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Definition of Grade

Grade

  1. A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank; crimes of every grade; grades of flour.
  2. The rate of ascent or descent; gradient; deviation from a level surface to an inclined plane; -- usually stated as so many feet per mile, or as one foot rise or fall in so many of horizontal distance; as, a heavy grade; a grade of twenty feet per mile, or of 1 in 264.
  3. A graded ascending, descending, or level portion of a road; a gradient.
  4. The result of crossing a native stock with some better breed. If the crossbreed have more than three fourths of the better blood, it is called high grade.
  5. To arrange in order, steps, or degrees, according to size, quality, rank, etc.
  6. To reduce to a level, or to an evenly progressive ascent, as the line of a canal or road.
  7. To cross with some better breed; to improve the blood of.
  8. A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating.

Grade Quotations

In ninth grade, I came up with a new form of rebellion. I hadn't been getting good grades, but I decided to get all A's without taking a book home. I didn't go to math class, because I knew enough and had read ahead, and I placed within the top 10 people in the nation on an aptitude exam.
Bill Gates

I was never a class clown or anything like that, but I do remember being in the first grade and my teacher, Mr. Chad, told the class one day that we were going to do some exercises. He meant math exercises, but I stood up and started doing jumping jacks. To this day, I don't know what possessed me to do that, but all my friends cracked up.
Will Ferrell

I was sort of traumatized by girls in the third grade. Because there was a girl in my third grade class I had a crush on. I bought her a box of Valentine's Day chocolate. And I put it in her cubby with a note that said something like, 'I am deeply in love with you, Your Secret Admirer.' And I didn't sign my name.
Steve Carell

My mother's dad dropped out of the eighth grade to work. He had to. By the time he was 30, he was a master electrician, plumber, carpenter, mason, mechanic. That guy was, to me, a magician. Anything that was broken, he could fix. Anybody anywhere in our community knew that if there was a problem, Carl was there to fix it.
Mike Rowe

My mother taught public school, went to Harvard and then got her master's there and taught fifth and sixth grade in a public school. My dad had a more working-class lifestyle. He didn't go to college. He was an auto mechanic and a bartender and a janitor at Harvard.
Ben Affleck
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Grade Translations

grade in Afrikaans is graad
grade in Danish is grad
grade in Dutch is graad, mate, trap
grade in Finnish is aste, muistiinpano
grade in German is einteilen
grade in Italian is sorta
grade in Norwegian is trinn, gradere, grad, karakter, klasse
grade in Portuguese is classe
grade in Spanish is grado, fila
grade in Swedish is sortera, gradera, grad
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