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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.]

school

(skuːl)
n
1. (Education)
a. an institution or building at which children and young people usually under 19 receive education
b. (as modifier): school bus; school day.
c. (in combination): schoolroom; schoolwork.
2. (Education) any educational institution or building
3. (Education) a faculty, institution, or department specializing in a particular subject: a law school.
4. (Education) the staff and pupils of a school
5. (Education) the period of instruction in a school or one session of this: he stayed after school to do extra work.
6. (Education) meetings held occasionally for members of a profession, etc
7. a place or sphere of activity that instructs: the school of hard knocks.
8. a body of people or pupils adhering to a certain set of principles, doctrines, or methods
9. (Art Terms) a group of artists, writers, etc, linked by the same style, teachers, or aims: the Venetian school of painting.
10. a style of life: a gentleman of the old school.
11. informal a group assembled for a common purpose, esp gambling or drinking
vb (tr)
12. to train or educate in or as in a school
13. to discipline or control
14. an archaic word for reprimand
[Old English scōl, from Latin schola school, from Greek skholē leisure spent in the pursuit of knowledge]

school

(skuːl)
n
(Zoology) a group of porpoises or similar aquatic animals that swim together
vb
(Zoology) (intr) to form such a group
[Old English scolu shoal2]

school1

(skul)

n.
1. an institution for teaching persons under college age.
2. a college or university.
3. an institution or academic department for instruction in a particular skill or field.
4. a systematic program of studies: summer school.
5. the activity of teaching or of learning under instruction: No school today!
6. the body of persons belonging to an educational institution: The whole school applauded.
7. a building, room, etc., housing an academic department or institution.
8. any place, situation, etc., that instructs or indoctrinates.
9. the body of pupils or followers of a master, system, method, etc.: the Platonic school of philosophy.
10.
a. a group of artists whose works reflect a common conceptual, regional, or personal influence.
b. the art and artists of a geographical location considered independently of stylistic similarity.
11. any group of persons having common attitudes or beliefs.
adj.
12. of or connected with a school or schools.
v.t.
13. to educate in or as if in a school; teach; train.
14. Archaic. to reprimand.
[before 900; Middle English scole (n.), Old English scōl < Latin schola < Greek scholḗ leisure employed in learning]

school2

(skul)

n.
1. a large number of fish, porpoises, whales, or the like, feeding or migrating together.
v.i.
2. to form into, or go in, a school, as fish.
[1350–1400; Middle English schol(e) < Dutch school; c. Old English scolu troop; see shoal2]

School

 the body of pupils in a school; a group of painters or musicians; the disciples of a teacher; a collective body of teachers; a company of thieves; a set of persons who agree on certain philosophical, scientific, or other opinions; a herd of sea mammals or fish.
Examples: school of abuse, 1579; of beggars; of bream, 1552; of card players, 1812; of clerks, 1486; of dolphins, 1615; of ducks, 1858; of experience, 1671; of fish, 1486; of gladiators, 1863; of gulls, 1894; of haddock, 1819; of hell, 1390; of herrings, 1578; of hippopotami, 1861; of oysters, 1665; of painters; of pamphlets, 1567; of patience, 1583; of patterers (thieves), 1859; of pheasants, 1592; of pickpockets; of pigeons, 1880; of pilchards, 1769; of politics, 1690; of porpoises, 1863; of scolds, 1589; of shallow coves (thieves), 1851; of smolt, 1863; of thieves, 1856; of troop of the Imperial Guard; of whales, 1585.

school

university
1. used as countable nouns

In both British and American English, a school is a place where children are educated, and a university is a place where students study for degrees.

The village had a church and a school.
Heidelberg is a very old university.
2. used as uncountable nouns

In American English, school (without 'a' or 'the') is used to refer to both schools and universities. If someone is attending a school or university, Americans say that they are in school.

All the children were in school.
She is doing well in school.

When speakers of American English ask an adult 'Where did you go to school?', they mean 'What college or university did you study in?'.

In British English, school refers only to schools for children. If someone is attending a school, British speakers say they are at school. If they are attending a university, British speakers say they are at university.

I was at school with Joty, but I haven't seen her since I was 16.
She is studying medicine at university.

school


Past participle: schooled
Gerund: schooling

Imperative
school
school
Present
I school
you school
he/she/it schools
we school
you school
they school
Preterite
I schooled
you schooled
he/she/it schooled
we schooled
you schooled
they schooled
Present Continuous
I am schooling
you are schooling
he/she/it is schooling
we are schooling
you are schooling
they are schooling
Present Perfect
I have schooled
you have schooled
he/she/it has schooled
we have schooled
you have schooled
they have schooled
Past Continuous
I was schooling
you were schooling
he/she/it was schooling
we were schooling
you were schooling
they were schooling
Past Perfect
I had schooled
you had schooled
he/she/it had schooled
we had schooled
you had schooled
they had schooled
Future
I will school
you will school
he/she/it will school
we will school
you will school
they will school
Future Perfect
I will have schooled
you will have schooled
he/she/it will have schooled
we will have schooled
you will have schooled
they will have schooled
Future Continuous
I will be schooling
you will be schooling
he/she/it will be schooling
we will be schooling
you will be schooling
they will be schooling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been schooling
you have been schooling
he/she/it has been schooling
we have been schooling
you have been schooling
they have been schooling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been schooling
you will have been schooling
he/she/it will have been schooling
we will have been schooling
you will have been schooling
they will have been schooling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been schooling
you had been schooling
he/she/it had been schooling
we had been schooling
you had been schooling
they had been schooling
Conditional
I would school
you would school
he/she/it would school
we would school
you would school
they would school
Past Conditional
I would have schooled
you would have schooled
he/she/it would have schooled
we would have schooled
you would have schooled
they would have schooled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.school - an educational institutionschool - an educational institution; "the school was founded in 1900"
educational institution - an institution dedicated to education
academy - a school for special training
correspondence school - a school that teaches nonresident students by mail
crammer - a special school where students are crammed
dancing school - a school in which students learn to dance
direct-grant school - formerly a school that charged tuition fees and also received government grants in return for admitting certain non-paying students who were nominated by the local authorities
driving school - a school where people are taught to drive automobiles
finishing school - a private school for girls that emphasizes training in cultural and social activities
flying school - a school for teaching students to fly airplanes
grad school, graduate school - a school in a university offering study leading to degrees beyond the bachelor's degree
language school - a school for teaching foreign languages
nursing school, school of nursing - a school for training nurses
religious school - a school run by a religious body
riding school - a school where horsemanship is taught and practiced
Gymnasium, lycee, lyceum, middle school, secondary school - a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12
secretarial school - a school where secretarial skills (typing and shorthand and filing etc) are taught
tech, technical school - a school teaching mechanical and industrial arts and the applied sciences
training school - a school providing practical vocational and technical training
veterinary school - a school teaching veterinary medicine
conservatory - the faculty and students of a school specializing in one of the fine arts
faculty, staff - the body of teachers and administrators at a school; "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"
alma mater - your alma mater is a school you graduated from
public school - a tuition free school in the United States supported by taxes and controlled by a school board
private school - a school established and controlled privately and supported by endowment and tuition
dance school - a school where students are taught to dance
day school - a school giving instruction during the daytime
night school - a school that holds classes in the evenings for students who cannot attend during the day
Sabbath school, Sunday school - school meeting on Sundays for religious instruction
elementary school, grade school, primary school, grammar school - a school for young children; usually the first 6 or 8 grades
school teacher, schoolteacher - a teacher in a school below the college level
2.school - a building where young people receive educationschool - a building where young people receive education; "the school was built in 1932"; "he walked to school every morning"
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
classroom, schoolroom - a room in a school where lessons take place
conservatoire, conservatory - a schoolhouse with special facilities for fine arts
day school - a school building without boarding facilities
school system - establishment including the plant and equipment for providing education from kindergarten through high school
3.school - the process of being formally educated at a school; "what will you do when you finish school?"
education - the gradual process of acquiring knowledge; "education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"
4.school - a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers; "the Venetian school of painting"
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
Ashcan School, Eight - a group of United States painters founded in 1907 and noted for their realistic depictions of sordid aspects of city life
deconstructivism - a school of architecture based on the philosophical theory of deconstruction
historical school - a school of 19th century German economists and legal philosophers who tried to explain modern economic systems in evolutionary or historical terms
pointillism - a school of painters who used a technique of painting with tiny dots of pure colors that would blend in the viewer's eye; developed by Georges Seurat and his followers late in 19th century France
art nouveau - a French school of art and architecture popular in the 1890s; characterized by stylized natural forms and sinuous outlines of such objects as leaves and vines and flowers
lake poets - English poets at the beginning of the 19th century who lived in the Lake District and were inspired by it
secession, sezession - an Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the French art nouveau in the 1890s
5.school - the period of instruction in a schoolschool - the period of instruction in a school; the time period when school is in session; "stay after school"; "he didn't miss a single day of school"; "when the school day was done we would walk home together"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
study hall - a period of time during the school day that is set aside for study
6.school - an educational institution's faculty and students; "the school keeps parents informed"; "the whole school turned out for the game"
educational institution - an institution dedicated to education
7.school - a large group of fish; "a school of small glittering fish swam by"
fish - any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; "the shark is a large fish"; "in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish"
animal group - a group of animals
Verb1.school - educate in or as if in a school; "The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions"
educate - give an education to; "We must educate our youngsters better"
home-school - educate (one's children) at home instead of sending (them) to a school; "The parents are home-schooling their daughter"
2.school - teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"
fine-tune, refine, polish, down - improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing"
sophisticate - make less natural or innocent; "Their manners had sophisticated the young girls"
3.school - swim in or form a large group of fish; "A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait"
swim - travel through water; "We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore"; "a big fish was swimming in the tank"

school

noun
1. academy, college, institution, institute, discipline, seminary, educational institution, centre of learning, alma mater a boy who was in my class at school
3. way of life, doctrine, creed, faith, outlook, persuasion, denomination, school of thought He was never a member of any school.
verb
1. train, prime, coach, prepare, discipline, educate, drill, tutor, instruct, verse, indoctrinate He is schooled to spot trouble.
Quotations
"School is where you go between when your parents can't take you and industry can't take you" [John Updike]
"A school is not a factory. Its raison d'être is to provide opportunity for experience" [J.L. Carr The Harpole Report]

Schools, colleges, and universities

academe (literary), academy, alma mater, approved school (Brit.), boarding school, choir school (Brit.), city technology college or CTC (Brit.), civic university (Brit.), classical college (Canad.), co-ed (Brit.), college, college of advanced technology or CAT, college of education, collegiate institute (Canad.), community college, community home, community school (Brit.), composite school (Canad.), comprehensive or comprehensive school (chiefly Brit.), convent or convent school, correspondence school, council school, dame school (old-fashioned), day school, direct-grant school (Brit. old-fashioned), district high school (N.Z.), elementary school (Brit. old-fashioned), finishing school, first school (Brit.), grade school (U.S.), grammar school (U.S.), Great Public Schools or GPS (Austral.), hedge-school (Irish history), hostel (Canad.), independent school, infant school, integrated school (N.Z.), intermediate school (N.Z.), Ivy League, junior college (U.S. & Canad.), junior school, kindergarten, kindy or kindie (Austral. & N.Z.), land grant university (U.S.), List D school (Scot.), magnet school, maintained school, middle school (Brit.), mixed school, multiversity (chiefly U.S. & Canad.), National School, night school, normal school, nursery or nursery school, Open College, Open University, polytechnic, preparatory school, prep school, or (chiefly U.S.) prep, primary school, private school, public school, ragged school (Brit.), reformatory or reform school, residential school, Sabbath school (chiefly U.S.), schola cantorum, secondary modern school (Brit. old-fashioned), secondary school, seminary, separate school (Canad.), single-sex school, sixth-form college, special school (Brit.), state school, summer school, Sunday school, technical college or (informal) tech (Brit.), technology college, tertiary college (Brit.), trade school, university or (informal) uni, varsity (Brit. & N.Z. informal), village college, yeshiva

school

verb
To impart knowledge and skill to:
Translations
تِلْميذجامِعَه او كُلِّيَّهسِربكُلِّيَّه، قِسممَدْرَسَة
колежобучавампасажуниверситетучилище
školauniverzitafakultahejnokolej
skolestimeuniversitetafdelingfakultet
lernejo
kool
koulukoulukuntakouluttaaparviyliopisto
školasveučilištefakultet
iskola
sekolahuniversitas
skólitorfa, vaîaháskóladeildháskólinemendur
学校
학교
mokykla
apvaldītaugstskolabarsfakultātekursi
şcoală
školanaučiť sa
šolaučitifakultetapouk
јато
skolastimfakultetinstitutionlära
shule
โรงเรียน
зграяшкола
trườngtrường học

school

1 [skuːl]
A. N
1. (for children)
1.1. (= institution) → escuela f, colegio m
what did you learn at school today?¿qué has aprendido hoy en el colegio?
to be at schoolasistir a la escuela
which school were you at?¿a qué colegio fue?
we have to be at school by ninetenemos que estar en el colegio a las nueve
you weren't at school yesterdayayer faltaste a la clase
to go to schoolir a la escuela
which school did you go to?¿a qué colegio fue?
to leave schoolterminar el colegio
see also primary C
see also secondary B
see also high D
1.2. (= lessons) → clase f
after schooldespués de clase
there's no school todayhoy no hay clase
school starts again in Septemberlas clases empiezan de nuevo en septiembre
2. (Univ)
2.1. (= faculty) → facultad f
art schoolFacultad f de bellas artes
School of Languagesdepartamento m de lenguas modernas
law schoolFacultad f de derecho
medical schoolFacultad f de medicina
2.2. (US) (= university) → universidad f
I went back to school at 35a los 35 años volví a la universidad
3. (= group of artists, writers, thinkers) → escuela f
the Dutch schoolla escuela holandesa
Plato and his schoolPlatón y su escuela, Platón y sus discípulos
4. (specialist) → escuela f
school of artescuela f de bellas artes
school of dancingescuela f de baile
school of motoringautoescuela f, escuela f de manejo (LAm)
school of musicacademia f de música, conservatorio m
see also ballet B
see also driving C
see also riding B
5. (in expressions) I am not of that schoolyo no soy de esa opinión, yo no pertenezco a esa escuela
I am not of the school thatyo no soy de los que ...
of the old school (fig) → de la vieja escuela
school of thought (fig) → corriente f de opinión
B. VT [+ horse] → amaestrar; [+ person] → educar, instruir; [+ reaction, voice etc] → dominar
he has been well schooledha recibido una buena educación
to school sb in stheducar or instruir a algn en algo
to school sb to do sthpreparar a algn para hacer algo
to school o.sinstruirse
to school o.s. in patienceaprender a tener paciencia
C. CPD school age Nedad f escolar
school-age childniño m en edad escolar
school attendance Nasistencia f a la escuela
school attendance officer inspector de educación encargado de problemas relacionados con la falta de asistencia o el bajo rendimiento de los alumnos
school bus Nautobús m escolar
school dinner Ncomida f escolar, comida f de colegio
school doctor Nmédico mf de escuela
school fees NPLmatrícula fsing (escolar)
school friend Namigo/a m/f de clase
school holidays NPLvacaciones fpl escolares
school hours NPL during school hoursdurante las horas de clase
school inspector Ninspector(a) m/f de enseñanza
school leaver Npersona f que termina la escuela
school life Nvida f escolar
school lunch Ncomida f escolar, comida f de colegio
to take school lunchescomer or almorzar en la escuela
school meal Ncomida f provista por la escuela
school outing N to go on a school outing to the zooir de visita al zoo con el colegio
school playground N (Brit) → patio m (de recreo)
school report Nboletín m escolar
school time N = school hours school trip N = school outing school uniform Nuniforme m escolar
school yard N (US) = school playground school year Naño m escolar

school

2 [skuːl] N [of fish, dolphins, whales] → banco m

school

[ˈskuːl]
n
(= place of education in general) → école f
to go to school → aller à l'école
at school → à l'école
(= secondary school) (up to 15)collège m; (after 15)lycée m
(= lessons) → école f
I'll see you after school → Je te verrai après l'école.
School starts at 9 a.m → L'école commence à 9 heures.
School starts in October → L'école commence en octobre.
(= pupils and staff) → école f
(= privately-run establishment) (to learn specific subjects, skills)école f
a riding school → une école d'équitation
a language school → une école de langues
(= university faculty) → faculté f
the university's school of engineering → la faculté d'ingénierie de l'université
(= college) → école f
art school → école d'art
(US) (= university) → faculté f
[painting, philosophy, poetry] → école f
the Romantic school of philosophy and poetry → l'école romantique de la philosophie et de la poésie
a school of thought → une école de pensée
of the old school → de la vieille école
[fish] → banc m
modif [curriculum, subject, timetable] → scolaire; [attendance, rules, life] → scolaire; [term, outing, photo, prize] → scolaire; [dance, concert, disco, magazine, play] → de l'école; [song] → scolaire; [day, desk] → d'école; [bell, gate, building, hall, canteen] → de l'école; [band, choir, orchestra, team] → de l'école; [pupil, student, captain, prefect, caretaker, governor] → de l'école; [blazer, uniform, cap] → de l'école; [nurse] → scolaire
vt
[+ animal] → dresser
(= train) [+ person] to be schooled in sth → être rompu(e) à qch
He's well schooled in survival → Il est bien rompu à l'art de la survie.
to be schooled to do sth → être rompu(e) à faire qch
We are schooled to keep negative emotions inside → Nous sommes rompus à garder pour nous les émotions négatives.
BUT On nous apprend à garder pour nous les émotions négatives.
(= send to school) [+ child] → scolariserschool age nâge m scolaire

school

in cpdsSchul-;
school age
nschulpflichtiges Alter, Schulalter nt; is he of school yet?ist er schon schulpflichtig or im schulpflichtigen Alter?
school bag
nSchultasche f
school board
n (US) → Schulbehörde f; (Brit) → Schulaufsichtsrat m
school book
nSchulbuch nt
schoolboy
nSchuljunge m, → Schüler m
adj attrPennäler-, Schuljungen-; school prankPennäler- or Schuljungenstreich m; school humour or (US) humorPennälerhumor m
schoolchildren
plSchüler pl, → Schulkinder pl
school days
plSchulzeit f
school dinner
nSchulessen nt
school dropout
nSchulabbrecher(in) m(f)

school

:
school fees
plSchulgeld nt
schoolgirl
nSchulmädchen nt, → Schülerin f
schoolhouse
n (= teacher’s house)Lehrerhaus nt; (= school)Schulhaus nt

school

:
school-leaver
n (Brit) → Schulabgänger(in) m(f)
school-leaving age
n (Brit) → Schulabgangsalter nt, → Schulentlassungsalter nt
schoolma’am, schoolmarm
n (pej)Schulmeisterin f (pej)
schoolmaster
n (dated)Lehrer m, → Schulmeister m (dated); village schoolDorfschulleiter m, → Dorfschulmeister m (dated)
schoolmate
n (Brit) → Schulkamerad(in) m(f), → Schulfreund(in) m(f)
school meals
plSchulessen nt
schoolmistress
n (dated)Lehrerin f, → Schulmeisterin f (dated)
school outing
nSchulausflug m
school report
nSchulzeugnis nt
schoolroom
n (in school) → Klassenzimmer nt; (in private house) → Schulzimmer nt
school run
n (Brit) die Zeit, in der Eltern ihre Kinder am Morgen zur Schule bringen und am Nachmittag wieder abholen; he’s doing the morning school this weekdiese Woche bringt er die Kinder am Morgen zur Schule
school ship
n (Mil Naut) → Schulschiff nt

school

:
schoolteacher
nLehrer(in) m(f)
school tie
nSchulkrawatte f ? old school tie
school uniform
nSchuluniform f
school yard
nSchulhof m
school year
nSchuljahr nt

school

1
n
Schule f; (US: = college, university) → College nt, → Universität f; at schoolin der Schule/im College/an der Universität; to go to schoolin die Schule/ins College/zur Universität gehen; there’s no school tomorrowmorgen ist schulfrei or keine Schule; school of art/dancing, art/dancing schoolKunst-/Tanzschule f; the school of lifedie Schule des Lebens; to be brought up in the school of hard knocksdurch bittere or schlechte Erfahrungen gelernt haben; to take somebody to school (inf) → es jdm zeigen (inf)
(Univ: = department) → Fachbereich m; (of medicine, law)Fakultät f; School of Arabic StudiesInstitut ntfür Arabistik
(= group of artists, philosophers etc)Schule f; Plato and his schoolPlaton und seine Schüler(schaft); I’m not one of that schoolich gehöre nicht zu den Leuten, die das meinen; he adheres to another school of thoughter vertritt eine andere Lehrmeinung; he’s a diplomat of the old schooler ist ein Diplomat der alten Schule
vtlehren; animaldressieren; one’s temperzügeln; to school somebody in a techniquejdn eine Technik lehren, jdn in einer Technik unterrichten or unterweisen; he schooled himself to control his temperer hatte sich dazu erzogen, sich zu beherrschen

school

2
n (of fish)Schule f; (of herrings)Schwarm m

school

1 [skuːl]
1. n
a. (gen) → scuola
to be at/go to school → frequentare la/andare a scuola
to leave school → terminare gli studi
school of motoring → scuola guida, autoscuola
the Dutch school (Art) → la scuola olandese
school of thought → corrente f di pensiero
of the old school (fig) → di vecchio stampo
b. (Univ) → facoltà f inv
medical/law school → facoltà di medicina/giurisprudenza
art school → istituto d'arte
she's at law school → studia legge
School of Interpreters → Scuola Interpreti
2. vt (animal) → addestrare; (reaction, voice) → controllare
he schooled himself in patience or to be patient → ha imparato ad essere paziente
3. adj (year, fees) → scolastico/a
during school hours, in school time → durante l'orario scolastico

school

2 [skuːl] n (of fish) → banco

school1

(skuːl) noun
1. a place for teaching especially children. She goes to the school; He's not at university – he's still at school; (American) He's still in school.
2. the pupils of a school. The behaviour of this school in public is sometimes not very good.
3. a series of meetings or a place for instruction etc. She runs a sewing school; a driving school.
4. a department of a university or college dealing with a particular subject. the School of Mathematics.
5. (American) a university or college.
6. a group of people with the same ideas etc. There are two schools of thought about the treatment of this disease.
verb
to train through practice. We must school ourselves to be patient.
ˈschoolbag noun
a bag for carrying books etc to and from school. She had a schoolbag on her back.
ˈschoolboy, ˈschoolgirl nouns
a boy or girl who goes to school.
ˈschoolchild nounplural ˈschoolchildren
a child who goes to school.
ˈschool-day noun
a day on which children go to school. On a school-day I get up at seven o'clock.
ˈschooldays noun plural
the time of a person's life during which he goes to school.
ˈschoolfellow noun
a person who is or was taught at the same school, especially in the same class. I met an old schoolfellow of yours.
ˈschool-leaver noun
a school-pupil who is about to leave, or has just left, school eg because he has finished his course of education there.
ˈschoolmaster nounfeminine ˈschoolmistress
a person who teaches in school.
ˈschoolmate noun
a schoolfellow, especially a friend.
ˈschool-teacher noun
a person who teaches in a school.

school2

(skuːl) noun
a group of certain kinds of fish, whales or other water animals swimming about. a school of porpoises.

school

مَدْرَسَة škola skole Schule σχολείο colegio koulu école škola scuola 学校 학교 school skole szkoła escola школа skola โรงเรียน okul trường học 学校

school

n escuela; medical — facultad f or escuela de medicina
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I don't believe any of you suffer as I do," cried Amy, "for you don't have to go to school with impertinent girls, who plague you if you don't know your lessons, and laugh at your dresses, and label your father if he isn't rich, and insult you when your nose isn't nice.
In his youth Wing Biddlebaum had been a school teacher in a town in Pennsylvania.
Her most intimate friend at school had been one of rather exceptional intellectual gifts, who wrote fine-sounding essays, which Edna admired and strove to imitate; and with her she talked and glowed over the English classics, and sometimes held religious and political controversies.
The paint and paper look as if a boys' school had used it.
A school for little children had been often in her thoughts; and, at one time, she had begun a review of her early studies in the New England Primer, with a view to prepare herself for the office of instructress.
In cavalier attendance upon the school of females, you invariably see a male of full grown magnitude, but not old; who, upon any alarm, evinces his gallantry by falling in the rear and covering the flight of his ladies.
He started to school and had the luck of coming upon Becky Thatcher at the head of Meadow Lane.
The day of Rebecca's arrival had been Friday, and on the Monday following she began her education at the school which was in Riverboro Centre, about a mile distant.
This old gentleman came from London in 1637, and had been teaching school ever since; so that there were now aged men, grandfathers like myself, to whom Master Cheever had taught their alphabet.
The Careys made up their minds to send Philip to King's School at Tercanbury.
About this time the question of having some kind of a school opened for the coloured children in the village began to be discussed by members of the race.
He had a cent in his pocket for the Sunday School collection, and a five-cent piece for the church collection; he carried his Bible in one hand and his Sunday School quarterly in the other; he knew his lesson and his Golden Text and his catechism question perfectly.

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