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GRADUATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does graduate mean? 

GRADUATE (noun)
  The noun GRADUATE has 2 senses:

1. a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
2. a measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume; a glass container (cup or cylinder or flask) whose sides are marked with or divided into amounts

  Familiarity information: GRADUATE used as a noun is rare.


GRADUATE (adjective)
  The adjective GRADUATE has 1 sense:

1. of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree

  Familiarity information: GRADUATE used as an adjective is very rare.


GRADUATE (verb)
  The verb GRADUATE has 3 senses:

1. receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies
2. confer an academic degree upon
3. make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring

  Familiarity information: GRADUATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GRADUATE (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

alumna; alumnus; graduate; grad; alum

Hypernyms ("graduate" is a kind of...):

bookman; scholar; scholarly person; student (a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "graduate"):

Ivy Leaguer (a student or graduate at an Ivy League school)

old boy (a former male pupil of a school)


Sense 2graduate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume; a glass container (cup or cylinder or flask) whose sides are marked with or divided into amounts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("graduate" is a kind of...):

measuring device; measuring instrument; measuring system (instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "graduate"):

graduated cylinder (a cylindrical graduate)


GRADUATE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree

Synonyms:

graduate; postgraduate

Context example:

graduate courses

Similar:

high (greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount)


GRADUATE (verb)


Sense 1graduate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

She graduated in 1990

Hypernyms (to "graduate" is one way to...):

have; receive (get something; come into possession of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2graduate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Confer an academic degree upon

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

This school graduates 2,000 students each year

Hypernyms (to "graduate" is one way to...):

bestow; confer (present)

Cause:

graduate (receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3graduate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

calibrate; fine-tune; graduate

Context examples:

calibrate an instrument / graduate a cylinder

Hypernyms (to "graduate" is one way to...):

adjust; correct; set (alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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