What is grade?

  • (noun): The gradient of a slope or road or other surface.
    Example: "The road had a steep grade"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on grade, grades:

National University Of Lesotho International School
... Established in the early 1960s, the school offers Primary School Leaving Examination from grade 1 up to grade 7 ... Then it offers IGCSE from grade 8 to grade 11 ...
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Michael Grade
... Michael Ian Grade, Baron Grade of Yarmouth, CBE (born 8 March 1943) is an English broadcast executive and businessman ...
Saluda, North Carolina - History
... The Saluda railroad grade is unmatched by any main line east of the Rocky Mountains with a grade that drops 600 feet to the mile ... The Saluda Grade is infamous for runaway train accidents, in 1880 alone, fourteen men were killed on the three mile stretch of track ...
Primary Education - Italy
... Primary school teaching in Italy consists of 5 grades ... Before the First Grade, there is the kindergarten (scuola del l'infanzia in Italian), which is not compulsory ... First Grade (6–7 years) Second Grade (7–8 years) Third Grade (8–9 years) Fourth Grade (9–10 years) Fifth Grade (10–11 years) ...

More definitions of "grade":

  • (verb): Determine the grade of or assign a grade to.
  • (noun): A position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality.
    Synonyms: degree, level
  • (noun): A variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed.
  • (verb): Assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation.
    Example: "Grade tests"
    Synonyms: score, mark
  • (noun): A number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance).
    Example: "Grade A milk"
    Synonyms: mark, score
  • (noun): The height of the ground on which something stands.
    Example: "The base of the tower was below grade"
    Synonyms: ground level
  • (noun): A relative position or degree of value in a graded group.
    Example: "Lumber of the highest grade"
    Synonyms: level, tier
  • (noun): One-hundredth of a right angle.
    Synonyms: grad
  • (verb): Level to the right gradient.
  • (noun): A degree of ablaut.
    Synonyms: gradation
  • (noun): A body of students who are taught together.
    Synonyms: class, form

Famous quotes containing the word grade:

    Life begins at six—at least in the minds of six-year-olds. . . . In kindergarten you are the baby. In first grade you put down the baby. . . . Every first grader knows in some osmotic way that this is real life. . . . First grade is the first step on the way to a place in the grown-up world.
    Stella Chess (20th century)

    Ideas are like pizza dough, made to be tossed around, and nearly every book represents what my son’s third grade teacher refers to as a “teachable moment.”
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)