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

Other Words from high school

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 So, to grow up and be a kid going to high school, everybody used to talk about Oheka Castle. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 7 Aug. 2022 As a high school student, Damien Madsen spent a lot of time inside the brick building off Park Avenue next to the Alfond Inn. Dustin Wyatt, Orlando Sentinel, 4 Aug. 2022 The boys also watch some TikTok videos, which include a high school student opening up a college acceptance letter and an ex-con teaching viewers how to make prison tattoos. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 3 Aug. 2022 Baltimore County high school student Sujan Dhakal isn’t shy when talking about his experiences competing in Braille literacy competitions over the past decade. Ngan Ho, Baltimore Sun, 2 Aug. 2022 The singer-songwriter from Taiwan was cast to play the film’s lead role, an emotionally reserved high school student who delivers tofu in his father’s Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86, and turns out to be a gifted street racer. Lily Ooi, Variety, 1 Aug. 2022 In one of his most memorable roles, Michael J. Fox plays high school student Scott Howard, a teenager who turns into a werewolf and does things on a basketball court that would inspire even Michael Jordan. Keith Nelson, Men's Health, 29 July 2022 In February 2019, Fox News host Sean Hannity deplored media coverage of Nicholas Sandmann, the Kentucky high school student famous for his encounter with an Omaha tribe elder at the Lincoln Memorial. Erik Wemple, Washington Post, 28 July 2022 The museum briefly paid a high school student to be a docent in the summer, but now all the work is done by volunteers. Tom Henderson | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 25 July 2022 See More

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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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10 Aug 2022

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“High school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20school. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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


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