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 schooler (audio) \ noun

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Alex MacNicoll as Luke and Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Helena Alex is Luke, the high school quarterback. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About Netflix's Newest Teen Drama "The Society"," 4 Apr. 2019 These units are called radians (apologies if this term provokes a violent and sickening flashback to high school math), and there are 2π of them in a circle. Brian Resnick, Vox, "The math of pi explained, as simply as possible," 13 Mar. 2019 Applicants are expected to have a high school diploma or equivalent, distraction-free work space, and most importantly, reliable Internet. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Amazon Is Hiring 3,000 Work-from-Home Positions — Find Out If You Qualify," 12 Mar. 2019 The American Idol alum and her ex-fiancé have been together since the pair were in high school. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "American Idol's Lauren Alaina Calls Off Engagement to Longtime Boyfriend Alex Hopkins," 22 Jan. 2019 Since January, this country has experienced two media bonfires—over Covington Catholic’s high school students and now Jussie Smollett—whose common element is the reflexive judgment that much of American society is irredeemably bigoted. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Smollett Hoaxers," 21 Feb. 2019 In the 1999 rom-com, journalist Josie Grossie (Drew Barrymore) goes undercover as a high school student. Anne T. Donahue, Marie Claire, "Is All Rom-Com Love Based on a Lie?," 12 Feb. 2019 At a youth poetry competition in Washington, D.C., the crowd falls silent as three high school students from Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, take the stage. Elissa Sanci, Woman's Day, "How the Breaking Ground Poets Community Program Helps Young People Find a Voice," 9 Jan. 2019 The group came together in 2013, when Chachi González, 23, Joy Díaz Marty, 23, and Raysa Raquel Rodríguez García, 23, were high school students at San Juan’s Escuela Especializada Central de Artes Visuales. Raquel Reichard, Teen Vogue, "Art Collective Colectivo Moriviví is Painting Political Murals Throughout Puerto Rico," 4 Jan. 2019

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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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high school

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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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