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Definition of school:

  1. A French of the middle of the 19th century centering in the village of Barbizon near the forest of Fontainebleau.
  2. 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. A place of primary instruction; an establishment for the instruction of children; as, a primary school; a common school; a grammar school.
  4. A session of an institution of instruction.
  5. A shoal; a multitude; as, a school of fish.
  6. An assemblage of scholars; those who attend upon instruction in a school of any kind; a body of pupils.
  7. Figuratively, any means of knowledge or discipline; as, the school of experience.
  8. One of the seminaries for teaching logic, metaphysics, and theology, which were formed in the Middle Ages, and which were characterized by academical disputations and subtilties of reasoning.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. The room or hall in English universities where the examinations for degrees and honors are held.
  12. To train in an institution of learning; to educate at a school; to teach.
  13. To tutor; to chide and admonish; to reprove; to subject to systematic discipline; to train.


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Usage examples:

  • We knew the word school.

    - "The Promised Land", Mary Antin.
  • I might as well be at school.

    - "Prudence of the Parsonage", Ethel Hueston.
  • I'm going to school!

    - "Sunny Boy in the Big City", Ramy Allison White.