place, group, organize; categorize, pigeonhole, distinguish, rate, rank, graduate. 10. blend, shade, blur, intermingle, synthesize, homogenize, harmonize; mingle, amalgamate, fuse, gradient, n. 1. slope, incline, ramp, rising ground, inclined surface or plane.
2. grade, rate, degree, point, mark, indicator, gradual, adj. regular, deliberate, steady, even; slow, moderate, leisurely, unhurried, slow-paced, snail-like, at a snail's pace, inchmeal, imperceptible, measured, paced; progressive, continuous, methodical, methodic, systematic, orderly; gradational, by degrees, graduated, step-by-step. gradually, adv. slowly, inchmeal, a little at a time, little by little, bit by bit, regularly, progressively, through all the gradations, constantly, continuously, continually; drop by drop, inch by inch, at a regular pace, imperceptibly. graduate, n. 1. alumnus, alumna, bachelor, licentiate.
-v. 2. grade, calibrate, mark off, measure off, di vide, arrange; rate, rank, range, order, dispose, place, group; adjust, modify, adapt, accommodate, regulate, graduation, n. commencement, graduation day, graduation ceremony. graft1, n. 1. shoot, bud, scion, new growth, sprout, implantation, transplant.
-v. 2. slip, ingraft, implant, insert, infix, join,
transplant. graft2, n. 1. jobbery, racket, spoils; All Inf. pickings, rake-off, cut, kickback; plunder, loot, booty, swag, boodle, grease, velvet, gravy, honey, payola, hush money, payoff, shake-down.
-v. 2. line one's own pockets, dip into the public till, be on the take. grain, n. 1. seed, kernel, groats, grist, ground grain, grits; cereal, wheat, buckwheat, barley, corn, maize, rye, oats, rice, millet.
2. particle, piece, bit, scrap, Scot. curn; speck, mite, moit, mote, dot, point, dab, fleck, speck, spot; smidgen, Inf. smitch, iota, molecule, atom, jot, whit, tittle; granule, crumb, morsel, taste, bite. See bit2 (defs. 1, 2).
3. trace, touch, hint, trifle, a little bit; tinge, flavor, suggestion, suspicion, soupcon, tincture, Archaic. spice, shadow; spark, scintilla, gleam.
4. texture, contexture, surface; intertexture, fabric, weave, warp and woof, nap, tooth; fiber, yarn, thread, filament. grammar, n. (all of language) system, order, organization; principles, rules, laws; rudiments, basics, essentials, accidence; linguistics, Linguistics, syntax, sentence structure or formation; Linguistics, structuralism, transformational grammar, Linguistics, generative grammar, Linguistics, tagmemics; prescriptive grammar. grammarian, n. grammatist, Derog. grammaticast-er, grammar specialist; linguist, philologist, phi-lologer. grand, adj. 1. distinguished, noted, eminent, famous, well-known, celebrated, esteemed; renowned, illustrious, prominent, preeminent, notable, Archaic. eximious; legendary, immortal, fabled, memorable; venerable, revered, respected.
2. dignified, distingue, stately, august; imposing, majestic, magnificent, exalted, imperious; lordly, noble, kingly, imperial, princely, magisterial; aristocratic, well-bred, genteel, gentle, blue-blooded.
3. splendid, superb, marvelous; luxurious, sumptuous, glamorous, striking, gorgeous; great, large, palatial, impressive; pretentious, ostentatious, dashing, showy, glittering; lofty, sublime, Inf up there.