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 Children came from all walks of life to the grammar school. Cameron Hilditch, National Review, "How Britain Imported the American High School," 17 Nov. 2020 He was bemused by that calling, spawned in his grammar school years in New Jersey. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, "Tom Heinsohn, Champion Celtic as Player and Coach, Is Dead at 86," 10 Nov. 2020 One of the new cases is a student at a local grammar school, and another had recently visited an elderly care home. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "New Zealand baffled by new COVID-19 cases, eyes frozen-food packaging," 13 Aug. 2020 Hamill attended Holy Name of Jesus grammar school in Brooklyn's Park Slope and picked up spending money delivering the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Chris Koseluk, The Hollywood Reporter, "Pete Hamill, Legendary New York Newspaperman, Dies at 85," 5 Aug. 2020 Boris Johnson, who picked up a pair of skimpy shorts and a widened vocabulary on his gap year at Geelong grammar school, holds Australia up as a model of prosperity outside the European Union. The Economist, "Britain and Australia Why the Conservative Party adores Australia," 13 June 2020 The petite shop is located just over a covered bridge between the town bakery and grammar school. Austin Carr,, "A Popular, Low-Tech Way to Pass the Time in Quarantine: Puzzles," 5 May 2020 The groom’s mother is a teacher at St. Cornelius, a grammar school in Chadds Ford, Pa. New York Times, "Ashley Albrecht, Ryan Morrell," 8 Mar. 2020 His page also lists him as a 1989 graduate of the same grammar school his sons attended. Rachel Desantis,, "Family of 4 with Chicago Roots Killed in New Zealand Volcano Eruption," 13 Dec. 2019

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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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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