grammar school


Definition of grammar school

1a : 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

Examples of grammar school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yeah, the days may be gone when a team gives up three ones for a kid who hasn’t thrown a pass since grammar school. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Oct. 2021 The second witness went further back with Kelly — Larry Hood, a former bodyguard and member of the Chicago Police Department, knew the singer back in grammar school — but had worked with him over a shorter period of time. Elias Leight, Rolling Stone, 21 Sep. 2021 O’Donnell was born in Lemont, but spent half her grammar school years in Shorewood. Tony Baranek,, 15 Sep. 2021 Amidst the horrors of World War II, hundreds of Polish children find refuge in a most unlikely place: a grammar school on the shore of Lake Balaton. Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 5 Sep. 2021 Many of us learned in grammar school that this was a dangerous step that threatened the rule of law. Dan Mclaughlin, National Review, 29 July 2021 Ron came to love cross-country racing, became captain of his town’s grammar school team and set the record on the school’s course. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 9 June 2021 Pena insists that his path to success, power, and money started in grammar school, when he was forced to wear a dunce hat. Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2021 When Charles Coolidge was growing up outside Chattanooga, his grammar school class received a visit from Sgt. New York Times, 7 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of grammar school

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of grammar school

: a school in the U.S. for young children : elementary school
: a school in Britain for children over age 11 who have passed an entrance exam

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