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

Examples of high school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In fact, investigators interviewed several women who said that Zocco engaged in this type of behavior as far back as high school. Peter Van Sant, CBS News, "Solving the mystery behind the disappearance of Kelly Dwyer," 16 May 2020 Twenty high schools would be chosen to receive the prize money which could then be used toward their prom or to invest in voter registration. Tanya A. Christian, Essence, "Michelle Obama Surprised Students From The Class Of 2020 In A Major Way," 15 May 2020 Baca was a standout at the club level for the Dallas Texans and in high school for Jesuit, the Worth School (in England) and Flower Mound Marcus. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, "2020 Dallas-area girls soccer awards: Offensive, Defensive, Newcomer and Coach of the Year," 14 May 2020 The city’s Department of Education hasn’t offered clear criteria for how students will be judged when applying for middle schools and high schools for fall of 2021. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "Coronavirus Forces New York City to Rethink Admissions to Elite Schools," 14 May 2020 This spring high school and college seniors will be listening to Pomp and Circumstance, watching valedictorian speeches, and hearing their name called from their computer screens rather than having an in-person graduation ceremony. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "8 Ways to Throw a Virtual Graduation Party If You Can't Celebrate in Person," 14 May 2020 His uncle, Jerry, was a star basketball player at the high school in the mid-1970s who finished as the program’s all-time leading scorer before playing at Northwestern. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lance Marifke hopes to make his mark at South Milwaukee just as his father and uncle did in the 1960s and 70s," 12 May 2020 The name is a wink from the worldbuilders—college and high school students, homebound for weeks now—about the surreal circumstances of their situation. Pia Ceres, Wired, "Will the Class of 2020 Please Line Up on the Minecraft Stage?," 11 May 2020 Exams in high schools scheduled for May and June have been called off. Alex Morales, Bloomberg.com, "Johnson Closes U.K. Schools and Threatens to Lock Down London," 10 May 2020

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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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21 May 2020

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“High school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20school. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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high school

noun

Kids Definition of high school

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

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