preparatory school


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preparatory school

n.
1. A usually private secondary school that prepares students for college.
2. A usually private elementary school in Great Britain that prepares students for public school.
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preparatory school

n
1. (Education) (in Britain) a private school, usually single-sex and for children between the ages of 6 and 13, generally preparing pupils for public school
2. (Education) (in the US) a private secondary school preparing pupils for college
Often shortened to: prep school
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prepar′atory school`


n.
1. a private secondary school providing a college-preparatory education.
2. Brit. a private elementary school.
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preparatory school

In the United States, a private secondary school that prepares students for college; in the United Kingdom, a private school that prepares students for public school.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.preparatory school - a private secondary schoolpreparatory school - a private secondary school    
Gymnasium, lycee, lyceum, middle school, secondary school - a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12
choir school, schola cantorum - a school that is part of a cathedral or monastery where boys with singing ability can receive a general education
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Translations
مَدْرَسَة إعْداديَّه
přípravkasoukromá střední škola
forberedelsesskole til privatskole
elõkészítõ iskolaközépiskola
forskóli, undirbúningsskóli
prípravka
hazırlık okuluüniversiteye hazırlık kursu

prepare

(priˈpeə) verb
to make or get ready. Have you prepared your speech for Thursday?; My mother prepared a meal; He prepared to go out; Prepare yourself for a shock.
preparation (prepəˈreiʃən) noun
1. the act of preparing. You can't pass an exam without preparation.
2. something done to prepare. She was making hasty preparations for her departure.
preparatory (-ˈpӕrə-) adjective
acting as an introduction or in order to prepare for something. Political leaders have agreed to meet for preparatory talks about an end to the war.
preˈpared adjective
(negative unprepared) made ready.
preparatory school (-ˈpӕrə-)
1. a private school which educates children in preparation for a senior school (abbreviation prep school (prep-) ).
2. (American) a private secondary school preparing students for college.
be prepared
(of a person) to be ready (for something, to do something etc). We must be prepared for a disappointment; I'm not prepared (=willing) to lend him more money; The motto of the Scouts is `Be Prepared!'.
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