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grade

noun [C]  us   /ɡreɪd/

grade noun [C] (MEASURE/MARK)

a measure of the quality of a student’s performance, usually represented by the letters A (the best) through F (the worst): She always gets good grades. A grade is also a measure or mark of quality, amount, or degree: high-grade musicianship He’s suffering from a low-grade infection.

grade noun [C] (SCHOOL)

a school class or group of classes in which all the children are of a similar age or ability: James is in the seventh grade this year.

grade noun [C] (SLOPE)

the degree of slope of land or of a road or path: In hilly San Francisco, many streets have a steep grade.

grade

verb [T]  us   /ɡreɪd/

grade verb [T] (MEASURE/MARK)

to judge and give a mark to a student, exam, etc.: The essays were graded on clarity of expression. To grade is also to separate things according to quality or size: Eggs are usually graded by size.
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