What does School mean?

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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"

Wikipedia

  1. School

    A school is an educational institution designed to provide learning spaces and learning environments for the teaching of students (or "pupils") 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 (discussed in the Regional section below) 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, but these higher education institutions are usually not compulsory. In addition to these core schools, students in a given country may also attend schools before and after primary (Elementary in the US) and secondary (Middle school in the US) education. Kindergarten or pre-school provide some schooling to very young children (typically ages 3–5). University, vocational school, college or seminary may be available after secondary school. A school may 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, madrasa, hawzas (Shi'a schools), yeshivas (Jewish schools), 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. In home schooling and online schools, teaching and learning take place outside a traditional school building. Schools are commonly organized in several different organizational models, including departmental, small learning communities, academies, integrated, and schools-within-a-school.

Webster Dictionary

  1. School(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. School(noun)

    a session of an institution of instruction

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. School(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. School(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  10. School(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  11. School(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  12. School(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.

Rap Dictionary

  1. school(noun)

    A specific era in hiphop history. There have been many discussions about the difference between the "Old School" and the New School". One accepted view was put to words in alt.rap by Charles L. Isbell: All of time can be divided pretty easily this way: * Everything before "Run DMC" (Run DMC) * Everything before "It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back" (Public Enemy) It gets harder after that, but maybe you'd have to label parallel movements with stuff like: * Everything before "Straight Outta Compton" (NWA) and "Amerikkka's Most Wanted" (Ice Cube) for the West Coast Gangsta Movement * Everything before "3 Feet High And Rising" (De La Soul) and "Low End Theory" (A Tribe Called Quest) for the Jazz/Bohemian Movement Others seem to think we're about to enter the Everything before "93 'Til Infinity" (Souls of Mischief) era for the Ascendency of Hieroglyphics, but I'll reserve judgement on that. There are also several dark moments: MC Hammer ushered in the HipPop Era and Vanilla "No I really used to be rich; May I take your order?" Ice ushered in something unspeakable (Snow, if nothing else). Hmmmmm, here's a way to pass the time: what are the key moments/movements and what albums/artists best represent them? How have they influenced the direction of rap? Making no value judgements, I'd have to say that the four most influential hiphop moments/movements are the ones I listed above and for obvious reasons.

Editors Contribution

  1. school

    A building that people attend to learn and receive an education.

    The local school is attended by children during the day and adults use it at night to attend night classes.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 2, 2020  
  2. school

    A type of education system for the provision of education, learning, training, instruction for a range of curriculum, courses and study for students with just sufficient classrooms, buildings and appropriate forms of housing, leisure and sports facilities, gym, space for vehicles and bicycles, open space and landscaping, provided as a goodwill gesture to members of the public and paid for with a variety of local unity government funding, regional unity government funding, national unity government funding, european unity government funding, international unity government funding, business funding, philanthropy income, music artist philanthropy income, citizen income and crowdfunding.

    Schools are amazing places to learn, interact, play, laugh, dance and have fun.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020  

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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

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How to say School in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Anita McBride:

    My fear is this university will be caught up in the overall strategy of our posturing and our position as the Anita McBride government towards Afghanistan. Security remains the biggest obstacle for the school and, frankly, for women progress and women empowerment generally.

  2. Superintendent Kirk Carpenter:

    To get a project like this done in a month’s time was absolutely amazing, no one's going to change what we do at that high school, and that's to make sure learning takes place. Book admits demolishing Building 12, erecting a new building and implementing a memorial park on campus is a daunting task, especially with Florida’s legislative session nearing its end. Estimates for the proposal come in around $ 25 to 30 million, which would come from state appropriations. Not to mention the freshman building on Marjory Stoneman Douglas ’ campus holds about 900 students, a quarter of the school’s population. Lawmakers are pushing to demolish Building 12 and implement a memorial park in its place. ( Fox News) The school, named after a women’s suffrage advocate, opened in 1990. It’s about two hours north of Miami. Charo acknowledges it will be hard for the school to adjust without the building, saying it.

  3. Bonnie Wright:

    I'm really interested in acting but I think I still want to get to high school to study off a degree. I think maybe something involving art because I'm really interested in the film industry now, from being in it. Maybe something artwise in the film, behind the camera, not so much in front of it. Maybe more in costume or set design and things like that.

  4. Ramon Cortines:

    I'm not taking a chance to bring (students into a school) until I know it is safe.

  5. Nima Behzad:

    If( young Westerners) visit Iran, they will see that it's really really different from what they were thinking about( Iran), i have an American friend. First of all, she told me that in our school, when I talk about Iran, they all get scared and say,' OK, isn't there a war going on there ?' And something like that.

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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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