school meaning

[ sku:l ] Pronunciation:   "school" in a sentence
Noun: school  skool
  1. An educational institution
    "the school was founded in 1900" 
  2. A building where young people receive education
    "the school was built in 1932"; "he walked to school every morning"
    - schoolhouse 
  3. The process of being formally educated at a school
    "what will you do when you finish school?"
    - schooling 
  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. The period of instruction in a school; the time period when school is in session
    "stay after school"; "he didn't miss a single day of school"; "when the school day was done we would walk home together"
    - schooltime, school day 
  6. An educational institution's faculty and students
    "the school keeps parents informed"; "the whole school turned out for the game" 
  7. A large group of fish
    "a school of small glittering fish swam by"
    - shoal
Verb: school  skool
  1. Educate in or as if in a school
    "The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions" 
  2. Teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
    "She is well schooled in poetry"
    - educate, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise [Brit] 
  3. Swim in or form a large group of fish
    "A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait"

Derived forms: schooling, schools, schooled

See also: scholastic, schooling

Type of: animal group, body, building, down, edifice, educate, education, educational institution, fine-tune, period, period of time, polish, refine, swim, time period

Part of: school system

Encyclopedia: School


An educational institution offering studies at differentiated levels to groups of pupils of various ages; instruction may be given by one or more teachers. It may be contained in a single structure or a group of separate buildings; may be under private or public auspices.

Educational institutions.


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  1. he's going to put me through law school.
  2. the child 's work at school is about average ..
  3. i want to search out an old school friend.
  4. she bundled her son off to school.
  5. her school work is not quite up to the mark.

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