grade for Arabic Speakers

Comments on grade

What made you want to look up grade? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu jedi training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!