Degree is the rendering in the A. V. of one Heb. and one, Gr. term (besides being employed as an adjunct in the phrases "man of high [or low] degree," where it has no [other] correspondent in the original) מִעֲלָה, maalah' (2Ki 20:9-11; Isa 38:8, referring to the graduated scale of the dial [q.v.] of Ahaz, and in the titles of the Psalms entitled "Song of Degrees" [see below]; a step, as elsewhere generally rendered); βαθμός (only 1Ti 3:13, graduation or promotion, etc. of a deacon [q.v.] to a higher office; or perhaps rather a spiritual stand-point or condition, see Alford, in loc.), a step (as of a staircase or door, Ecclesiasticus 6:36). SEE STAIRS.