Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: grade
IPA transcription: [ɡɹ'eɪd]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: class, form, grade, course
    Meaning: a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy"
  • Synonyms: grade, level, tier
    Meaning: a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; "lumber of the highest grade"
  • Synonyms: grade
    Meaning: the gradient of a slope or road or other surface; "the road had a steep grade"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: rate, rank, range, order, grade, place
    Meaning: assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
Usage examples
  • Miss Channing was the oldest teacher on the staff, and taught the fifth grade.
  • Soon got to a steep grade, when the sledge overran and upset us one after another.
  • The industry that could exist without iron, copper, and coal would be of a very low grade.
  • Of the first grade the leading features are long locks and smiles; of the second frogged coats and frowns.
  • A low grade of labor that performs only simple tasks, and those but badly, is injured if demand shifts to better products.
  • Under these conditions, man becomes in a few days, not a savage only, but a mere beast, hardly a grade above the bear and walrus.
  • With the servants, and there were many of every grade, he was always cordial and polite, losing no chance of winning their confidence, that he might influence them for good.
  • I was so disappointed when I was told this, but Faye says that he is very much afraid that I will have cause, sooner or later, to think that the grade of captain is quite high enough.
  • Altogether, I saw about fifteen or sixteen miles of the main trunk. The grade is almost regular, and the walls on either hand are about from two to three thousand feet high, sculptured like those of Yosemite Valley.
  • With regard to most of the other Australian forms of marsupial animals, they are most strictly nocturnal; so that, if a traveller were not aware of that peculiarity, he might fancy himself traversing a country destitute of the mammalian grade of animal life.