- grade1 W3S3 [greıd] n▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(standard)¦2¦(rank)¦3¦(mark in school)¦4 make the grade5¦(school year)¦6¦(slope)¦▬▬▬▬▬▬▬[Date: 1500-1600; : French; Origin: Latin gradus 'step, degree']1.) ¦(STANDARD)¦a particular level of quality that a product, material etc has▪ The best grades of tea are expensive.▪ industrial grade diamondshigh/low grade▪ low grade products2.) ¦(RANK)¦a particular level of job▪ There are lots of jobs in junior grades.3.) ¦(MARK IN SCHOOL)¦a mark that a student is given for their work or for an examination▪ He got a grade A in maths.▪ Tim worked hard and got good grades.4.) make the gradeto succeed or reach the necessary standard▪ What does it take to make the grade as a top golfer?5.) ¦(SCHOOL YEAR)¦one of the 12 years that students are at school in the American school system, or the students in a particular yearsecond/eleventh etc grade▪ My brother is in the sixth grade.▪ a fifth-grade teacher6.) ¦(SLOPE)¦AmE a slope or a degree of slope, especially in a road or railwayBritish Equivalent: gradientgrade 2grade2 v [T]1.) to say what level of a quality something has, or what standard it isgrade sth according to sth▪ Pencils are graded according to softness.▪ All the parks are regularly checked and graded by tourist board inspectors.2.) especially AmE to give a mark to an examination paper or to a piece of school work= ↑mark▪ Ted is grading papers in his office.3.) to give a particular rank and level of pay to a job
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.