high school

noun (1)

Definition of high school

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

high school

noun (2)

Definition of high school (Entry 2 of 2)

: a system of advanced exercises in horsemanship

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Noun (1)

high schooler \ ˈhī-​ˈskü-​lər How to pronounce high school (audio) \ noun

Examples of high school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun After years of playing together, then against each other in high school, Konieczny and Wesley are again on the same team this week with the Indiana All-Stars. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 8 June 2021 David Wharton on American dominance in the Olympics: The story goes back a ways, back to the mid-1980s, when Michael Johnson was still in high school. Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2021 In high school, Cassandra Greenfield, 41, had severe cramps that extended well beyond her period. Stephanie Booth, Health.com, 7 June 2021 The pair met in seventh grade and are now freshmen in high school. Brieanna J. Frank, The Arizona Republic, 6 June 2021 Washington made a leaping one-handed touchdown catch in high school that drew Odell Beckham Jr. comparisons in headlines. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, 4 June 2021 Now two years later, as seniors, our class re-initiated this water fight with a new set of students in high school. Kristen Griffith, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 4 June 2021 Hierro decided as a senior in high school to pursue art formally, her confidence and know-how buttressed by free, weekend art classes at the Cooper Union. Marley Marius, Vogue, 3 June 2021 In 2016 while still in high school Holmes co-founded , a sports marketing company focused on enhancing the voices, marketing opportunities, community relations, professional development and public relations for their roster of athlete clients. Dana Brownlee, Forbes, 3 June 2021

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First Known Use of high school

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for high school

Noun (2)

translation of French haute école

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

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11 Jun 2021

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“High school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20school. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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Kids Definition of high school

: a school usually including the ninth to twelfth or tenth to twelfth grades


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