Grade

Definition of Grade

Pronunciation: grād
n.1.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.
They also appointed and removed, at their own pleasure,
teachers of every grade.
- Buckle.
2.(In a railroad or highway) 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.
3.(Stock Breeding) 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.
At grade
on the same level; - said of the crossing of a railroad with another railroad or a highway, when they are on the same level at the point of crossing.
Down grade
a descent, as on a graded railroad.
Up grade
an ascent, as on a graded railroad.
Equating for grades
See under Equate.
Grade crossing
a crossing at grade.
v. t.1.To arrange in order, steps, or degrees, according to size, quality, rank, etc.
[imp. & p. p. Graded; p. pr. & vb. n. Grading.]
2.To reduce to a level, or to an evenly progressive ascent, as the line of a canal or road.
3.(Stock Breeding) To cross with some better breed; to improve the blood of.

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