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Definitions of school

  1. a building where young people receive education; " the school was built in 1932"; " he walked to school every morning"
  2. the process of being formally educated at a school; " what will you do when you finish school?"
  3. a large group of fish; " a school of small glittering fish swam by"
  4. a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers; " the Venetian school of painting"
  5. an educational institution; " the school was founded in 1900"
  6. an educational institution's faculty and students; " the school keeps parents informed"; " the whole school turned out for the game"
  7. educate in or as if in a school; " The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions"
  8. swim in or form a large group of fish; " A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait"
  9. train to be discriminative in taste or judgment; " Cultivate your musical taste"; " Train your tastebuds"; " She is well schooled in poetry"
  10. A French school of the middle of the 19th century centering in the village of Barbizon near the forest of Fontainebleau. Its members went straight to nature in disregard of academic tradition, treating their subjects faithfully and with poetic feeling for color, light, and atmosphere. It is exemplified, esp. in landscapes, by Corot, Rousseau, Daubigny, Jules Dupre, and Diaz. Associated with them are certain painters of animals, as Troyon and Jaque, and of peasant life, as Millet and Jules Breton.
  11. A shoal; a multitude; as, a school of fish.
  12. A place for learned intercourse and instruction; an institution for learning; an educational establishment; a place for acquiring knowledge and mental training; as, the school of the prophets.
  13. A place of primary instruction; an establishment for the instruction of children; as, a primary school; a common school; a grammar school.
  14. A session of an institution of instruction.
  15. One of the seminaries for teaching logic, metaphysics, and theology, which were formed in the Middle Ages, and which were characterized by academical disputations and subtilties of reasoning.
  16. An assemblage of scholars; those who attend upon instruction in a school of any kind; a body of pupils.
  17. The disciples or followers of a teacher; those who hold a common doctrine, or accept the same teachings; a sect or denomination in philosophy, theology, science, medicine, politics, etc.
  18. The canons, precepts, or body of opinion or practice, sanctioned by the authority of a particular class or age; as, he was a gentleman of the old school.
  19. Figuratively, any means of knowledge or discipline; as, the school of experience.
  20. To train in an institution of learning; to educate at a school; to teach.
  21. To tutor; to chide and admonish; to reprove; to subject to systematic discipline; to train.
  22. A French of the middle of the 19th century centering in the village of Barbizon near the forest of Fontainebleau.
  23. A place where instruction is given; the body of pupils and teachers in a place where instruction is given; the followers of the teachings or beliefs of a particular teacher or system; a shoal or great number, as of fish.
  24. To train or instruct in a school; discipline.
  25. A place for instruction: an institution of learning, esp. for children: the pupils of a school: exercises for instruction: the disciples of a particular teacher, or those who hold a common doctrine.
  26. To educate in a school: to instruct: to admonish.
  27. A place for instruction; pupils of a school; set of persons holding the same doctrines or following the same teacher.
  28. To instruct; discipline.
  29. To teach; train; discipline.
  30. An educational institution; any place or means of instruction.
  31. A school house or schoolroom.
  32. A school session; a body of pupils or of disciples; asect, etc.
  33. To run together in a school, as fish.
  34. A large company, as of fish; shoal.
  35. A place or an establishment for education or instruction; the pupils of a school; instruction; a scholastic seminary; the system of a master or his sect; any place of improvement or learning.
  36. To instruct; to tutor; to reprove.
  37. A place for the instruction of pupils or students; a sect or party in doctrines or philosophy; those who have or hold something in common, as old school; the colleges in the middle ages for instructing in the various branches of speculative knowledge; a shoal or compact body, as of whales.
  38. To instruct; to train; to tutor; to reprove.
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Usage examples for school

  1. And then, too, I must go to school. – Dora Deane by Mary J. Holmes
  2. Why didn't you come straight home from school as I've told you to, time an' again? – Mary Rose of Mifflin by Frances R. Sterrett
  3. What has he been doing- have you had him at a school? – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  4. She has been at an excellent school in France. – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
  5. Besides, how can you get a school together in the summer?" – Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
  6. Why, I went to school with him. – Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers
  7. I live at Mrs. Delancy's school;- but no, I don't! – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  8. Could the School possibly do it? – The Luckiest Girl in the School by Angela Brazil
  9. And I suppose you'll go in the morning, when I'm in school. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  10. I used to live for my school. – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  11. " I've heard her talk about your school, and I'm glad you're going out to see her. – Mystery Ranch by Arthur Chapman
  12. You must learn not to laugh in school. – Grand-Daddy Whiskers, M.D. by Nellie M. Leonard
  13. You know Janet's just crazy about school. – The Rosie World by Parker Fillmore
  14. And then no school for a whole week! – Marjorie's New Friend by Carolyn Wells
  15. I avoided the girl and hurried home after school. – The Key To Peace by A. Marie Miles
  16. Be sure to be on time at school to- morrow. – Dorothy Dale by Margaret Penrose
  17. How does she like going to school? – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  18. Well, my school is open. – Mentally Defective Children by Alfred Binet Théodore Simon
  19. The School House, after all, is the place. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  20. I remember; you went there with the girls just when I went back to school. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
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