What does the word degree mean?

Usage examples for degree

  1. The animal must be cast in order to use that agent with any degree of safety. – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by 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 by Baroness Orczy
  3. It was tiresome to a degree, and, besides, his stock of money would not last for ever. – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn