Grade and Rank


Grade noun - Degree of excellence.
Usage example: only motor oil of the highest grade for his fancy sports car

Rank is a synonym for grade in group topic. In some cases you can use "Rank" instead the word "Grade" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like class, level, position, order. popular alternative


Rank verb - To take or have a certain position within a group arranged in vertical classes.
Usage example: my favorite pitcher ranks first in the league for number of consecutive outs

Grade is a synonym for rank in order topic. You can use "Grade" instead the word "Rank" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as activity, position, group, status. popular alternative

Nearby Words: ranking, ranked, ranker

How words are described

good good grade good rank
high high grade high rank
full full grade full rank
low low grade low rank
Other adjectives: best, better, equivalent, perfect, certain, current, top, actual, bad, lower, social, possible, military, highest, next, lowest, minimum, higher, overall.

Common collocations

way grade way rank way

Both words in one sentence

  • Most games stripped score out entirely except if scoring is relevant — such as games with short, replayable levels, most commonly Shoot Em Ups and Rhythm Games, where beating another's high score or getting a good rank/grade is a big part of the game.
  • The Royal Manticoran Navy breaks the rank of captain into captain, junior grade and captain, senior grade.
  • Compare On a Scale from One to Ten, which uses this ratings system with numbers instead of an alphabetical rank, and F--, where the letter grade is below the lowest possible score.
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