What does SCHOOL mean?

Definitions for SCHOOL

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word SCHOOL.

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"

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

  13. Origin: [OE. scole, AS. sclu, L. schola, Gr. leisure, that in which leisure is employed, disputation, lecture, a school, probably from the same root as , the original sense being perhaps, a stopping, a resting. See Scheme.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. School

    skōōl, n. a place for instruction: an institution of learning, esp. for children: the pupils of a school: exercises for instruction: the disciples of a particular teacher, or those who hold a common doctrine: a large number of fish migrating together, a shoal: a system of training: any means of knowledge, esp. (mus.) a treatise teaching some particular branch of the art: a large hall in English universities, where the examinations for degrees, &c., are held—hence, one of these examinations (gen. pl.) also the group of studies taken by a man competing for honours in these: a single department of a university: (pl.) the body of masters and students in a college.—v.t. to educate in a school: to instruct: to admonish, to discipline.—adj. School′able, of school age.—ns. School′-board, a board of managers, elected by the ratepayers, whose duty it is to see that adequate means of education are provided for the children of a town or district; School′-boy, a boy attending a school: one learning the rudiments of a subject; School′-clerk, one versed in the learning of schools; School′-craft, learning; School′-dame, a schoolmistress.—n.pl. School′-days, the time of life during which one goes to school.—ns. School′-divine′; School′-divin′ity, scholastic or seminary theology; School′-doc′tor, a schoolman; School′ery (Spens.), something taught, precepts; School′-fell′ow, one taught at the same school: an associate at school; School′girl a girl attending school.—n.pl. School′-hours, time spent at school in acquiring instruction.—ns. School′-house, a house of discipline and instruction: a house used as a school: a schoolmaster's house; School′ing, instruction in school: tuition: the price paid for instruction: reproof, reprimand; School′-inspec′tor, an official appointed to examine schools; School′-ma'am, a schoolmistress; School′-maid, a school-girl; School′man, one of the philosophers and theologians of the second half of the middle ages; School′master, the master or teacher of a school, a pedagogue:—fem. School′mistress, a woman who teaches or who merely governs a school; School′-mate, one who attends the same school; School′-name, an abstract term, an abstraction; School′-pence, a small sum paid for school-teaching; School′-point, a point for scholastic disputation; School′-room, a room for teaching in: school accommodation; School′-ship, a vessel used for teaching practical navigation.—adj. School′-taught, taught at school or in the schools.—ns. School′-teach′er, one who teaches in a school; School′-teach′ing; School′-time, the time at which a school op

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. school

    A term applied to a shoal of any of the cetacean animals.

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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

How to pronounce SCHOOL?

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How to say SCHOOL in sign language?

  1. school


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SCHOOL in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SCHOOL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of SCHOOL in a Sentence

  1. Kim Kardashian:

    First year of law school.

  2. Joel Kioko:

    I was never good in school.

  3. Emma Gonzalez:

    Since he was in middle school.

  4. Mark Hamill:

    It's like going back to school.

  5. Jennifer Lawrence:

    I dropped out of middle school.

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Translations for SCHOOL

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  • апхьартаAbkhaz
  • universiteit, skool, kollege, departement, leerAfrikaans
  • جامعة, قسم, مدرسة, كليةArabic
  • বিদ্যালয়, পাঠশালাAssamese
  • məktəbAzerbaijani
  • мәктәпBashkir
  • шко́лаBelarusian
  • факултет, шко́ла, пасаж, учи́лище, обучавам, коле́ж, университе́тBulgarian
  • বিদ্যালয়Bengali
  • སླབ་གྲྭTibetan Standard
  • kevrenn, skol, skolioù, skoliata, kelenn, moudenn, skol-veurBreton
  • banc, escola, mola de peixCatalan, Valencian
  • школаChechen
  • škola, hejnoCzech
  • шкулChuvash
  • ysgolWelsh
  • stime, skoleDanish
  • Schule, Fakultät, Schwarm, unterrichten, schulen, Universität, HochschuleGerman
  • ސްކޫލުDivehi
  • sukuEwe
  • σχολείο, πανεπιστήμιο, διδάσκω, κοπάδι, εκπαιδεύω, διαπαιδαγωγώ, σχολήGreek
  • skolo, lernejoEsperanto
  • facultad, banco de peces, universidad, escolarizar, escuela, cardumen, educarSpanish
  • koolEstonian
  • ikastetxe, eskola, ikastolaBasque
  • مدرسهPersian
  • koulukunta, parvi, koulu, kouluttaa, yliopistoFinnish
  • vað, torva, skúliFaroese
  • école, banc, collège, universitéFrench
  • scoilIrish
  • sgoilScottish Gaelic
  • escolaGalician
  • નિશાળ, વિદ્યાલયGujarati
  • schoillManx
  • מכללה, להקה, בית ספר, אסכולה, אוניברסיטה, פקולטה, לימדHebrew
  • विद्यालय, मद्रसा, स्कूलHindi
  • lekòlHaitian Creole
  • raj, iskola, egyetem, főiskolaHungarian
  • դպրոց, ֆակուլտետ, վտառArmenian
  • inseniar, banco, schola, educar, instruerInterlingua
  • fakultas, sekolah, universitasIndonesian
  • skoloIdo
  • skóliIcelandic
  • scuola, università, facoltà, scuola di pensieroItalian
  • 魚群, 学校, 大学, 大学院, 群れJapanese
  • სკოლაGeorgian
  • мектепKazakh
  • atuarfikKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • វ៉ូង, សាលារៀនKhmer
  • ಶಾಲೆ, ವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯKannada
  • 학교, 學校Korean
  • мектепKyrgyz
  • collēgium, ūniversitās, lūdus, scholaLatin
  • SchoulLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ໂຮງຮຽນLao
  • mokyklaLithuanian
  • skolaLatvian
  • wharekura, kuraMāori
  • училиште, школаMacedonian
  • വിദ്യാലയംMalayalam
  • сургуульMongolian
  • शाळाMarathi
  • kolej, universiti, sekolah, fakulti, maktabMalay
  • istitut, kulleġġ, skola, universitàMaltese
  • ကျောင်းBurmese
  • इस्कुलNepali
  • school, universiteit, scholenDutch
  • lære opp, stim, skole, fakultet, skolere, utdanneNorwegian
  • óltaʼNavajo, Navaho
  • escòlaOccitan
  • ବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟOriya
  • скъолаOssetian, Ossetic
  • ਮਦਰੱਸਾ, ਸਕੂਲPanjabi, Punjabi
  • ławica, szkoła, uczelniaPolish
  • ښوونځیPashto, Pushto
  • ensinar, escolarizar, escola, colégio, doutrina, universidade, faculdade, cardume, educar, instruirPortuguese
  • yachay wasiQuechua
  • scoula, scolaRomansh
  • antrena, învăța, gimnaziu, școală, școală superiară, școlariza, universitate, facultate, școală medie, colegiu, educa, instruiRomanian
  • ка́федра, вы́сшая шко́ла, консервато́рия, факульте́т, вы́сшее уче́бное заведе́ние, колле́дж, учи́ть, институ́т, уче́ние, университе́т, те́хникум, кося́к, шко́ла, акаде́мия, учи́лище, школаRussian
  • विद्यालयSanskrit
  • scola, isciola, iscolaSardinian
  • اسڪولSindhi
  • академија, školati, школовати, школа, univerzitet, obučavati, katedra, škȏla, sveùčilīšte, свеу̀чилӣште, fakultet, факу̀лте̄т, катедра, akademija, školovati, факултет, јато, шко̑ла, koledž, колеџ, jato, универзитет, школати, обучаватиSerbo-Croatian
  • ඉස්කෝලය, පාසැලSinhala, Sinhalese
  • školaSlovak
  • šola, učitiSlovene
  • shkollëAlbanian
  • sekoloSouthern Sotho
  • skola, institution, högskola, universitet, stim, fakultet, lära, lärosäte, skolbildningSwedish
  • shuleSwahili
  • பள்ளி, பாடசாலைTamil
  • పాఠశాల, బడి, విద్యాలయంTelugu
  • мактабTajik
  • โรงเรียน, วิทยาลัย, วิลยาลัยThai
  • mekdep, uçilişşeTurkmen
  • pakultad, aktitud, departamento, eskuwelahan, magturo, turuan, kagawaran, sanayin, aral, turo, sangay, paaralan, institusyon, pamantasanTagalog
  • üniversite, fakülte, ekol, okul, mektepTurkish
  • мәктәбеTatar
  • مەكتەپUyghur, Uighur
  • ви́ща шко́ла, те́хнікум, акаде́мія, учи́лище, інститу́т, шко́ла, консервато́рія, відді́лення, коле́дж, ви́щий навча́льний за́клад, університе́т, згра́я, факульте́т, навча́тиUkrainian
  • سکول, اسکول, مدرسہUrdu
  • maktabUzbek
  • trường, trường học, trường đại học, đại họcVietnamese
  • donajul, julVolapük
  • scoleWalloon
  • שולע, שולYiddish
  • 学校Chinese

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