step, stage or degree of rank, quality, etc.; level of classification
mark given in an examination or for school work
level of (especially musical) skill at which a pupil is tested
division of a school based on the age of the pupils; pupils in such a division
"early morning classes are always sleepy"
"lumber of the highest grade"
"the road had a steep grade"
"she made good marks in algebra"
"grade A milk"
"what was your score on your homework?"
"the base of the tower was below grade"
"a moderate grade of intelligence"
"a high level of care is required"
"it is all a matter of degree"
"how would you rank these students?"
"The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
"score the SAT essays"
Grade animals..can be made..as productive as thorough-breds.
Neuroses might be graded by the inability to tolerate ambiguous situations.
出自： S. Bellow