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1grade/ˈgreɪd/noun
pluralgrades
1grade
/ˈgreɪd/
noun
pluralgrades
Learner's definition of GRADE  
[count]
US 
: a level of study that is completed by a student during one year
   b : the students in the same year of study at a school
: a number or letter that indicates how a student performed in a class or on a test
: a particular level of quality
   b : a particular position or rank in an organization
— see also high-gradelow-grade
US : a place where the ground slopes up or down

make the grade

: to be good enough or perform well enough to succeed
2grade/ˈgreɪd/verb
gradesgradedgrading
2grade
/ˈgreɪd/
verb
gradesgradedgrading
Learner's definition of GRADE  
[+ object]
chiefly US : to give a grade to (a student or a student's work)
: to give a rating to (something)
: to separate (things) into groups or classes according to a particular quality
: to give (a surface) a desired degree of slope
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