What is the meaning of grade?


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


  • Assign a rank or rating to.
    • usage: "how would you rank these students"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
  • Level to the right gradient.
  • Assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation.
    • usage: "grade tests"; "score the SAT essays"; "mark homework"
  • Determine the grade of or assign a grade to. .
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