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English Dictionary: grade by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
grade
n
  1. a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy"
    Synonym(s): class, form, grade, course
  2. a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; "lumber of the highest grade"
    Synonym(s): grade, 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
    Synonym(s): grad, grade
  5. a degree of ablaut
    Synonym(s): grade, 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?"
    Synonym(s): mark, grade, score
  7. the height of the ground on which something stands; "the base of the tower was below grade"
    Synonym(s): grade, 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"
    Synonym(s): degree, grade, level
  9. a variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed
v
  1. assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
    Synonym(s): rate, rank, range, order, grade, 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"
    Synonym(s): grade, score, mark
  4. determine the grade of or assign a grade to
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Grade \Grade\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Graded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Grading}.]
      1. To arrange in order, steps, or degrees, according to size,
            quality, rank, etc.
  
      2. To reduce to a level, or to an evenly progressive ascent,
            as the line of a canal or road.
  
      3. (Stock Breeding) To cross with some better breed; to
            improve the blood of.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Grade \Grade\, n. [F. grade, L. gradus step, pace, grade, from
      gradi to step, go. Cf. {Congress}, {Degree}, {Gradus}.]
      1. A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order;
            relative position or standing; as, grades of military
            rank; crimes of every grade; grades of flour.
  
                     They also appointed and removed, at their own
                     pleasure, teachers of every grade.      --Buckle.
  
      2. In a railroad or highway:
            (a) The rate of ascent or descent; gradient; deviation
                  from a level surface to an inclined plane; -- usually
                  stated as so many feet per mile, or as one foot rise
                  or fall in so many of horizontal distance; as, a heavy
                  grade; a grade of twenty feet per mile, or of 1 in
                  264.
            (b) A graded ascending, descending, or level portion of a
                  road; a gradient.
  
      3. (Stock Breeding) The result of crossing a native stock
            with some better breed. If the crossbreed have more than
            three fourths of the better blood, it is called high
            grade.
  
      {At grade}, on the same level; -- said of the crossing of a
            railroad with another railroad or a highway, when they are
            on the same level at the point of crossing.
  
      {Down grade}, a descent, as on a graded railroad.
  
      {Up grade}, an ascent, as on a graded railroad.
  
      {Equating for grades}. See under {Equate}.
  
      {Grade crossing}, a crossing at grade.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Grade \Grade\, n.
      A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating.
  
               The grade of hatchets fiercely thrown. On wigwam log,
               and tree, and stone.                              --Whittier.
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