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Meaning of GRADUATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]'grajoo`yet, [n]'grajoo`it, 'grajuwut

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume; a glass container (cup or cylinder or flask) whose sides are marked with or divided into amounts
  2. [n]  a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
  3. [v]  make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring; "calibrate an instrument"; "graduate a cylinder"
  4. [v]  confer an academic degree upon; "This school graduates 2,000 students each year"
  5. [v]  receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies; "She graduated in 1990"

GRADUATE is a 8 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: alum, alumna, alumnus, calibrate, fine-tune, grad
 See Also: adjust, bestow, confer, graduate, graduated cylinder, have, measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system, old boy, receive, scholar, scholarly person, set, student



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Grad"u*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Graduated}p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Graduating}.] [Cf. F. graduer. See {Graduate}, n.,
    1. To mark with degrees; to divide into regular steps,
       grades, or intervals, as the scale of a thermometer, a
       scheme of punishment or rewards, etc.
    2. To admit or elevate to a certain grade or degree; esp., in
       a college or university, to admit, at the close of the
       course, to an honorable standing defined by a diploma; as,
       he was graduated at Yale College.
    3. To prepare gradually; to arrange, temper, or modify by
       degrees or to a certain degree; to determine the degrees
       of; as, to graduate the heat of an oven.
             Dyers advance and graduate their colors with salts.
    4. (Chem.) To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by
       evaporation, as a fluid.
    {Graduating engine}, a dividing engine. See {Dividing}
       engine, under {Dividing}.
  2. \Grad"u*ate\, v. i.
    1. To pass by degrees; to change gradually; to shade off; as,
       sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes
       graduates into quartz.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) To taper, as the tail of certain birds.
    3. To take a degree in a college or university; to become a
       graduate; to receive a diploma.
             He graduated at Oxford.               --Latham.
             He was brought to their bar and asked where he had
             graduated.                            --Macaulay.
  3. \Grad"u*ate\, n. [LL. graduatus, p. p. of graduare to
    admit to a degree, fr. L. gradus grade. See {Grade}, n.]
    1. One who has received an academical or professional degree;
       one who has completed the prescribed course of study in
       any school or institution of learning.
    2. A graduated cup, tube, or flask; a measuring glass used by
       apothecaries and chemists. See under {Graduated}.
  4. \Grad"u*ate\, a. [See {Graduate}, n. & v.]
    Arranged by successive steps or degrees; graduated.
          Beginning with the genus, passing through all the
          graduate and subordinate stages.         --Tatham.
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