From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgradegrade1 /ɡreɪd/ ●●● S2 W3 AWL noun [countable] 1 standardJUDGE 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 rankBECLEVEL a particular level of job There are lots of jobs in junior grades.3 mark in schoolSES 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 grade5 school yearSES one of the 12 years that students are at school in the American school system, or the students in a particular year → yearsecond/eleventh etc grade My brother is in sixth grade. a fifth-grade teacher6 slope American EnglishTTRTTT a slope or a degree of slope, especially in a road or railway SYN gradient British EnglishCOLLOCATIONS – Meaning 3: a mark that a student is given for their work or for an examinationadjectivesgood If you study hard, you get good grades, and you get into good schools.bad If you get a bad grade, Mrs. Miller will help you until you can do better.high She got high grades in all her science subjects.lowThese boys receive low grades because they fail to turn in assignments.the top gradeTed got the top grade in his A-level maths exam.grade + NOUNgrade A/B/C etc. British English:Applicants must have Grade A, B, or C in two GCSE subjects.verbsget a gradeHe had always gotten good grades.achieve a grade British English:Rick had achieved good exam grades.
Examples from the Corpusgrade• Grade A beef• weapons-grade nuclear material• a low-grade fever• All grades are wholesome but U. S. Grade A is assigned to products which are of uniform size and free of blemishes.• But quality teas, the best grade, have hardly changed at around 200p a kilogramme.• I really liked my eighth grade math teacher.• If he gets good enough grades he'll get a scholarship to Michigan State.• She's in the fifth grade.• Class participation is a quarter of your final grade.• Had he completely closed him-self off in the fourth grade?• I need a really good grade on the final exam to pass the class.• A third group of mixed grade was recognised in 11 patients with low grade who also had occasional areas of high grade.• The pay scale is based on grade and length of service.• Trainees are paid on Clinical Scientist grade A, which is currently £9,239 p.a. increasing by annual increments.• The second grade class is doing a play about the Pilgrims.• The seventh grade is taking a trip to Minneapolis next week.• a steep grade• I wasn't very happy with the grade on my essay.• My years at Sacred Heart, kindergarten through the middle of third grade, were a blur.• What grade are you in?• The yield of beef carcasses varies according to the yield grade from about 80 percent for Yield Grade No.high/low grade• Why did the right hon. Gentleman not decide to have a higher grade environmental impact assessment?• Colds and fevers are of a low grade, not violent.• Neither the classical variables nor the different treatments influenced survival in high grade lymphoma.• These boys receive low grades because they fail to turn in assignments.• Despite this tragedy, she graduated with the second highest grade point average in her high school.• Can students sue teachers for giving them low grades?• The carbon in pulp process uses higher grade ore which is crushed, milled and mixed with chemical solutions in large tanks.• A third group of mixed grade was recognised in 11 patients with low grade who also had occasional areas of high grade.second/eleventh etc grade• The conversational bridge must be built back in kindergarten, first, and second grades.• Take the case of Christina, who attends eleventh grade at a suburban high school in Fairfax County, Virginia.• Of the rest, turquoise ranks in his third and garnet in his second grade.• It was as useless as trying to get kidnapped in second grade.• Their friendship had been sealed in second grade when the entire class was asked to write essays on their fathers.• In second grade my class was sent home from school for the afternoon when John F.. Kennedy got shot.• Those are real simple things and notice that the target is really second grade.• Mary Agnes had been her friend since second grade. gradegrade2 ●●○ AWL verb [transitive] 1 GROUP/PUT INTO GROUPSto say what level of a quality something has, or what standard it isgrade something according to something Pencils are graded according to softness. All the parks are regularly checked and graded by tourist board inspectors.2 especially American EnglishSE to give a mark to an examination paper or to a piece of school work SYN mark Ted is grading papers in his office.3 BECto give a particular rank and level of pay to a job→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusgrade• The worms can be graded according to size, simply by shaking the harvested worms in some water in a small bottle.• All the fruit is taken to the warehouse where it is graded and packed.• Plutonium is graded by its isotopic composition.• Although pork is not graded extensively, graded carcasses can be ordered.• One supermarket now grades its wines on a scale of 1 to 9, from driest to sweetest.• Beef is graded on the basis of its fat content.• No matter who you are, you grade out just fine on the Schott curve.• Because various factors determine the thickness of egg white, eggs from different flocks are graded separately.• I spent the weekend grading tests.• The hillsides must be graded to prevent erosion.• Above this level, the contribution is graded, with contributions ceasing on incomes above £325 a week.From Longman Business Dictionarygradegrade1 /greɪd/ noun [countable]1a particular level of quality that a product, material etc hasThe best grades of tea are expensive.2JOBa particular level of jobStaff from ethnic minorities were not being promoted beyond junior grades.gradegrade2 verb [transitive] to judge something and say officially what its size or quality isAll the parks are regularly checked and graded by tourist board inspectors.→ See Verb tableOrigin grade1 (1500-1600) French Latin gradus “step, degree”