"grades" in the noun sense
1. class, form, grade, course
a body of students who are taught together
"early morning classes are always sleepy"
2. grade, level, tier
a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
"lumber of the highest grade"
the gradient of a slope or road or other surface
"the road had a steep grade"
4. grad, grade
one-hundredth of a right angle
5. grade, gradation
a degree of ablaut
6. mark, grade, score
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?"
7. grade, ground level
the height of the ground on which something stands
"the base of the tower was below grade"
8. degree, grade, level
a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
"a moderate grade of intelligence"
"a high level of care is required"
"it is all a matter of degree"
a variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed
"grades" in the verb sense
1. rate, rank, range, order, grade, place
assign a rank or rating to
"how would you rank these students?"
"The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
level to the right gradient
3. grade, score, mark
assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation
"score the SAT essays"
determine the grade of or assign a grade to
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