public school

noun
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of public school

1 : an endowed secondary boarding school in Great Britain offering a classical curriculum and preparation for the universities or public service
2 : a free tax-supported school controlled by a local governmental authority

Examples of public school in a Sentence

  1. Both of their sons attend public school.

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First Known Use of public school

1548

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PUBLIC SCHOOL Defined for English Language Learners

public school

Definition of public school for English Language Learners

  • : a school that gets money from and is controlled by a local government

  • : a private school that prepares students for college or for public service


PUBLIC SCHOOL Defined for Kids

public school

noun

Definition of public school for Students

: a free school paid for by taxes and run by a local government


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