grade

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French grade (a grade, degree), from Latin gradus (a step, pace, a step in a ladder or stair, a station, position, degree), from gradi (to walk, step), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰradʰ-, *gʰredʰ- (to walk, go). Cognate with Gothic 𐌲𐍂𐌹𐌸𐍃 (griþs, step, grade), Bavarian Gritt (step, stride), Lithuanian grìdiju (to go, wander).

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Noun[edit]

grade (plural grades)

  1. A rating.
    I gave him a good grade for effort.
  2. The performance of an individual or group on an examination or test, expressed by a number, letter, or other symbol; a score.
    He got a good grade on the test.
  3. A degree or level of something; a position within a scale; a degree of quality.
    • 1986–2012, paul wheaton permaculture, “Diatomaceous Earth (food grade): bug killer you can eat!”, richsoil.com, accessed on 2014-03-17:
      There are a lot of varieties of diatomaceous earth, so when you are shopping, be sure to get the right stuff!

      Make sure that you get food grade diatomaceous earth. Some people make 3% of the food they eat be diatomaceous earth. There are claims at parasite control, longevity and all sorts of perks. I know that food grade diatomaceous earth is used heavily in storing grains - so you are probably already eating lots of diatomaceous earth every time you eat any bread, pasta or other grain based food.

      Farmers feed food grade diatomaceous earth to their animals to reduce parasites and provide other benefits.
    This fine-grade coin from 1837 is worth a good amount.
  4. A slope (up or down) of a roadway or other passage
    The grade of this hill is more than 5 percent
  5. (North America, education) A level of pre-collegiate education.
    Clancy is entering the fifth grade this year.
    Clancy starts grade five this year.
  6. (Canada, education) A student of a particular grade (used with the grade level).
    The grade fives are on a field trip.
  7. An area that has been graded by a grader (construction machine)
  8. The level of the ground.
    This material absorbs moisture and is probably not a good choice for use below grade.
  9. (mathematics) A gradian.
  10. (geometry) In a linear system of divisors on an n-dimensional variety, the number of free intersection points of n generic divisors.
  11. A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating.
    • Whittier
      The grade of hatchets fiercely thrown / On wigwam-log, and tree, and stone.

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Verb[edit]

grade (third-person singular simple present grades, present participle grading, simple past and past participle graded)

  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.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

grade

  1. plural form of graad

Esperanto[edit]

Adverb[edit]

grade

  1. gradually

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin gradus.

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Noun[edit]

grade m (plural grades)

  1. rank
    • 1837, Louis Viardot, L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche, volume 1, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Chapter XLII:
      Ce que je puis dire, c’est que le choix qu’avait fait ce gentilhomme de la carrière des armes lui avait si bien réussi, qu’en peu d’années, par sa valeur et sa belle conduite, et sans autre appui que son mérite éclatant, il parvint au grade de capitaine d’infanterie, et se vit en passe d’être promu bientôt à celui de mestre de camp.
      What I can say, is that the choice that this gentleman made concerning the career of arms succeeded well for him, that in few years, by his valour and good conduct, and without any support other than his shining merit, he reached the rank of captain of infantry, and saw himself in a position to be soon promoted to that of master of corps.
  2. (geometry) gradian

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese grade, from Latin cratis, from Proto-Indo-European *krtis

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Noun[edit]

grade f (plural grades)

  1. grate (metal grille)
  2. a light fence
  3. harrow (device dragged across ploughed land to smooth the soil)

Verb[edit]

grade

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of gradar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of gradar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of gradar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of gradar

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Verb[edit]

grade

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of gradar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of gradar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of gradar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of gradar.