high school

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noun (1)

: a school especially in the U.S. usually including grades 9–12 or 10–12
high schooler noun

high school

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noun (2)

: a system of advanced exercises in horsemanship

Examples of high school in a Sentence

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Most high school seniors approach the college essay with dread. Nell Freudenberger, New York Times, 14 May 2024 The end of the school year is almost here, and for high school seniors, that means getting ready for graduation. Alec Johnson, Journal Sentinel, 14 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for high school 

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Word History


Noun (2)

translation of French haute école

First Known Use

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of high school was in the 15th century

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“High school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20school. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

high school

: a secondary school usually including the 9th to 12th or 10th to 12th years of study
high schooler noun
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