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grade

  

      n  
1    a position or degree in a scale, as of quality, rank, size, or progression  
small-grade eggs, high-grade timber     
2    a group of people or things of the same category  
3      (Chiefly U.S.)   a military or other rank  
4    a stage in a course of progression  
5    a mark or rating indicating achievement or the worth of work done, as at school  
6      (U.S. and Canadian)   a unit of pupils of similar age or ability taught together at school  
7       another word (esp. U.S. and Canadian) for       gradient       1, 2  
8    a unit of angle equal to one hundredth of a right angle or 0.9 degree  
9      (Stockbreeding)  
a    an animal with one purebred parent and one of unknown or unimproved breeding  
b    (as modifier)  
a grade sheep         Compare       crossbred       2       purebred       2  
10      (Linguistics)   one of the forms of the vowel in a morpheme when this vowel varies because of gradation  
11    at grade  
a    on the same level  
b    (of a river profile or land surface) at an equilibrium level and slope, because there is a balance between erosion and deposition  
12    make the grade  
Informal  
a    to reach the required standard  
b    to succeed  
      vb  
13    tr   to arrange according to quality, rank, etc.  
14    tr   to determine the grade of or assign a grade to  
15    intr   to achieve or deserve a grade or rank  
16    to change or blend (something) gradually; merge  
17    tr   to level (ground, a road, etc.) to a suitable gradient  
18    tr     (Stockbreeding)   to cross (one animal) with another to produce a grade animal  
     (C16: from French, from Latin gradus step, from gradi to step)  


-grade  
      adj combining form   indicating a kind or manner of movement or progression  
plantigrade, retrograde     
     (via French from Latin -gradus, from gradus a step, from gradi to walk)  
grade cricket  
      n     (Austral)   competitive cricket, in which cricket club teams are arranged in grades  
grade crossing  
      n      the U.S. and Canadian name for       level crossing  
grade school  
      n     (U.S)      another name for       elementary school  
O grade  
      n     (formerly, in Scotland)  
1   
a    the basic level of the Scottish Certificate of Education, now replaced by Standard Grade  
b    (as modifier)  
O grade history     
2    a pass in a particular subject at O grade  
she has ten O grades        (Formal name)    Ordinary grade  
Ordinary grade  
      n      (in Scotland) the formal name for       O grade  
reserve-grade  
      adj     (Austral)   denoting a sporting team of the second rank in a club  
Standard Grade  
      n   (in Scotland) a type of examination designed to test skills and the application of knowledge, replaced O grade  
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adj.
Term used to describe low grade marijuana. This type of marijuana is usually brown, seedy, dry. The term is also used by many pot heads to describe anything that is low grade.
n.
something easy to get
adj.
low; cheap, dirty, sluttish (as behavior and/or look)
n.
renewable energy obtainable on coasts based on the sea or ocean low and high tides
adv.
very little; very few; said to indicate that something is in a low amount/quantity or insignificant
E.g. You weigh like nothing; It costs like nothing; It is a big deal, but you make it look like nothing.

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