The lessons are of a proper length, well arranged, and well graded.
A well graded and not at all a dangerous highway, somehow the Fordham Road had never seemed a place for cars.
In a few minutes they reached the road that led to the hospital, which was well graded and smooth.
This avenue is wide, and well graded, having a fine carriage way and banquettes for pedestrians on either side.
These two co-operative farm villages, are now connected by a broad, smooth, well graded road.
The country roads will be well graded and macadamized, and bridges will be built across the streams.
The schools at Benzonia and Eden are well graded, and are conducted according to the up-to-date methods.
The lesson material is not as well graded and adapted to the children as the day-school texts.
The road approach from this direction is well graded and has a good surface, but from the Zennor side so much cannot be said.
If a course is well graded, the students rate of progress will increase in proportion as he advances.
1510s, "degree of measurement," from French grade "grade, degree" (16c.), from Latin gradus "step, pace, gait, walk;" figuratively "a step, stage, degree," related to gradi "to walk, step, go," from PIE *ghredh- (cf. Lithuanian gridiju "to go, wander," Old Church Slavonic gredo "to come," Old Irish in-greinn "he pursues," and second element in congress, progress, etc.).
Replaced Middle English gree "step, degree in a series," from Old French grei "step," from Latin gradus. Railway sense is from 1811. Meaning "class of things having the same quality or value" is from 1807; meaning "division of a school curriculum equivalent to one year" is from 1835; that of "letter-mark indicating assessment of a student's work" is from 1886 (earlier used of numerical grades). Grade A "top quality, fit for human consumption" (originally of milk) is from a U.S. system instituted in 1912.
1650s, "to arrange in grades," from grade (n.). Related: Graded; grading.