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school 1

 (sko͞ol)
n.
1. An institution for the instruction of children or people under college age.
2. An institution for instruction in a skill or business: a secretarial school; a karate school.
3.
a. A college or university.
b. An institution within or associated with a college or university that gives instruction in a specialized field and recommends candidates for degrees.
c. A division of an educational institution constituting several grades or classes: advanced to the upper school.
d. The student body of an educational institution.
e. The building or group of buildings housing an educational institution.
4. The process of being educated formally, especially education constituting a planned series of courses over a number of years: The children were put to school at home. What do you plan to do when you finish school?
5. A session of instruction: School will start in three weeks. He had to stay after school today.
6.
a. A group of people, especially philosophers, artists, or writers, whose thought, work, or style demonstrates a common origin or influence or unifying belief: the school of Aristotle; the Venetian school of painters.
b. A group of people distinguished by similar manners, customs, or opinions: aristocrats of the old school.
7. Close-order drill instructions or exercises for military units or personnel.
8. Australian A group of people gathered together for gambling.
tr.v. schooled, school·ing, schools
1. To educate in or as if in a school.
2. To train or discipline: She is well schooled in literature. See Synonyms at teach.
3. Slang To defeat or put down decisively, especially in a humiliating manner: Our team got schooled by the worst team in the division.
adj.
Of or relating to school or education in schools: school supplies; a school dictionary.

[Middle English scole, from Old English scōl, from Latin schola, scola, from Greek skholē; see segh- in Indo-European roots.]

school 2

 (sko͞ol)
n.
A large group of aquatic animals, especially fish, swimming together; a shoal.
intr.v. schooled, school·ing, schools
To swim in or form into a school.

[Middle English scole, from Middle Dutch; see skel- in Indo-European roots.]

Schools

(skuːlz)
pl n
1. (Historical Terms) the Schools the medieval Schoolmen collectively
2. (Education) (at Oxford University)
a. the Examination Schools, the University building in which examinations are held
b. informal the Second Public Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Arts; finals
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As yet no free schools had been started for coloured people in that section, hence each family agreed to pay a certain amount per month, with the understanding that the teacher was to "board 'round"--that is, spend a day with each family.
This experience of a whole race beginning to go to school for the first time, presents one of the most interesting studies that has ever occurred in connection with the development of any race.
The schools composing none but young and vigorous males, previously mentioned, offer a strong contrast to the harem schools.
And here grandfather endeavored to give his auditors an idea how matters were managed in schools above a hundred years ago.
Neither have I room to speak of our private schools.
He was their show-boy, and they remembered now bitterly their fear that he would try to get some scholarship at one of the larger public schools and so pass out of their hands.
There were, then, a good many cheap Yorkshire schools in existence.
To educate the people three things are needed: schools, and schools, and schools.
And it's splendider still to have such a lovely way to go to school by, isn't it?
See Pinocchio hurrying off to school with his new A-B-C book under his arm
He started to school and had the luck of coming upon Becky Thatcher at the head of Meadow Lane.
Perkins, had elected to close the school year, and Cecily's troubles with Cyrus Brisk, which furnished unholy mirth for the rest of us, though Cecily could not see the funny side of it at all.

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