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  • 1 School — School, n. [OE. scole, AS. sc?lu, L. schola, Gr. ? leisure, that in which leisure is employed, disputation, lecture, a school, probably from the same root as ?, the original sense being perhaps, a stopping, a resting. See {Scheme}.] 1. A place… …

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  • 2 school — school1 [sko͞ol] n. [ME scole < OE scol < L schola, school < Gr scholē, leisure, that in which leisure is employed, discussion, philosophy, school < IE base * seĝh , to hold fast, overcome > SCHEME] 1. a place or institution for… …

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  • 3 school — for teaching [OE] and school of fish [14] are different words. The former was borrowed into prehistoric Germanic from medieval Latin scōla, and has since evolved into German schule, Dutch school, Swedish skola, and Danish skole, as well as… …

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  • 4 school — Ⅰ. school [1] ► NOUN 1) an institution for educating children. 2) a day s work at school; lessons. 3) any institution at which instruction is given in a particular discipline. 4) a department or faculty of a university. 5) N. Amer. informal a… …

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  • 5 school — for teaching [OE] and school of fish [14] are different words. The former was borrowed into prehistoric Germanic from medieval Latin scōla, and has since evolved into German schule, Dutch school, Swedish skola, and Danish skole, as well as… …

    Word origins

  • 6 school — [n1] place, system for educating academy, alma mater, blackboard*, college, department, discipline, establishment, faculty, hall, halls of ivy*, institute, institution, jail*, schoolhouse, seminary, university; concepts 287,289 school [n2]… …

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  • 7 School — School, n. [For shoal a crowd; prob. confused with school for learning.] A shoal; a multitude; as, a school of fish. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 School — School, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Schooled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Schooling}.] 1. To train in an institution of learning; to educate at a school; to teach. [1913 Webster] He s gentle, never schooled, and yet learned. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To tutor; to… …

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  • 9 School — «School» Canción de Nirvana LP Bleach Publicación 15 de junio de 1989 …

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  • 10 school — school, schooling Both an institution and a method of education. A process of learning and management of socially approved knowledge, involving an approved curriculum and pedagogy, paid professional educators, compulsory attendance of pupils, and …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 11 school — school, shoal The two words are of the same Middle Dutch origin and are used with the same meaning of large numbers of fish and other sea animals swimming together. They are unrelated to the more familiar word school, which is derived from Latin… …

    Modern English usage

  • 12 school — index discipline (train), edify, educate, instill, institute, instruct (teach), organization ( …

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  • 13 school — vb discipline, train, *teach, instruct, educate Analogous words: *practice, exercise, drill: *guide, lead: *conduct, control, direct, manage …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 School — A school (from Greek σχολεῖον scholeion ) is an institution designed to allow and encourage students (or pupils ) to learn, under the supervision of teachers. Most countries have systems of formal education, which is commonly compulsory. In these …

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  • 15 school — school1 schoolable, adj. schoolless, adj. schoollike, adj. /skoohl/, n. 1. an institution where instruction is given, esp. to persons under college age: The children are at school. 2. an institution for instruction in a particular skill or field …

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  • 16 school — I n. educational institution 1) to direct; operate a school 2) to attend, go to school; to enter (a) school (they go to a good school) 3) to accredit a school 4) to finish, graduate from (AE), leave (BE) school (she left school and went to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 school — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. See school, assemblage. II Educational institution Nouns 1. school, academy, university, alma mater, college, multiversity, land grant college, cluster college, junior college, community college,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 school — school1 W1S1 [sku:l] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(where children learn)¦ 2¦(time at school)¦ 3¦(university)¦ 4¦(one subject)¦ 5 at school 6 in school 7¦(art)¦ 8 school of thought 9 of/from the old school 10¦(fish)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 school — [[t]sku͟ːl[/t]] ♦ schools, schooling, schooled 1) N VAR: usu prep N A school is a place where children are educated. You usually refer to this place as school when you are talking about the time that children spend there and the activities that… …

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  • 20 school — I UK [skuːl] / US [skul] noun Word forms school : singular school plural schools *** Differences between British and American English: school: In both the UK and the US, school usually means a place where children are taught from the age of four… …

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