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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an institution where instruction is given, esp. to young people.
She has an appointment with her daughter's teacher at the school today.
definition 2: a regular period of instruction.
School is now in session.
definition 3: the state or experience of being a student.
Things have changed a lot since I was in school.Her younger son hates school and never studies.
definition 4: the group of students who make up an academic institution.
The school was made up of only white students in the 1950s.We always thought he was the brightest student in the school.
definition 5: a group of people whose work is influenced by a particular system or teacher.
The paintings of the Impressionist school are some of the most recognized paintings in the world.
definition 6: a specific division of studies within a college or university.
She teaches in the school of economics.
definition 7: any place or experience that involves direct or indirect instruction.
My childhood was a school of hard knocks.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: schooled, schooling, schools
definition: to train or instruct.
similar words:
instruct, lesson, teach, train
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The word school comes from schole, an ancient Greek word that means "leisure time spent in learning."
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  • schooling:
    formal education.
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money that pays for school
some activities associated with school
some kinds of schools
some parts of schools
some people associated with schools
some subjects studied in schools
some things found in schools
some things happening in schools
time periods in schools