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Definition of "grade" []

  • A stage or degree in a process. (noun)
  • A position in a scale of size, quality, or intensity: a poor grade of lumber. (noun)
  • An accepted level or standard. (noun)
  • A set of persons or things all falling in the same specified limits; a class. (noun)
  • A level of academic development in an elementary, middle, or secondary school: learned fractions in the fourth grade. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "grade" in a sentence
  • "The school district in which I teach the second largest in the U.S. recently announced a new policy limiting a student's homework liability to 10% of his or her term grade."
  • "The gym teacher did up my term grade to 75 when I asked her to, though."
  • "I went to what we called grade school — I don't know what they call it now — in Louisville and high school."