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

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 The concept, which Baumol began developing in the 1960s, explains why the cost of services like schooling and haircuts rise faster than cost of goods like pencils and T-shirts. Mary Hui, Quartz, 5 Nov. 2021 As the world continues to adapt to remote schooling and work, HP just announced a device designed to disrupt an area that will create a solution for many consumers and enterprise users. Zane Pickett, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021 Original plans included funding for home care for sick and elderly Americans, paid family leave, free pre-kindergarten schooling and a flurry of other programs Democrats say will create jobs. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 25 Oct. 2021 The peculiar unwillingness of a large cohort of young men to pursue either work or schooling. WSJ, 22 Oct. 2021 During a year and a half of shutdowns, remote schooling and working from home, many of us have spent more time in our bathrooms — and more time dreaming of an all-out renovation. Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2021 Lore envisions Telosa having equal access health care, excellent schooling and safe environments for families, regardless of income. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 18 Oct. 2021 His parents focused on his schooling and Radmanović credits his mother, in particular, with figuring out how to access and complete federal forms for student aid and scholarships, leading to his graduation from Marquette University., 29 Sep. 2021 Remote work and schooling have added to the demand for tech products, contributing to long waits. Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, 26 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of schooling

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

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“Schooling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of schooling

: teaching that is done in a school : education


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