grade - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun [countable] 

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/ɡreɪd/
singulargrade
pluralgrades
  1. 2
    a letter or number that shows the quality of a student’s work

    You need to improve your grades.

    get/gain/obtain a grade:

    I got a Grade 2 for art.

  2. 3
    the rank of a person, for example in their job

    The technical and professional grades have become more open to women.

    He demanded to be put on a higher grade.

  3. 4
    one of the levels of school in the US that lasts one year. Students in the same grade are all about the same age

    The topic is covered in the seventh grade.