Definition and Meanings for school

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School is ranked 10,563 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of school

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of school

for shoal a crowd; prob. confused with school for learning oe. scole, as. sc, l. schola, gr. scheme

Meaning of school


as noun

  • a shoal; a multitude; as, a school of fish.

as noun

  • 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.
  • a place of primary instruction; an establishment for the instruction of children; as, a primary school; a common school; a grammar school.
  • a session of an institution of instruction.
  • 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.
  • the room or hall in english universities where the examinations for degrees and honors are held.
  • an assemblage of scholars; those who attend upon instruction in a school of any kind; a body of pupils.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • figuratively, any means of knowledge or discipline; as, the school of experience.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

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