grade

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Grade is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
grade

Plural
grades

  1. A grade is a letter or number that you use to show how good something is. Usually, teachers use it to show how good a student's test or assignment is.
    He got 97% on his test. It was the top grade in the class.
    Our restaurant uses only the highest grade of meat.
  2. In North American English, a grade is the school year.
    Most Canadian children start grade one when they are six years old and finish grade 12 when they are 18."

Verb[change]

Plain form
grade

Third-person singular
grades

Past tense
graded

Past participle
graded

Present participle
grading

  1. If you grade something, you judge how good it is.
    After the final exam, the teacher spent the whole weekend grading papers.
    My friends goes to the farm to grade animals that are going to be sold.