schooling

noun school·ing \ ˈskü-liŋ \
Updated on: 16 May 2018

Definition of schooling

1 a : 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

Examples of schooling in a Sentence

  1. He has had little schooling.

  2. the extended schooling needed for a horse to be able to make those precision movements

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First Known Use of schooling

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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SCHOOLING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of schooling for English Language Learners

  • : teaching that is done in a school


SCHOOLING Defined for Kids

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noun school·ing \ ˈskü-liŋ \

Definition of schooling for Students

: education 1


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