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 This simple building was used as a schoolhouse from 1856-1920 and was later used as a community center and various purposes. Kelly Kazek |, al, 8 Apr. 2021 After Straus, it was used by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York as a hospital and later by Birch Wathen School as a schoolhouse. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2021 Nancy Purdy and her husband, Stan, are members of the U.S. Grant Homestead Association, the nonprofit that maintains the former president's boyhood home and schoolhouse. Erin Glynn, The Enquirer, 20 Apr. 2022 In the late 1930s, the schoolhouse received its last major renovation, which included an exterior facelift. Douglas C. Towne, The Arizona Republic, 19 Aug. 2021 At the schoolhouse, nuns who delivered lessons in Spanish, a language their students barely understood, punished children with canes. Longreads, 19 Jan. 2022 The rapper and singer returns to her sonic roots (and her native NYC), as her crew – fully draped in multi-color North Face puffers – bounce around East Harlem to the schoolhouse hip-hop beat. Neena Rouhani, Billboard, 21 Mar. 2022 When my daughter was little, I became fixated on a schoolhouse a few blocks from our apartment—a Tudor-style storybook cottage, with red trim and a brick chimney and a playground all of wood. Jessica Winter, The New Yorker, 3 Mar. 2022 This is a fundraiser for the continual upkeep of the society’s two museum buildings and 1840 one-room schoolhouse on Bevin Boulevard., 2 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of schoolhouse

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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13 May 2022

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“Schoolhouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for schoolhouse


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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Nglish: Translation of schoolhouse for Spanish Speakers


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