school·​house | \ ˈskül-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce schoolhouse (audio) \

Definition of schoolhouse

: a building used as a school and especially as an elementary school

Examples of schoolhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The worldwide book sharing movement began in 2009 when Wisconsin resident Todd Bol built a public nook that resembled a schoolhouse in honor of his late mother. Lisa Maria Garza,, "Fort Christmas park offers ‘classic’ reading experience through Little Free Library," 24 Dec. 2020 Now, McIntire said, the main attraction is the schoolhouse. Washington Post, "A special-needs student was struggling to learn online. The whole neighborhood contributed to her schoolhouse.," 23 Sep. 2020 Scott nullified a termination of use notice issued to U Empower of Maryland, which runs The Food Project out of a former schoolhouse. Hallie Miller,, "Mayor Brandon Scott rescinds Young’s termination notice for West Baltimore nonprofit," 14 Dec. 2020 Now those days seem as distant as the history of the old stone schoolhouse next to the spring, which has been closed and empty for decades. Ian James,, "'Everything is drying up': As springs on Hopi land decline, a sacred connection is threatened," 7 Dec. 2020 The Gallery on the Green, established in 1960, is housed in a schoolhouse, circa 1872., "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 25 Nov. 2020 The entire schoolhouse is decorated for Christmas – Christmas trees, lights, new music, new characters and more! Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Nov. 30-Dec. 6," 30 Nov. 2020 While the Child sits in the local schoolhouse, using the Force to swipe cookies from a stingy classmate, Mando and his old allies head to an Imperial outpost elsewhere on the planet. Alex Kane, USA TODAY, "The Mandalorian recap: 'The Siege'," 20 Nov. 2020 When my grandmother grew up here, 140 years ago, there were dozens of vibrant homesteads, successful farms, enough kids to fill the local schoolhouse. Jerry Brown, The New York Review of Books, "The View from Colusa County," 3 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of schoolhouse

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jan 2021

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“Schoolhouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of schoolhouse

: a building that is used as a school


school·​house | \ ˈskül-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce schoolhouse (audio) \
plural schoolhouses\ -​ˌhau̇-​zəz \

Kids Definition of schoolhouse

: a building used as a place for teaching and learning

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