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English noun: grade

1. grade (group) a body of students who are taught together

SamplesEarly morning classes are always sleepy.

Synonymsclass, course, form

Broader (hypernym)assemblage, gathering

Narrower (hyponym)discussion section, master class, section

2. grade (state) a relative position or degree of value in a graded group

SamplesLumber of the highest grade.

Synonymslevel, tier

Broader (hypernym)rank

Narrower (hyponym)A level, biosafety level, college level, GCSE, General Certificate of Secondary Education, O level

3. grade (attribute) the gradient of a slope or road or other surface

SamplesThe road had a steep grade.

Broader (hypernym)gradient, slope

Narrower (hyponym)downgrade, rise, rising slope, upgrade

4. grade (quantity) one-hundredth of a right angle


Broader (hypernym)angular unit

Part meronymright angle

5. grade (communication) a degree of ablaut


Broader (hypernym)ablaut

6. grade (cognition) a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)

SamplesShe made good marks in algebra.
Grade A milk.
What was your score on your homework?.

Synonymsmark, score

Broader (hypernym)evaluation, rating, valuation

Narrower (hyponym)centile, decile, grade point, percentile, quartile

7. grade (attribute) the height of the ground on which something stands

SamplesThe base of the tower was below grade.

Synonymsground level

Broader (hypernym)elevation

8. grade (attribute) a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality

SamplesA moderate grade of intelligence.
A high level of care is required.
It is all a matter of degree.

Synonymsdegree, level

Broader (hypernym)property

Narrower (hyponym)amplitude level, caliber, calibre, depth, extreme, grind, high, highness, immoderateness, immoderation, intensity, intensiveness, low, lowness, moderateness, moderation, quality, SPF, sun protection factor

Attributehigh, intense, low, mild

9. grade (animal) a variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed

Broader (hypernym)Bos taurus, cattle, cows, kine, oxen

English verb: grade

1. grade (cognition) assign a rank or rating to

SamplesHow would you rank these students?.
The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide.

Synonymsorder, place, range, rank, rate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment

Narrower (hyponym)downgrade, prioritise, prioritize, reorder, seed, sequence, shortlist, subordinate, superordinate, upgrade

2. grade (contact) level to the right gradient

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)even, even out, flush, level

Narrower (hyponym)aggrade

3. grade (cognition) assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation

SamplesGrade tests.
Score the SAT essays.
Mark homework.

Synonymsmark, score

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)appraise, assess, evaluate, measure, valuate, value

4. grade (cognition) determine the grade of or assign a grade to

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)assort, class, classify, separate, sort, sort out

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