Grade - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡreɪd|  American pronunciation of the word grade
Brit.  |ɡreɪd|  British pronunciation of the word grade


- a body of students who are taught together (syn: class, course, form)
- a relative position or degree of value in a graded group(syn: level, tier)
- the gradient of a slope or road or other surface
- one-hundredth of a right angle (syn: grad)
- a degree of ablaut (syn: gradation)
- a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)(syn: mark, score)
- the height of the ground on which something stands
- a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality(syn: degree, level)
- a variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed


- assign a rank or rating to (syn: order, place, range, rank, rate)
- level to the right gradient
- assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation(syn: mark, score)
- determine the grade of or assign a grade to


The fifth grade will perform their annual play this week.

a grade of 90 percent or better

Her grades are up this semester.

Students will be graded on their reading ability.

She hasn't finished grading the exams.

How would you grade your meal on a scale from one to five?

The eggs are graded according to size.

At first it is necessary to determine the grade of the disease.

John is in the seventh grade.

He despises Mo, and grades me with her.

The best grades of tea are expensive.

There are lots of jobs in junior grades.

He got a grade A in maths.

Tim worked hard and got good grades.

My brother is in sixth grade.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: grade
he/she/it: grades
present participle: grading
past tense: graded
past participle: graded
singular: grade
plural: grades
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