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 Our short person has successfully departed for another day of learning at the local schoolhouse and our official mascot is comfortably snoozing in a corner. Ed Silverman, STAT, "Pharmalittle: Biotechs worry about Democrats’ drug pricing bill; PhRMA criticizes four countries over policies," 12 Nov. 2019 The few good jobs that do exist are often publicly funded—in local government offices, schoolhouses, hospitals or prisons. The Economist, "Non-public optionsHow much can enterprise and philanthropy help alleviate American poverty?," 26 Sep. 2019 Despite the attack, more than 4,000 voters turned out to cast their ballots at the schoolhouse, the line stretching far down the road, according to Budradin Badrad, the education officer of Spin Boldak. Washington Post, "During Afghan elections, schools double as voting places — and become Taliban targets," 14 Aug. 2019 The community’s annual report for 2018 shows 76 registered voters, five pupils in the one-room K-8 schoolhouse, four marriages, two births, one death, one arrest and a domestic disturbance. Christopher Reynoldsstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Maine’s scenic Monhegan Island is a portrait of Brigadoon mixed with L.L. Bean," 25 July 2019 Most of the remaining one-room schoolhouses are in sprawling states with large rural areas, such as Nevada, Wyoming and Montana. Anita Hassan, NBC News, "In rural Nevada, a one-room schoolhouse has educated generations of residents," 17 Oct. 2019 The former schoolhouse served as a church for 20 more years. Rachel Greco, The Seattle Times, "Couple turns former schoolhouse in Michigan into their home," 20 Jan. 2018 Eber joined Vostrejs, fellow City Streets partner Rod Wagner and Jerry Glick on a walkthrough of the schoolhouse Monday afternoon. Joe Rubino, The Denver Post, "Plans to redevelop Denver’s historic Evans School no longer just academic, potential buyers say," 7 Aug. 2019 Jeannie Parker, a docent at the schoolhouse, grew up across the street from the historic building and actually attended first and second grade there. Michael Walsh,, "Avon Historical Society Opens Pine Grove Schoolhouse For Summer Tours," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of schoolhouse

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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11 Dec 2019

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“Schoolhouse.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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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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