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Grade meaning

grade - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. a variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed
  2. 2. a degree of ablaut
  3. 3. determine the grade of or assign a grade to
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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 264.
  6. 6. A graded ascending, descending, or level portion of a road; a gradient.
  7. 7. 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 grade.
  8. 8. To arrange in order, steps, or degrees, according to size, quality, rank, etc.
  9. 9. To reduce to a level, or to an evenly progressive ascent, as the line of a canal or road.
  10. 10. To cross with some better breed; to improve the blood of.
  11. 11. A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating.
  12. 12. Degree; rank; angle of slope.
  13. 13. To reduce to a gradual slope, as a road.

grade - examples of usage

  1. With the eradication of the ticks, however, the southern farmers are enabled to introduce good breeding animals and to improve the grade of their stock. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. Such an extra addition of caustic soda will be required only in case of a very low- grade chemical or a very highly acid tar. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. Leisurely the stage rolled up- grade toward the crossing. - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
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