school·ing | \ ˈskü-liŋ \

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

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His formal schooling consisted of grammar school, a year at Holy Cross High School and six months at Soule College. Mike Scott,, "The man whose name is synonymous with makin' groceries in New Orleans," 30 May 2018 The student would have to pay for the schooling but would get on-the-job training and a higher wage than at a burger joint or department store. Paul Brinkmann,, "Space companies like Blue Origin and OneWeb are turning to apprenticeships," 9 Apr. 2018 The sisters’ schooling was led mostly by Benedictine sisters, including their high school years at the monastery school, Academy Immaculate Conception, later known as Marian Heights Academy, in Ferdinand. Candy Neal, The Seattle Times, "92-year-old twin sisters joined convent together at age 19," 26 Jan. 2018 In areas affected by Boko Haram almost no one gets schooling, health care or other public services. The Economist, "The fight against Islamic State is moving to Africa," 14 July 2018 His mother’s teaching certificate afforded the opportunity for that education in baseball to coincide with home-schooling as David Weathers’ career shifted from the New York Mets to the Cincinnati Reds. Jeff Sanders,, "Padres' first-rounder Ryan Weathers knows all about road ahead," 2 July 2018 Of that group, more than 230 children presently are receiving schooling, medical and mental-health care at the East Harlem location of the nonprofit Cayuga Centers. Melanie Grayce West And Katie Honan, WSJ, "New York City Mayor Calls for Details on Locations of Migrant Children Separated From Parents," 20 June 2018 The state child advocate is expanding her inquiry into the use of home schooling by parents with long histories of reported abuse or neglect. Josh Kovner,, "Child Advocate Expands Probe Into Use Of Home Schooling By Parents Suspected Of Abuse, Neglect," 6 June 2018 But for Chicago families that often pay thousands of dollars annually for childcare and pre-kindergarten schooling, the chance to send a child to school at no cost for an extra year could prove a significant savings. John Byrne,, "Emanuel calls for free full-day public pre-school for 4-year-olds," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of schooling

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

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English Language Learners Definition of schooling

: teaching that is done in a school


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