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Definition of 'grade'


  1. a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy"
       Synonyms: class form
  2. a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; "lumber of the highest grade"
       Synonyms: level tier
  3. the gradient of a slope or road or other surface; "the road had a steep grade"
  4. one-hundredth of a right angle
       Synonyms: grad
  5. a degree of ablaut
       Synonyms: gradation
  6. a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance); "she made good marks in algebra"; "grade A milk"; "what was your score on your homework?"
       Synonyms: mark score
  7. the height of the ground on which something stands; "the base of the tower was below grade"
       Synonyms: ground level
  8. a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
       Synonyms: degree level
  9. a variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed


  1. assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
       Synonyms: rate rank range order place
  2. level to the right gradient
  3. assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation; "grade tests"; "score the SAT essays"; "mark homework"
       Synonyms: score mark
  4. determine the grade of or assign a grade to

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