gradegrade1 /ɡreɪd/ ●●●S2W3AWL noun [countable]1standardJUDGE a particular level of quality that a product, material etc hasThe best grades of tea are expensive.industrial grade diamondshigh/low gradelow grade products2rankBECLEVEL a particular level of jobThere are lots of jobs in junior grades.3mark in schoolSES a mark that a student is given for their work or for an examinationHe got a grade A in maths.Tim worked hard and got good grades.4 →make the grade5school 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 gradeMy brother is in sixth grade.a fifth-grade teacher6slope 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.
gradegrade2 ●●○AWL verb [transitive]1GROUP/PUT INTO GROUPSto say what level of a quality something has, or what standard it isgrade something according to somethingPencils are graded according to softness.All the parks are regularly checked and graded by tourist board inspectors.2especially American EnglishSE to give a mark to an examination paper or to a piece of school work syn markTed is grading papers in his office.3BECto give a particular rank and level of pay to a job→ See Verb table
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grade• 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 fatcontent.• No matter who you are, you grade out just fine on the Schott curve.• Because variousfactorsdetermine the thickness of egg white, eggs from different flocks are graded separately.• I spent the weekendgradingtests.• The hillsides must be graded to preventerosion.• 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 table