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Definitions of education

  1. the result of good upbringing ( especially knowledge of correct social behavior); " a woman of breeding and refinement"
  2. the federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education ( including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979
  3. the profession of teaching ( especially at a school or college or university)
  4. the activities of educating or instructing or teaching; activities that impart knowledge or skill; " he received no formal education"; " our instruction was carefully programmed"; " good teaching is seldom rewarded"
  5. knowledge acquired by learning and instruction; " it was clear that he had a very broad education"
  6. the gradual process of acquiring knowledge; " education is a preparation for life"; " a girl's education was less important than a boy's"
  7. the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education ( including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979
  8. The systematic training of the mental or moral powers; the knowledge and ability gained through a systematic course of training.
  9. The bringing up. as of a child: instruction: formation of manners. Education comprehends all that course of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, cultivate the taste, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations. In its most extended signification it may be defined, in reference to man, to be the art of developing and cultivating the various physical, intellectual, aesthetic, and moral faculties ; and may thence be divided into four branches- physical, intellectual, aesthetic, and moral education. This definition is by no means complete; but it is used merely as indicative or the manner in which this subject has generally been discussed. Under physical education is included all that relates to the organs of sensation and the muscular and nervous system. Intellectual education comprehends the means by which the powers of the understanding are to be developed and improved, and a view of the various branches of knowledge which form the objects of instruction of the four departments above stated. " Education is not that which smothers a woman with accomplishments, but that which tends to consolidate a firm and regular character- to form a friend, a companion, and a wife."- Hannah More. " Though her ( Lady Elizabeth Hastings') mien carries much more invitation than command, to behold her is an immediate check to loose behavior; to love her was a liberal education."- Steele.
  10. Cultivation of the mental powers; training; instruction.
  11. Educational.
  12. The systematic development and cultivation of the natural powers; instruction and training.
  13. The bringing up, as of a child; instruction; the training that goes to cultivate the powers and form the character.

Usage examples for education

  1. It should be a part of education to explain to children, as soon as they are old enough to understand, when it is reasonable, and when it is not, to accept what they are told, on authority. – A History of Freedom of Thought by John Bagnell Bury
  2. Is it on more or less education? – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  3. I've never felt quite the same since toward either goodness or education. – Homeburg Memories by George Helgesen Fitch
  4. I beg your pardon, monsieur- a coat and education. – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock
  5. He was always crazy about education, and that sort of thing. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  6. Education, then, is all on man's side, you will see. – Our Unitarian Gospel by Minot Savage
  7. Well, in a word, I bought it for my education, and I guess I have got it! – Literary Love-Letters and Other Stories by Robert Herrick
  8. " I intended to bring it up as my own," said Lodloe; " I had already formed plans for its education." – The Squirrel Inn by Frank R. Stockton
  9. But it was time to think of the boy's education, and it was proposed to send him to school in Tagaste. – Life of Saint Monica by F. A. (Frances Alice) Forbes
  10. They had no education. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  11. And as for education, that's a matter of taste. – Cape Cod Stories The Old Home House by Joseph C. Lincoln
  12. She gave her son a careful English education and a few months ago retired in his favor. – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis
  13. He grasped education where- ever he could find it. – The Allied Countries and the Jews by Hyman Gerson Enelow
  14. But when all is said and done, the real education is the market- place of the street. – Success (Second Edition) by Max Aitken Beaverbrook
  15. What are the objects of an useful American education? – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  16. I have had a horrible education. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
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