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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Grade  \Grade\,  n.  [F.  grade,  L.  gradus  step,  pace,  grade,  from 
  gradi  to  step,  go  Cf  {Congress},  {Degree},  {Gradus}.] 
  1.  A  step  or  degree  in  any  series,  rank,  quality,  order 
  relative  position  or  standing;  as  grades  of  military 
  rank;  crimes  of  every  grade;  grades  of  flour. 
  They  also  appointed  and  removed,  at  their  own 
  pleasure,  teachers  of  every  grade.  --Buckle. 
  2.  In  a  railroad  or  highway: 
  a  The  rate  of  ascent  or  descent;  gradient;  deviation 
  from  a  level  surface  to  an  inclined  plane;  --  usually 
  stated  as  so  many  feet  per  mile,  or  as  one  foot  rise 
  or  fall  in  so  many  of  horizontal  distance;  as  a  heavy 
  grade;  a  grade  of  twenty  feet  per  mile,  or  of  1  in 
  b  A  graded  ascending,  descending,  or  level  portion  of  a 
  road;  a  gradient. 
  3.  (Stock  Breeding)  The  result  of  crossing  a  native  stock 
  with  some  better  breed.  If  the  crossbreed  have  more  than 
  three  fourths  of  the  better  blood,  it  is  called  high 
  {At  grade},  on  the  same  level;  --  said  of  the  crossing  of  a 
  railroad  with  another  railroad  or  a  highway,  when  they  are 
  on  the  same  level  at  the  point  of  crossing. 
  {Down  grade},  a  descent,  as  on  a  graded  railroad. 
  {Up  grade},  an  ascent,  as  on  a  graded  railroad. 
  {Equating  for  grades}.  See  under  {Equate}. 
  {Grade  crossing},  a  crossing  at  grade. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Grade  \Grade\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Graded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  arrange  in  order  steps,  or  degrees,  according  to  size, 
  quality,  rank,  etc 
  2.  To  reduce  to  a  level,  or  to  an  evenly  progressive  ascent, 
  as  the  line  of  a  canal  or  road. 
  3.  (Stock  Breeding)  To  cross  with  some  better  breed;  to 
  improve  the  blood  of 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Grade  \Grade\,  n. 
  A  harsh  scraping  or  cutting;  a  grating. 
  The  grade  of  hatchets  fiercely  thrown.  On  wigwam  log 
  and  tree,  and  stone.  --Whittier. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  at  surface  level;  "a  grade  crossing"  [syn:  {ground-level}] 
  2:  (of  domestic  animals)  improved  by  selective  breeding 
  n  1:  a  body  of  students  who  are  taught  together;  "early  morning 
  classes  are  always  sleepy"  [syn:  {class},  {form}] 
  2:  a  relative  position  or  degree  of  value  in  a  graded  group: 
  "lumber  of  the  highest  grade"  [syn:  {level},  {tier}] 
  3:  the  gradient  of  a  slope  or  road  or  other  surface:  "the  road 
  had  a  steep  grade" 
  4:  one-hundredth  of  a  right  angle  [syn:  {grad}] 
  5:  a  number  or  letter  indicating  quality  (especially  of  a 
  student's  performance);  "she  made  good  marks  in  algebra"; 
  "grade  A  milk";  "what  was  your  score  on  your  homework?" 
  [syn:  {mark},  {score}] 
  6:  the  height  of  the  ground  on  which  something  stands:  "the 
  base  of  the  tower  was  below  grade"  [syn:  {ground  level}] 
  7:  a  position  on  a  scale  of  intensity  or  amount  or  quality:  "a 
  moderate  degree  of  intelligence";  "a  high  level  of  care  is 
  required";  "it  is  all  a  matter  of  degree"  [syn:  {degree}, 
  v  1:  assign  a  rank  or  rating  to  "how  would  you  rank  these 
  students?"  [syn:  {rate},  {rank},  {range},  {order},  {place}] 
  2:  level  to  the  right  gradient 
  3:  assign  a  grade  or  rank  to  according  to  one's  evaluation;  as 
  of  scholastic  work  [syn:  {mark}] 
  4:  determine  the  grade  of  or  assign  a  grade  to 

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