grammar school

noun
Updated on: 13 May 2018

Definition of grammar school

1 a : a secondary school emphasizing Latin and Greek in preparation for college
b : a British college preparatory school
2 : a school intermediate between primary school and high school

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First Known Use of grammar school

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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GRAMMAR SCHOOL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of grammar school for English Language Learners

  • : a school in the U.S. for young children

  • : a school in Britain for children over age 11 who have passed an entrance exam


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