Definitions for schoolskul

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an institution for teaching persons under college age.

    Category: Education

  2. a college or university.

  3. an institution or academic department for instruction in a particular skill or field.

    Category: Education

  4. a systematic program of studies:

    summer school.

    Category: Education

  5. the activity of teaching or of learning under instruction:

    No school today!

    Category: Education

  6. the body of persons belonging to an educational institution:

    The whole school applauded.

    Category: Education

  7. a building, room, etc., housing an academic department or institution.

    Category: Education

  8. any place, situation, etc., that instructs or indoctrinates.

  9. the body of pupils or followers of a master, system, method, etc.:

    the Platonic school of philosophy.

  10. a group of artists whose works reflect a common conceptual, regional, or personal influence. the art and artists of a geographical location considered independently of stylistic similarity.

    Category: Fine Arts

  11. any group of persons having common attitudes or beliefs.

  12. (adj.)of or connected with a school or schools.

    Category: Education

  13. (v.t.)to educate in or as if in a school; teach; train.

    Category: Education

  14. Archaic. to reprimand.

Origin of school:

bef. 900; ME scole (n.), OE scōl < L schola < Gk scholḗ leisure employed in learning


  1. a large number of fish, porpoises, whales, or the like, feeding or migrating together.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  2. (v.i.)to form into, or go in, a school, as fish.

    Category: Animal Behavior

Origin of school:

1350–1400; ME schol(e) < D school; c. OE scolu troop; see shoal2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. school(noun)

    an educational institution

    "the school was founded in 1900"

  2. school, schoolhouse(noun)

    a building where young people receive education

    "the school was built in 1932"; "he walked to school every morning"

  3. school, schooling(noun)

    the process of being formally educated at a school

    "what will you do when you finish school?"

  4. school(noun)

    a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers

    "the Venetian school of painting"

  5. school, schooltime, school day(noun)

    the period of instruction in a school; the time period when school is in session

    "stay after school"; "he didn't miss a single day of school"; "when the school day was done we would walk home together"

  6. school(noun)

    an educational institution's faculty and students

    "the school keeps parents informed"; "the whole school turned out for the game"

  7. school, shoal(verb)

    a large group of fish

    "a school of small glittering fish swam by"

  8. school(verb)

    educate in or as if in a school

    "The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions"

  9. educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise(verb)

    teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

    "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"

  10. school(verb)

    swim in or form a large group of fish

    "A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. school(noun)skul

    the place where children go to learn, or the time during the day that they are there

    an English teacher at one of the local schools; The kids are all at school.; We go to school from 8:30 to 3:30.; My friends came over to my house after school.

  2. schoolskul

    the process of getting an education

    She quit school when she was 16.; high school dropouts going back to school

  3. schoolskul

    a college or university

    My older son is away at school.

  4. schoolskul

    one of the departments in a college or university

    the School of English; a professor in the Business school

  5. schoolskul

    a place where people go to learn a particular skill

    a language school

Webster Dictionary

  1. School(noun)

    a shoal; a multitude; as, a school of fish

  2. School(noun)

    a place for learned intercourse and instruction; an institution for learning; an educational establishment; a place for acquiring knowledge and mental training; as, the school of the prophets

  3. School(noun)

    a place of primary instruction; an establishment for the instruction of children; as, a primary school; a common school; a grammar school

  4. School(noun)

    a session of an institution of instruction

  5. School(noun)

    one of the seminaries for teaching logic, metaphysics, and theology, which were formed in the Middle Ages, and which were characterized by academical disputations and subtilties of reasoning

  6. School(noun)

    the room or hall in English universities where the examinations for degrees and honors are held

  7. School(noun)

    an assemblage of scholars; those who attend upon instruction in a school of any kind; a body of pupils

  8. School(noun)

    the disciples or followers of a teacher; those who hold a common doctrine, or accept the same teachings; a sect or denomination in philosophy, theology, science, medicine, politics, etc

  9. School(noun)

    the canons, precepts, or body of opinion or practice, sanctioned by the authority of a particular class or age; as, he was a gentleman of the old school

  10. School(noun)

    figuratively, any means of knowledge or discipline; as, the school of experience

  11. School(verb)

    to train in an institution of learning; to educate at a school; to teach

  12. School(verb)

    to tutor; to chide and admonish; to reprove; to subject to systematic discipline; to train


  1. School

    A school is an institution designed for the teaching of students under the direction of teachers. Most countries have systems of formal education, which is commonly compulsory. In these systems, students progress through a series of schools. The names for these schools vary by country, but generally include primary school for young children and secondary school for teenagers who have completed primary education. An institution where higher education is taught, is commonly called a university college or university. In addition to these core schools, students in a given country may also attend schools before and after primary and secondary education. Kindergarten or pre-school provide some schooling to very young children. University, vocational school, college or seminary may be available after secondary school. A school may also be dedicated to one particular field, such as a school of economics or a school of dance. Alternative schools may provide nontraditional curriculum and methods. There are also non-government schools, called private schools. Private schools may be required when the government does not supply adequate, or special education. Other private schools can also be religious, such as Christian schools, hawzas, yeshivas, and others; or schools that have a higher standard of education or seek to foster other personal achievements. Schools for adults include institutions of corporate training, Military education and training and business schools.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. school

    A training-place--mental, physical, moral. Good boys are boys at work. Bad boys are good boys who misdirect their energies.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'school' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #232

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'school' in Written Corpus Frequency: #254

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'school' in Nouns Frequency: #28

Translations for school

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a place for teaching especially children

She goes to the school; He's not at university; – he's still at school; (American) He's still in school.

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