degree [-s] n

ME degre < L grad-us, step.

  1. Honor; distinction; prestige; commendation; (see 1 Chronicles 17:17).
  2. Stage; extent; measure; gradation; (see 1 Chronicles 15:18).
  3. Diploma; credentials; certificate of achievement.
  4. Unit of temperature; [fig.] temperature.
  5. Orientation; direction on a compass; (see 2 Kings 20:9).
  6. Measurement of longitude; measurement of latitude.
  7. Proportion; division of a circle; measurement of the angle of a circle's segment.