grad·u·ate /ˈgræʤ(ə)wət, əˌwet/ 名詞
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. Zool. 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.
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, flask, or cylinder; a glass measuring container used by apothecaries and chemists. See under Graduated.
Grad·u·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Graduated p. pr. & vb. n. Graduating ]
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. --Browne.
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.
Grad·u·ate, a. Arranged by successive steps or degrees; graduated.
Beginning with the genus, passing through all the graduate
and subordinate stages. --Tatham.
adj : of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree;
"graduate courses" [syn: graduate(a), postgraduate]
n 1: a person who has received a degree from a school (high
school or college or university) [syn: alumnus, alumna,
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
v 1: receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies;
"She graduated in 1990"
2: confer an academic degree upon; "This school graduates 2,000
students each year"
3: make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for
optimal measuring; "calibrate an instrument"; "graduate a
cylinder" [syn: calibrate, fine-tune]