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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that grades, especially:
  • n. One who grades students' work.
  • n. A piece of heavy equipment used to level or smooth road or other surfaces to the desired gradient.
  • n. A student in a specified class in an elementary, middle, or secondary school. Often used in combination: tenth graders.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A machine used in construction for flattening large surfaces
  • n. One who grades, or that by means of which grading is done or facilitated.
  • n. One who belongs to a certain grade at school.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who grades, or that by means of which grading is done or facilitated.
  • n. A vehicle used for levelling earth, esp. one with a plow blade suspended from the center, used specifically for grading roads.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which grades.
  • n. A heavy plow or an earth-scraper used in throwing up an embankment or in making a permanent way.
  • n. A grain-separator or -sorter. See separator.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a judge who assigns grades to something

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  • Hey, R--this is a left-hand word!

    July 18, 2007