|1.||[ noun ] (education) a body of students who are taught together|
"early morning classes are always sleepy"
|Related terms:||gathering English_class sixth_form first_grade physics_class Sunday_school_class chemistry_class master_class biology_class|
|2.||[ noun ] (education) a relative position or degree of value in a graded group|
: "lumber of the highest grade"
|Related terms:||rank college_level biosafety_level A_level O_level rate|
|3.||[ noun ] the gradient of a slope or road or other surface|
: "the road had a steep grade"
|Related terms:||gradient upgrade downgrade|
|4.||[ verb ] assign a rank or rating to|
|Synonyms:||rate place rank order range|
"how would you rank these students?" "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
|Related terms:||judge downgrade upgrade subordinate reorder sequence shortlist superordinate prioritize seed order rank order place gradation grader gradation|
|5.||[ verb ] determine the grade of or assign a grade to|
|Related terms:||classify mark grading|
|6.||[ verb ] level to the right gradient|
|Related terms:||level aggrade|
|7.||[ noun ] (education) a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)|
"she made good marks in algebra" "grade A milk" "what was your score on your homework?"
|Related terms:||evaluation quartile centile grade_point decile rate|
|8.||[ verb ] assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation|
"grade tests" "score the SAT essays" "mark homework"
|Related terms:||measure grading grader gradation|
|9.||[ noun ] one-hundredth of a right angle|
|Related terms:||angular_unit quadrant|
|10.||[ noun ] (zoology) a variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed|
|11.||[ adjective ] (of domestic animals) improved by selective breeding|
|12.||[ adjective ] at surface level|
"a grade crossing"
|13.||[ noun ] the height of the ground on which something stands|
: "the base of the tower was below grade"
|14.||[ noun ] (linguistics,phonetics) a degree of ablaut|
|15.||[ noun ] a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality|
: "a moderate degree of intelligence" "a high level of care is required" "it is all a matter of degree"
|Related terms:||magnitude quality intensity depth extreme high moderation low amplitude_level immoderation high low intense mild|