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What does "School" mean?


(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 (n.) A place of primary instruction; an establishment for the instruction of children; as, a primary school; a common school; a grammar school (n.) A session of an institution of instruction (n.) A shoal; a multitude; as, a school of fish (n.) An assemblage of scholars; those who attend upon instruction in a school of any kind; a body of pupils (n.) Figuratively, any means of knowledge or discipline; as, the school of experience (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (n.) The room or hall in English universities where the examinations for degrees and honors are held (v. t.) To train in an institution of learning; to educate at a school; to teach (v. t.) To tutor; to chide and admonish; to reprove; to subject to systematic discipline; to train

Synonyms train, cultivate, shoal, educate, schooling, civilize, schoolhouse, schooltime

Example: "The school was built in 1932" Example: "What will you do when you finish school?" Example: "A school of small glittering fish swam by" Example: "The Venetian school of painting" Example: "The school was founded in 1900" Example: "The school keeps parents informed" Example: "Stay after school" Example: "The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions" Example: "A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait" Example: "She is well schooled in poetry"

Word Family preschool, preschooled, preschooler, preschoolers, preschooling, preschools, schooled, schooling, schools, unschooled