school·​ing | \ ˈskü-liŋ How to pronounce schooling (audio) \

Definition of schooling

1a : instruction in school : education
b : training, guidance, or discipline derived from experience
2 archaic : reproof
3 : the cost of instruction and maintenance at school
4 : the training of a horse for service especially : the teaching and exercising of horse and rider in the formal techniques of equitation

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Examples of schooling in a Sentence

He has had little schooling. the extended schooling needed for a horse to be able to make those precision movements
Recent Examples on the Web But how much schooling can really be done in places designed for leisure, not long division? Kelsey Ogletree, WSJ, "Remote Schooling Is the New First-Class Hotel Perk," 8 Oct. 2020 Despite that, Chang still intends on doing schooling. Randy Mcroberts,, "Havre de Grace professional tennis player Sophie Chang just wants to play," 7 Oct. 2020 With its geysers, hot springs and wildlife, Yellowstone is a road schooling favorite. Larry Bleiberg, USA TODAY, "10 great places to road-school your kids, from the California coast to Cape Cod," 6 Oct. 2020 That’s led Camping World to develop a bespoke road schooling curriculum for its customers, set to debut late this year. Washington Post, "Home schooling is a hot topic in the pandemic. Is road schooling next?," 5 Oct. 2020 Some families are keeping young children at home while older siblings complete virtual schooling, while others are able to balance working from home with childcare. Holly V. Hays, The Indianapolis Star, "Seeing low enrollment, state seeks applications for On My Way Pre-K tuition aid," 5 Oct. 2020 As virtual schooling ramps up in some areas, women are being forced to make the choice between caring for their children or prioritizing their own career. NBC News, "Facing dual challenges of work and home-schooling, more women are sacrificing their careers," 5 Oct. 2020 Another was the formation in 1998 of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System that has served the tens of thousands of students each year who wanted post-secondary education schooling but not at a four-year university. Tyler Bridges,, "Remembering Mike Foster: a 2-term Louisiana governor with a long list of accomplishments," 4 Oct. 2020 As for the public schools, students will have, in effect, missed a whole semester of schooling that can never be recovered. Anchorage Daily News, "Candidate Q&A: Alaska Senate District N — Carolyn “Care” Clift," 3 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of schooling

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of schooling was in the 15th century

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16 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Schooling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of schooling

: teaching that is done in a school


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