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Grade appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • To grade Tim over Obese Bores Net, a tenser obese bore vomited argot.
  • To get a dastard-named spot to grade deck cats, animals I slam in a stack ceded argot tops demand rats a date got.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun grade:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb grade:


The word grade is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

The word grade and its family (graded, grades, grading) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun grade

What does grade mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: grades

  1. a body of students who are taught together
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of grade: class / course / form
    • more generic words: assemblage / gathering = a group of persons together in one place
    • more specific terms:
      • master class = a class (especially in music) given to talented students by an expert
      • discussion section / section = a small class of students who are part of a larger course but are taught separately
  2. a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
  3. the gradient of a slope or road or other surface
    • example: the road had a steep grade
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: gradient / slope = the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal
    • more specific terms:
  4. one-hundredth of a right angle
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • alternative spelling: grad
    • more generic term: angular unit = a unit of measurement for angles
    • part of: right angle = the 90 degree angle between two perpendicular lines
  5. a degree of ablaut
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of grade: gradation
    • more generic word: ablaut = a vowel whose quality or length is changed to indicate linguistic distinctions
  6. a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    • example: grade A milk
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of grade: mark / score
    • more generic words: evaluation / rating / valuation = an appraisal of the value of something
    • more specific terms:
      • grade point = a numerical value assigned to a letter grade received in a course taken at a college or university multiplied by the number of credit hours awarded for the course
      • percentile / centile = any of the 99 numbered points that divide an ordered set of scores into 100 parts each of which contains one-hundredth of the total
      • decile = any of nine points that divided a distribution of ranked scores into equal intervals where each interval contains one-tenth of the scores
      • quartile = any of three points that divide an ordered distribution into four parts each containing one quarter of the scores
  7. the height of the ground on which something stands
    • example: the base of the tower was below grade
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of grade: ground level
    • more generic word: elevation = distance of something above a reference point
  8. a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    • example: a moderate grade of intelligence
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of grade: degree / level
    • more generic word: property = a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • more specific terms:
    • attributes:
      • high = greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount
      • low = less than normal in degree or intensity or amount
      • mild = moderate in type or degree or effect or force
      • intense = possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
  9. a variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed

Alternative definition of the noun grade


  1. A rating.
  2. A degree or level of something; a position within a scale; a degree of quality.
  3. A slope (up or down) of a roadway or other passage
  4. [North America, education] A level of pre-collegiate education.
  5. [Canada, education] A student of a particular grade (used with the grade level).
  6. An area that has been 'graded' by a grader (construction machine)
  7. The level of the ground.
  8. [mathematics] A gradian.

Definition of the verb grade

What does grade mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: graded | grading | grades

  1. assign a rank or rating to
  2. level to the right gradient
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic terms: even / even out / flush / level = make level or straight
    • more specific word: aggrade = build up to a level by depositing sediment
  3. assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation
  4. determine the grade of or assign a grade to

Alternative definition of the verb grade


  1. To assign scores to the components of an academic test.
  2. To assign a score to overall academic performance.
  3. To flatten, level, or smooth a large surface.
  4. [sewing] To remove or trim part of a seam allowance from a finished seam so as to reduce bulk and make the finished piece more even when turned right side out.


Grade is a Canadian hardcore/emo group. Grade's first release was the Grade/Believe split which was released in 1994 on a small Canadian label - Workshop Records. And Such Is Progress followed in 1997 and Separate the Magnets was released in 1998, earning them critical praise and high profile touring slots with groups such as Jimmy Eat World, Hot Water Music and Fugazi. In 1999, they signed with Victory Records and released an EP, Triumph and Tragedy. Later that same year they released a full length album, Under the Radar. In 2000, they released The Embarrassing Beginning, a collection of their older works, as well as rarities. In 2001, original guitarist Greg Taylor left to pursue Jersey full-time, and was replaced with Brad Casarin. Chris Danner subsequently left, with Charlie Moniz joining for the release of the album Headfirst Straight to Hell. In their final incarnation, only Kyle Bishop remained, backed by members of the group Somehow Hollow. The band broke up in 2002.


"Grade" is a book by Mcgraw/ Macmillan.

  • also known as "Share the Music", Share the Music


  1. Grade a.k.a. Grading in education is the process of applying standardized measurements of varying levels of achievement in a course.
  2. The grade of a physical feature, landform or constructed line refers to the tangent of the angle of that surface to the horizontal. It is a special case of the gradient in calculus where zero indicates gravitational level. A larger number indicates higher or steeper degree of "tilt". Often slope is calculated as a ratio of "rise" to "run", or as a fraction in which run is the horizontal distance and rise is the vertical distance.
  3. Grade: In rock climbing, mountaineering and other climbing disciplines, climbers give a grade to a climbing route that concisely describes the difficulty and danger of climbing the route. Different aspects of climbing each have their own grading system, and many different nationalities developed their own, distinctive grading systems.
    • also known as 攀登難度等級
  4. Grade: In the sport of bouldering, problems are assigned technical grades according to several established systems, which are often distinct from those used in roped climbing. Bouldering grade systems in wide use include the Hueco "V" grades, Fontainebleau technical grades, route colors, Peak District grades, and British technical grades. Historically, the three-level "B" system and even the Yosemite Decimal System were also used.
  5. Grade: In information technology consulting, a grade aims to explicitly recognize a certain professional level, both within the organization and to customer organizations. A grade is separated from a place in the line hierarchy of a company, it underlines the very possibility of recognizing a person level without being necessarily in a management functions.

Phrases with Grade

  1. grade point
  2. E-Grade
  3. O-grade
  4. to grade
  5. 2nd Grade
  6. 3rd Grade
  7. Low Grade
  8. low-grade
  9. Pay Grade
  10. top-grade
  11. high-grade
  12. Zero-Grade
  13. Field Grade
  14. Fifth grade
  15. First grade
  16. Ninth grade
  17. Sixth grade
  18. Tenth grade
  19. Third grade
  20. Eighth grade

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Grade

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Google previewMastering Swift 2 (2015)

by Jon Hoffman

59: print("Grade is a F";) default: print("Unknown Grade") } In the preceding example, the switch statement takes...

Google previewSwift: Developing iOS Applications (2016)

by Andrew J Wagner, Giordano Scalzo, Jon Hoffman

59: print("Grade is a F";) default: print("Unknown Grade") } In the preceding example, the switch statement takes...

Google previewMaking Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Sixth grade: Sixth grade is a year of education in many nations. Traditionally, sixth grade is the final year of elementary school, but increasingly it is becoming the second year of middle school. Asia In Pakistan, Bangladeshand India,Sixth ...

Google previewResearch Degrees for Health Professionals (2007)

by Richard Hays

The third grade is a disappointment, but is usually able to be resolved satisfactorily.

Google previewAnother Sort of Learning (1988)

Selected Contrary Essays on the Completion of Our Knowing, Or, how Finally to Acquire an Education While Still in College, Or Anywhere Else, Containing Some Belated Advice about how to Employ Your Leisure Time when Ultimate Questions Remain Perplexing in Spite of Your Highest Earned Academic Degree, Together with Sundry Book Lists Nowhere Else in Captivity to be Found by James V. Schall

Kristin replied without hesitation, “A grade is the measure of the student's insecurity.” We laughed at that quite...

Google previewThe Ultimate International Student Dictionary (2015)

by Study Destination USA

GPA (Grade Point Average): This is ...

Google previewCraftsman's Illustrated Dictionary of Construction Terms (1994)

by James T. Frane

globe valve / grade pin 149 globe valve - a valve that is opened or closed by raising or lowering a horizontal disc or plug from its circular seat. See Box. gloss - a high shine finish. gloss oil - a varnish of limed rosin and petroleum thinner that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice, at Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts (1903)

by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, Thomas Edward O'Brien, James Cockcroft

did not apply to said Pine street, owing to its location with reference to the buildings of your petitioners located thereon, offered no evidence in reference to lowering the grade of said Pine street and offered no evidence in reference to the ...

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Quotes about Grade

When Paul and I were first friends, starting in the sixth grade and seventh grade, we would sing a little together and we would make up radio shows and become disc jockeys on our home wire recorder. And then came rock and roll. (Art Garfunkel)
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Scrabble value of G2R1A1D2E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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