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Etymology

< French grade (a grade, degree) < Latin gradus (a step, pace, a step in a ladder or stair, a station, position, degree) < gradi, pp. gressus (to step, walk, go)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
grade

Plural
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grade ({{{1}}})
  1. A rating.
    I gave him a good grade for effort.
  2. A degree or level of something; a position within a scale; a degree of quality.
    This fine-grade coin from 1837 is worth a good amount.
  3. A slope (up or down) of a roadway or other passage
    The grade of this hill is more than 5 percent
  4. (North America, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A level of pre-collegiate education.
    Clancy is entering the fifth grade this year. (US)
    Clancy starts grade five this year. (Canada)
  5. (Canada, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A student of a particular grade (used with the grade level).
    The grade fives are on a field trip.
  6. An area that has been graded by a grader (construction machine)
  7. The level of the ground.
    This material absorbs moisture and is probably not a good choice for use below grade.

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Verb

Infinitive
to grade

Third person singular
grades

Simple past
graded

Past participle
-

Present participle
grading

to grade (third-person singular simple present grades, present participle grading, simple past and past participle graded)
  1. To score an academic test.
  2. To assign a score to overall academic performance.
  3. To flatten and even out or smooth a large surface.

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