Definition of "school" []

  • An institution for the instruction of children or people under college age. (noun)
  • An institution for instruction in a skill or business: a secretarial school; a karate school. (noun)
  • A college or university. (noun)
  • An institution within or associated with a college or university that gives instruction in a specialized field and recommends candidates for degrees. (noun)
  • A division of an educational institution constituting several grades or classes: advanced to the upper school. (noun)
  • An institution or building at which children and young people usually under 19 receive education (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • Any educational institution or building (noun)
  • A faculty, institution, or department specializing in a particular subject (noun)
  • The staff and pupils of a school (noun)
  • The period of instruction in a school or one session of this (noun)
  • Meetings held occasionally for members of a profession, etc (noun)
  • A place or sphere of activity that instructs (noun)
  • A body of people or pupils adhering to a certain set of principles, doctrines, or methods (noun)
  • A group of artists, writers, etc, linked by the same style, teachers, or aims (noun)
  • A style of life (noun)
  • A group assembled for a common purpose, esp gambling or drinking (noun)
  • To train or educate in or as in a school (verb)
  • To discipline or control (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "school" in a sentence
  • "Moreover, the Italian school was not strictly a national ˜school,™ but rather a working style and a methodology, principally based in Italy, but with representatives to be found elsewhere in the world."
  • "The objection to school surgery should be clearly before us, so that we can judge of the two methods that are open to us, -- _treatment at school_ vs. _treatment away from school_."
  • ""If it's school or jail, I'll go to _school_!" he said."