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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Maybe 30 percent will go on to play tennis in high school and here’s a good place to start and get ready. Charles Rich, latimes.com, "Youth tennis camp still coming up aces for players," 12 July 2019 And Awkwafina went from a figment of my imagination sitting in my bedroom in high school to being on a chair back (on a set). Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "Awkwafina opens up about loss: 'The Farewell' is 'a very personal story for me'," 11 July 2019 Family members have told local media that Elijah Al-Amin would have turned 18 in two weeks and was looking forward to his last year in high school. Washington Post, "Outrage over killing of black teen over rap music complaint," 10 July 2019 Langer was good enough to make the varsity gymnastics team in high school. Erika Edwards, NBC News, "Vaping is hurting teenage athletes, dashing their future in sports," 10 July 2019 The senior had a dominant final season in high school. Adam Lichtenstein, sun-sentinel.com, "Seattle Mariners sign North Broward Prep ace Anthony Tomczak," 10 July 2019 His time in high school may have shaped his beliefs somehow. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "What Religion is BTS?," 9 July 2019 At the time, Zhao had a son on the Harvard fencing team and one in high school, the Boston Globe reported. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "Harvard head fencing coach accused of selling his home to the family of a prospective student has been fired," 9 July 2019 In the second and fourth years of high school, a medical history form is required. Loyd Brumfield, Dallas News, "New UIL rule means Texas band students must march to doctor for a physical before Aug. 1," 6 July 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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The first known use of high school was in the 15th century

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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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