grammar school

noun

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

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His mother was a guidance counselor at the Sheridan School, a grammar school in Washington, and his father was an analyst at Fannie Mae, also in Washington. New York Times, "Sarah Schrag, William Adler," 1 July 2018 USA TODAY Sports Let the cringing begin for grammar school teachers. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "City of Las Vegas 'bans' capital letters to support Golden Knights in Stanley Cup vs. Capitals," 26 May 2018 My mother had been traumatized by her Catholic grammar school, where nasty nuns forced her to write with her right hand, informing her that her left-handedness aligned her with Satan. Sara Eckel, Longreads, "The Hole in My Soul," 1 June 2018 His formal schooling consisted of grammar school, a year at Holy Cross High School and six months at Soule College. Mike Scott, NOLA.com, "The man whose name is synonymous with makin' groceries in New Orleans," 30 May 2018 The ’60s Don Reed’s solo show recounts his entertaining and at-times outrageous coming-of-age journey, focusing on his formative years in a 1960s Oakland grammar school. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of May 27," 24 May 2018 Its treasured grammar schools are among the best in the country. The Economist, "How Labour plans to take a totemic Tory council," 19 Apr. 2018 Nineteen years ago, Lands’ End founder Gary Comer returned to his grammar school. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Do good this week with the Gary Comer Youth Center," 26 July 2017 These two need grammar school and some rudimentary social media training. 2. Jason Johnson, The Root, "Diamond and Silk Broke About a Million Laws Thursday in Congress, and They Might Need a Lawyer," 27 Apr. 2018

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

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grammar school

noun

English Language Learners Definition of grammar school

: 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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