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preschool

adjective pre·school \ ˈprē-ˌskül , (ˌ)prē-ˈskül \
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

Definition of preschool

: of, relating to, or constituting the period in a child's life that ordinarily precedes attendance at elementary school

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First Known Use of preschool

1914

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preschool

noun pre·school \ ˈprē-ˌskül \

Definition of preschool

: a school for children usually younger than those attending elementary school or kindergarten : nursery school

Examples of preschool in a Sentence

  1. children excited about starting preschool

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First Known Use of preschool

circa 1925

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preschool Synonyms


PRESCHOOL Defined for English Language Learners

preschool

Definition of preschool for English Language Learners

  • : relating to the time in a child's life when the child is old enough to talk and walk but is not ready to go to school


preschool

Definition of preschool for English Language Learners

  • : a school for very young children


PRESCHOOL Defined for Kids

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preschool

adjective pre·school \ ˈprē-ˌskül \

Definition of preschool for Students

: relating to the time in a child's life that comes before attendance at school

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preschool

noun

Definition of preschool for Students

: a school for children usually under five years old who are too young for kindergarten


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