In rock climbing, mountaineering and other climbing disciplines, climbers give a grade to a climbing route that concisely describes the difficulty and danger of climbing the route. Different aspects of climbing each have their own grading system, and many different nationalities developed their own, distinctive grading systems.

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  1. A rating.
    I gave him a good grade for effort.
  2. The performance of an individual or group on an examination or test, expressed by a number, letter, or other symbol; a score.
    He got a good grade on the test.
  3. A degree or level of something; a position within a scale; a degree of quality.
    This fine-grade coin from 1837 is worth a good amount.
  4. A slope (up or down) of a roadway or other passage
    ''The grade of this hill is more than 5 percent
  5. A level of pre-collegiate education.
    Clancy is entering the fifth grade this year.
    Clancy starts grade five this year.
  6. A student of a particular grade (used with the grade level).
    The grade fives are on a field trip.
  7. An area that has been graded by a grader (construction machine)
  8. The level of the ground.
    This material absorbs moisture and is probably not a good choice for use below grade.
  9. A gradian.
  10. A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating.


  1. To assign scores to the components of an academic test.
  2. To assign a score to overall academic performance.
  3. To flatten, level, or smooth a large surface.
  4. To remove or trim part of a seam allowance from a finished seam so as to reduce bulk and make the finished piece more even when turned right side out.

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