grade school

noun

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grade-schooler \ ˈgrād-​ˌskü-​lər How to pronounce grade school (audio) \ noun

Examples of grade school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Men and women, not grade school kids, deliver the paper these days. oregonlive, "For 52 years he delivered the newspaper to customers from Astoria to Seaside," 12 Dec. 2020 There were those people in Thompson’s life who’d return each winter — like the doctor who Jennifer credits with saving her dad’s life during a bout with cancer in the 1980s or her old grade school classmate’s father. Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville Christmas tree lot tradition continues after longtime owner's death," 26 Nov. 2020 Clearly, bowl cuts are not just for second-grade school pictures anymore. Marci Robin, Allure, "Selma Blair's Hair Has Grown Out Into the Coolest Bowl Cut," 19 Nov. 2020 The two-story building south of downtown was built in 1892 as a grade school. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Historic Fort Worth school pitched for new office digs," 18 Dec. 2020 Station 1 cost $18 million, or as much as a grade school for 1,000 students. Kevin Spear, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando’s secret life of sewers: What workers hope you never know," 18 Nov. 2020 My heart broke, knowing that wasn’t enough time to grow old with my husband or see my grandchildren through grade school. Fortune, "Why we shouldn’t give up on bipartisanship, even now," 3 Nov. 2020 In addition, a new middle school would be constructed in the Adelphi area, and a kindergarten through eighth grade school would be built in the southern part of the county. Rachel Chason, Washington Post, "Prince George’s County Council postpones vote on P3 plan, facing opposition," 13 Oct. 2020 During recess in grade school, a teacher routinely admonished her to run, though young Barbara was incapable of doing so. New York Times, "Overlooked No More: Barbara Waxman Fiduccia, Reproductive Rights Advocate," 4 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of grade school

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grade school was in 1869

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12 Jan 2021

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“Grade school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grade%20school. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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grade school

noun

Kids Definition of grade school

: a school including the first six or the first eight grades

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