Part of speech: noun

One of a series of steps; grade; rank; station; amount; intensity.

Part of speech: noun

One of the three forms in which an adjective or an adverb is compared; as, the positive, comparative, and superlative degrees.

Part of speech: noun

An honorary title.

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Usage examples "degree":

  1. The animal must be cast in order to use that agent with any degree of safety. - "The American Reformed Cattle Doctor", George Dadd.
  2. The deal box seemed to have reached a degree of mystery from which 'twas best to keep at a distance. - "The Nest of the Sparrowhawk", Baroness Orczy.
  3. It was tiresome to a degree, and, besides, his stock of money would not last for ever. - "By Birth a Lady", George Manville Fenn.