Definition of School

1. Verb. Educate in or as if in a school. "The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions"

Generic synonyms: Educate
Specialized synonyms: Home-school
Derivative terms: Schooling

2. Noun. An educational institution. "The school was founded in 1900"

3. Verb. Teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment. "She is well schooled in poetry"
Exact synonyms: Civilise, Civilize, Cultivate, Educate, Train
Generic synonyms: Down, Fine-tune, Polish, Refine
Specialized synonyms: Sophisticate
Derivative terms: Civilisation, Civilization, Cultivation, Education

4. Noun. A building where young people receive education. "He walked to school every morning"
Exact synonyms: Schoolhouse
Generic synonyms: Building, Edifice
Terms within: Classroom, Schoolroom
Specialized synonyms: Conservatoire, Conservatory, Day School
Group relationships: School System
Derivative terms: Scholastic

5. Verb. Swim in or form a large group of fish. "A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait"
Generic synonyms: Swim

6. Noun. The process of being formally educated at a school. "What will you do when you finish school?"
Exact synonyms: Schooling
Generic synonyms: Education
Derivative terms: Scholastic

7. Noun. A body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers. "The Venetian school of painting"

8. Noun. The period of instruction in a school; the time period when school is in session. "When the school day was done we would walk home together"
Exact synonyms: School Day, Schooltime
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Terms within: Study Hall
Derivative terms: Scholastic

9. Noun. An educational institution's faculty and students. "The whole school turned out for the game"
Generic synonyms: Educational Institution
Derivative terms: Scholastic

10. Noun. A large group of fish. "A school of small glittering fish swam by"
Exact synonyms: Shoal
Member holonyms: Fish
Generic synonyms: Animal Group

Definition of School

1. n. A shoal; a multitude; as, a school of fish.

2. n. A place for learned intercourse and instruction; an institution for learning; an educational establishment; a place for acquiring knowledge and mental training; as, the school of the prophets.

3. v. t. To train in an institution of learning; to educate at a school; to teach.

Definition of School

1. Noun. A group of fish or a group of marine mammals such as porpoises, dolphins, or whales. ¹

2. Verb. (context: of fish) To form into, or travel in a school. ¹

3. Noun. (US Canada) An institution dedicated to teaching and learning; an educational institution. ¹

4. Noun. (British) An educational institution providing primary and secondary education, prior to tertiary education (college or university). ¹

5. Noun. Within a larger educational institution, an organizational unit, such as a department or institute, which is dedicated to a specific subject area. ¹

6. Noun. (qualifier considered collectively) The followers of a particular doctrine; a particular way of thinking or particular doctrine; a school of thought. ¹

7. Noun. The time during which classes are attended or in session in an educational institution. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To educate, teach, or train (often, but not necessarily, in a school.) ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To defeat emphatically, to teach an opponent a harsh lesson. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To control, or compose, one's expression. ¹

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Definition of School

1. to educate in an institution of learning [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of School

1. A shoal; a multitude; as, a school of fish. Origin: For shool a crowd; prob. Confuced with school for learning. 1. A place for learned intercourse and instruction; an institution for learning; an educational establishment; a place for acquiring knowledge and mental training; as, the school of the prophets. "Disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus." (Acts xix. 9) 2. A place of primary instruction; an establishment for the instruction of children; as, a primary school; a common school; a grammar school. "As he sat in the school at his primer." (Chaucer) 3. A session of an institution of instruction. "How now, Sir Hugh! No school to-day?" (Shak) 4. One of the seminaries for teaching logic, metaphysics, and theology, which were formed in the Middle Ages, and which were characterised by academical disputations and subtilties of reasoning. "At Cambridge the philosophy of Descartes was still dominant in the schools." (Macaulay) 5. The room or hall in English universities where the examinations for degrees and honors are held. 6. An assemblage of scholars; those who attend upon instruction in a school of any kind; a body of pupils. "What is the great community of Christians, but one of the innumerable schools in the vast plan which God has instituted for the education of various intelligences?" (Buckminster) 7. The disciples or followers of a teacher; those who hold a common doctrine, or accept the same teachings; a sect or denomination in philosophy, theology, science, medicine, politics, etc. "Let no man be less confident in his faith . . . By reason of any difference in the several schools of Christians." (Jer. Taylor) 8. The canons, precepts, or body of opinion or practice, sanctioned by the authority of a particular class or age; as, he was a gentleman of the old school. "His face pale but striking, though not handsome after the schools." (A. S. Hardy) 9. Figuratively, any means of knowledge or discipline; as, the school of experience. Boarding school, Common school, District school, Normal school, etc. See Boarding, Common, District, etc. High school, a free public school nearest the rank of a college. School board, a corporation established by law in every borough or parish in England, and elected by the burgesses or ratepayers, with the duty of providing public school accomodation for all children in their dictrict. School commitee, School board, an elected commitee of citizens having charge and care of the public schools in any district, town, or city, and responsible control of the money appropriated for school purposes. School days, the period in which youth are sent to school. School district, a division of a town or city for establishing and conducting schools. Sunday school, or Sabbath school, a school held on Sunday for study of the Bible and for religious instruction; the pupils, or the teachers and pupils, of such a school, collectively. Origin: OE. Scole, AS. Sclu, L. Schola, Gr. Leisure, that in which leisure is employed, disputation, lecture, a school, probably from the same root as, the original sense being perhaps, a stopping, a resting. See Scheme. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of School

school-age child
school admission criteria
school band
school bell
school board
school book
school books
school bus
school bus yellow

Literary usage of School

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by Chicago (Ill.). Board of Education (1901)
"Francis W. Parker had been elected, the Normal school was at the beginning of the school year placed in the charge of William M. Giffin, principal of the ..."

2. The Montessori method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in by Maria Montessori, Henry Wyman Holmes (1912)
"This school had its origin along with the society for young people, called Giovinezza Gentile, both school and society having the object of educating youth ..."

3. The Measurement of Intelligence: An Explanation of and a Complete Guide for by Lewis Madison Terman (1916)
"Statistics collected in hundreds of cities in the United States show that between a third and a half of the school children fail to progress through the ..."

4. Register by University of California, Berkeley, California, University (1920)
"The Willard Thompson Scholarship is open to students of the Medical school who are residents of Utah. This scholarship yields $600 per annum. ..."

5. Principles of Secondary Education by Paul Monroe (1914)
"The secondary school has been the bearer of the dominant educational traditions from ... Froebel early taught in a secondary school and later developed an ..."

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