1. a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality

- it is all a matter of degree

Similar word(s): grade, level

Definition categories: attribute, property

2. a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process

- a remarkable degree of frankness

Similar word(s): level, point, stage

Definition categories: state

3. an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study

- he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude

Definition categories: communication, accolade, award, honor, honour, laurels

4. a measure for arcs and angles

- there are 360 degrees in a circle

Definition categories: quantity

5. the highest power of a term or variable

Definition categories: thought, exponent, index, power

6. a unit of temperature on a specified scale

- the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature

Definition categories: quantity

7. the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime)

- murder in the second degree

- a second degree burn

Definition categories: attribute, magnitude

Sentences with degree as a noun:

- To what degree do the two accounts of the accident concur?

- She has two bachelor's degrees and is studying towards a master's degree.

- A right angle is a ninety degree angle.

- Most humans have a field of vision of almost 180 degrees.

- 90 degrees Fahrenheit is equivalent to 32.2 degrees Celsius.

- Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.