a person who attends school, especially a child (usually used in combination):
a new course for junior-high-schoolers.
an institution where instruction is given, especially to persons under college age:
The children are at school.
an institution for instruction in a particular skill or field.
a college or university.
a regular course of meetings of a teacher or teachers and students for instruction; program of instruction:
a session of such a course:
no school today; to be kept after school.
the activity or process of learning under instruction, especially at a school for the young:
As a child, I never liked school.
one’s formal education:
They plan to be married when he finishes school.
a building housing a school.
the body of students, or students and teachers, belonging to an educational institution:
The entire school rose when the principal entered the auditorium.
a building, room, etc., in a university, set apart for the use of one of the faculties or for some particular purpose:
the school of agriculture.
a particular faculty or department of a university having the right to recommend candidates for degrees, and usually beginning its program of instruction after the student has completed general education:
any place, situation, etc., tending to teach anything.
the body of pupils or followers of a master, system, method, etc.:
the Platonic school of philosophy.
a group of artists, as painters, writers, or musicians, whose works reflect a common conceptual, regional, or personal influence:
the modern school; the Florentine school.
the art and artists of a geographical location considered independently of stylistic similarity:
the French school.
any group of persons having common attitudes or beliefs.
Military, Navy. parts of close-order drill applying to the individual (school of the soldier) the squad (school of the squad) or the like.
Australian and New Zealand Informal. a group of people gathered together, especially for gambling or drinking.
schools, Archaic. the faculties of a university.
Obsolete. the schoolmen in a medieval university.
of or connected with a school or schools.
Obsolete. of the schoolmen.
verb (used with object)
to educate in or as if in a school; teach; train.
Archaic. to reprimand.
an institution or building at which children and young people usually under 19 receive education
(as modifier): school bus, school day
(in combination): schoolroom, schoolwork
any educational institution or building
a faculty, institution, or department specializing in a particular subject: a law school
the staff and pupils of a school
the period of instruction in a school or one session of this: he stayed after school to do extra work
meetings held occasionally for members of a profession, etc
a place or sphere of activity that instructs: the school of hard knocks
a body of people or pupils adhering to a certain set of principles, doctrines, or methods
a group of artists, writers, etc, linked by the same style, teachers, or aims: the Venetian school of painting
a style of life: a gentleman of the old school
(informal) a group assembled for a common purpose, esp gambling or drinking
to train or educate in or as in a school
to discipline or control
an archaic word for reprimand
a group of porpoises or similar aquatic animals that swim together
(intransitive) to form such a group
In addition to the idiom beginning with school
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noun 1. an institution where instruction is given, especially to persons under college age: The children are at school. 2. an institution for instruction in a particular skill or field. 3. a college or university. 4. a regular course of meetings of a teacher or teachers and students for instruction; program of instruction: summer school. […]
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