school

139 ENTRIES FOUND:

1school

noun \ˈskül\

Definition of SCHOOL

1
:  an organization that provides instruction: as
a :  an institution for the teaching of children
b :  college, university
c (1) :  a group of scholars and teachers pursuing knowledge together that with similar groups constituted a medieval university
(2) :  one of the four faculties of a medieval university (3) :  an institution for specialized higher education often associated with a university <the school of engineering>
d :  an establishment offering specialized instruction <a secretarial school> <driving schools>
2
a (1) :  the process of teaching or learning especially at a school (2) :  attendance at a school (3) :  a session of a school
b :  a school building
c :  the students attending a school; also :  its teachers and students
3
:  a source of knowledge <experience was his school>
4
a :  a group of persons who hold a common doctrine or follow the same teacher (as in philosophy, theology, or medicine) <the Aristotelian school>; also :  the doctrine or practice of such a group
b :  a group of artists under a common influence
c :  a group of persons of similar opinions or behavior; also :  the shared opinions or behavior of such a group <other schools of thought>
5
:  the regulations governing military drill of individuals or units; also :  the exercises carried out <the school of the soldier>

Origin of SCHOOL

Middle English scole, from Old English scōl, from Latin schola, from Greek scholē leisure, discussion, lecture, school; perhaps akin to Greek echein to hold — more at scheme
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

2school

transitive verb

Definition of SCHOOL

1
a :  to teach or drill in a specific knowledge or skill <well schooled in languages>
b :  to discipline or habituate to something <school oneself in patience>
2
:  to educate in an institution of learning

First Known Use of SCHOOL

15th century

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

3school

noun

Definition of SCHOOL

:  a large number of fish or aquatic animals of one kind swimming together

Origin of SCHOOL

Middle English scole, from Middle Dutch schole; akin to Old English scolu multitude and probably to Old English scylian to separate — more at skill
First Known Use: 15th century

4school

intransitive verb

Definition of SCHOOL

:  to swim or feed in a school <bluefish are schooling>

First Known Use of SCHOOL

1597

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