part of speech: noun

definition 1: a stage or step in a course of action.

  • I am learning to play the guitar by degrees.

synonyms: level, phase, stage, step

definition 2: measure or amount.

  • Skiing takes a high degree of skill.

synonyms: extent, scale

definition 3: a unit for measuring temperature.

  • The temperature today is 82 degrees.

synonyms: grade

definition 4: a title given by a university or college to a student who has completed a program of study.

  • He has degrees in business and law.

phrase: to a degree

phrase: by degrees