grammar school

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grammar school

n.
2. Chiefly British A secondary or preparatory school.
3. A school stressing the study of classical languages.

grammar school

n
1. (Education) Brit (esp formerly) a state-maintained secondary school providing an education with an academic bias for children who are selected by the eleven-plus examination, teachers' reports, or other means. Compare secondary modern school, comprehensive school
2. (Education) US another term for elementary school
3. (Education) Austral a private school, esp one controlled by a church
4. (Education) NZ a secondary school forming part of the public education system

gram′mar school`


n.
1. an elementary school.
2. Brit. a secondary school corresponding to a U.S. high school.
3. a secondary school in which Latin and Greek are among the principal subjects taught.

grammar school

In the United States this means an elementary school; in the United Kingdom it means a secondary school with a particularly academic curriculum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grammar school - a secondary school emphasizing Latin and Greek in preparation for collegegrammar school - a secondary school emphasizing Latin and Greek in preparation for college
Gymnasium, lycee, lyceum, middle school, secondary school - a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12
2.grammar school - a school for young childrengrammar school - a school for young children; usually the first 6 or 8 grades
school - an educational institution; "the school was founded in 1900"
junior school - British school for children aged 7-11
infant school - British school for children aged 5-7
Translations
مدرسه ابتدائيّهنَوع مِن المَدارِس الثّانويه
gymnáziumzákladní škola
grundskolegymnasieskole
általános iskola
grunnskóliríkisrekinn framhaldsskóli
gymnázium
gimnazija

grammar school

n (Brit) → ˜ Gymnasium nt; (US) → ˜ Mittelschule f (Stufe zwischen Grundschule und Höherer Schule)

grammar school

n (Brit) → liceo

grammar

(ˈgrӕmə) noun
1. the rules for forming words and for combining words to form sentences. He's an expert on French grammar.
2. a description or collection of the rules of grammar. Could you lend me your Latin grammar?; (also adjective) a grammar book.
3. a person's use of grammatical rules. This essay is full of bad grammar.
gramˈmatical (-ˈmӕ-) adjective
1. (negative ungrammatical) correct according to the rules of grammar. a grammatical sentence.
2. of (a) grammar. a grammatical rule.
gramˈmatically adverb
grammar school
1. a type of secondary school.
2. (American) a primary school.

grammar ends in -ar (not -er).
References in classic literature ?
Good-by, then, and remember me to the grammar schools, to the high schools, and even to the colleges if you meet them on the way.
I had gone through the grammar school long ago, so I entered the Oakland High School.
Then, although his father and mother could neither of them write themselves, they decided that their children should be taught, so William was sent to the Grammar School.
Humorous half-columns in the local papers, written in the customary silly way by unlicked cub reporters just out of grammar school, tickled the fancy of San Francisco for a fleeting moment in that the steamship Mariposa had rescued some sea-waifs possessed of a cock-and-bull story that not even the reporters believed.
Is he at the head of a grammar school, then, this clergyman, such as that at Market Bewley?
At fifteen she had graduated from grammar school and gone to work in the jute mills for four dollars a week, three of which she had paid to Sarah.
Considered the schools for the most talented pupils, eight-year grammar schools often become the number one choice for parents when deciding on the future of their children.
The schools range from private facilities to grammar schools and colleges.
The first programme of the campaign was held in Lahore Grammar School where students of all Lahore Grammar Schools and other students of the different schools participated in a mega event - Grammar-Thon.
And yet, and this is the irony, it was the Labour Government's 1976 Education Act which compelled local authorities to introduce comprehensive schools hence closing grammar schools as they were seen as selective and therefore evil.
Yet in the 1960s there were 1,300 grammar schools educating a quarter of all secondary pupils and half of all Oxbridge places went to grammar school children.
We now have the opportunity to bring back grammar schools which as we all know, offer the very best education for free, for the brightest children who happen to live in the poorer areas of town.