Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun a judge who assigns grades to something

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  • Hey, R--this is a left-hand word!

    July 18, 2007