grammar school


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

Examples of grammar school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Upon graduating from Harvard, John Adams became a grammar school teacher. Kurt Snibbe, Orange County Register, 15 June 2024 Part track meet, part grammar school fitness test, the combine is a vital cog in the NFL draft’s evaluation machine. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, 26 Feb. 2024 Orban was a bright student, and his parents sent him to a selective grammar school. Paul Lendvai, Foreign Affairs, 12 Aug. 2019 Starmer grew up in Oxted, a town located 20 miles south of London and attended a free grammar school. Armani Syed, TIME, 2 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for grammar school 

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Word History

First Known Use

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

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The first known use of grammar school was in the 14th century

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“Grammar school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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grammar school

: an elementary school

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